8 all of them wearing the sword, all experienced in battle, each with his sword at his side, prepared for the terrors of the night.

Read Song of Songs 3:8 Using Other Translations

They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.
all of them wearing swords and expert in war, each with his sword at his thigh, against terror by night.
They are all skilled swordsmen, experienced warriors. Each wears a sword on his thigh, ready to defend the king against an attack in the night.