Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Nnwom Mu Dwom 1:1-17

1Salomo nnwom mu dwom.

Ababaa:

2Ma ɔmfa nʼano mfewano no mfew mʼano,

efisɛ wo dɔ no yɛ anigye sen bobesa.

3Wʼaduhuam yi hua a ɛyɛ anigye;

wo din te sɛ aduhuam a wɔahwie.

Na ɛnyɛ nwonwa sɛ mmabaa no dɔ wo!

4Fa me kɔ, ma yɛnyɛ ntɛm!

Ma ɔhene mfa me nkɔ ne pia mu.

Nnamfonom:

Yebedi ahurusi na yɛn ani agye wo ho.

Yɛbɛkamfo wo dɔ asen bobesa.

Ababaa:

Sɛ wɔkamfo wo a, na ne kwan so ara ne no!

5Mibiri de, nanso me ho yɛ fɛ,

Yerusalem mmabea,

mobiri te sɛ Kedar ntamadan,

te sɛ, Salomo ntamadan mu ntwamtam!

6Nhwɛ me haw sɛ mibiri nti,

efisɛ owia na ayɛ me saa.

Me na mmabarima bu fuw me,

enti wɔma me kɔhwɛɛ bobe nturo so;

na amma manhwɛ mʼankasa me bobeturo.

7Kyerɛ me, me dɔfo,

faako a wode wo nguankuw kɔ adidi

na owigyinae nso, faako a woma wo nguan home.

Adɛn nti na ɛsɛ sɛ meyɛ sɛ ɔbea a wakata nʼanim

wɔ wo nnamfonom nguankuw ho?

Nnamfonom:

8Sɛ wunnim a, mmea mu ɔhoɔfɛfo koraa,

fa ɔkwan a nguan fa so so

na fa wo mpapomma kɔ adidi

wɔ nguanhwɛfo no ntamadan ho.

Aberante:

9Me dɔfo, mede wo toto ɔpɔnkɔbere

a wɔde hama asa no wɔ Farao nteaseɛnam baako ho no ho.

10Asokaa ama wʼafono ho ayɛ fɛ,

na abohemaa a woasina agu wo kɔn mu no fata wo.

11Yɛbɛyɛ sikakɔkɔɔ asokaa

a wɔde dwetɛ asisi mu ama wo.

Ababaa:

12Bere a ɔhene te ne didipon ho no,

nʼaduhuam hua no gyee hɔ.

13Me dɔfo ayɛ me sɛ kurobow1.13 Kurobow yɛ aduhuam bi a wonya fi “balsam” dua a bi wɔ Etiopia, Ntam Po ne India. Nnipa de yɛ wɔn ho ma wɔn ho yɛ huam. toa

a ɛda me nufu ntam.

14Me dɔfo ayɛ me sɛ nhwiren boa a ayɛ frɔmfrɔm

wɔ En-Gedi1.14 En-Gedi yɛ kwae a ɛwɔ sare so wɔ Nkyene Po atɔe fam a afifide a ɛyɛ huam bebree wɔ. bobeturo mu.

Aberante:

15Me dɔfo, wo ho yɛ fɛ!

Ao, ahoɔfɛ ni!

Wʼaniwa aba te sɛ mmorɔnoma.

Ababaa:

16Me dɔfo, wo ho yɛ fɛ!

Ao, ahoɔfɛ ni!

Yɛn mpa so yɛ akɔnnɔakɔnnɔ.

Aberante:

17Yɛn fi mpuran yɛ sida;

yɛn nsɛmso yɛ ɔpepaw.

New International Reader's Version

Song of Songs 1:1-17

1This is the greatest song Solomon ever wrote.

A Shulammite woman says to King Solomon

2“I long for your lips to kiss me!

Your love makes me happier than wine does.

3The lotion you have on pleases me.

Your name is like perfume that is poured out.

No wonder the young women love you!

4Take me away with you. Let us hurry!

King Solomon, bring me into your palace.”

The other women say

“King Solomon, you fill us with joy. You make us happy.

We praise your love more than we praise wine.”

The woman says to the king

“It is right for them to love you!

5“Women of Jerusalem,

my skin is dark but lovely.

It is dark like the tents in Kedar.

It’s like the curtains of Solomon’s tent.

6Don’t stare at me because I’m dark.

The sun has made my skin look like this.

My brothers were angry with me.

They made me take care of the vineyards.

I haven’t even taken care of my own vineyard.

7“King Solomon, I love you.

So tell me where you take care of your flock.

Tell me where you rest your sheep at noon.

Why should I have to act like a prostitute

near the flocks of your friends?”

The other women say

8“You are the most beautiful woman of all.

Don’t you know where to find the king?

Follow the tracks the sheep make.

Take care of your young goats

near the tents of the shepherds.”

King Solomon says to the Shulammite woman

9“You are my love.

You are like a mare among Pharaoh’s chariot horses.

10Your earrings make your cheeks even more beautiful.

Your strings of jewels make your neck even more lovely.

11We will make gold earrings for you.

We’ll decorate them with silver.”

The woman says

12“The king was at his table.

My perfume gave off a sweet smell.

13The one who loves me is like a small bag of myrrh

resting between my breasts.

14He is like henna flowers

from the vineyards of En Gedi.”

The king says

15“You are so beautiful, my love!

So beautiful!

Your eyes are like doves.”

The woman says

16“You are so handsome, my love!

So charming!

The green field is our bed.”

The king says

17“Cedar trees above us are the beams of our house.

Fir trees overhead are its rafters.”