Amplified Bible

Song of Solomon 1

The Young Shulammite Bride and Jerusalem’s Daughters

1The [a]Song of Songs [the best of songs], which is Solomon’s.

[b](The Shulammite Bride)


“May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!” [Solomon arrives, she turns to him, saying,]
“For your love is better than wine.

“The aroma of your oils is fragrant and pleasing;
Your name is perfume poured out;
Therefore the maidens love you.

“Draw me away with you and let us run together!
Let the king bring me into his chambers.”

[c](The Chorus)

“We will rejoice and be glad in you;
We will remember and extol your love more [sweet and fragrant] than wine.
Rightly do they love you.”

(The Shulammite Bride)


“I am deeply tanned but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
[I am dark] like the tents of [the Bedouins of] Kedar,
Like the [beautiful] curtains of Solomon.

“Do not gaze at me because I am deeply tanned,
[I have worked in] the sun; it has left its mark on me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me;
They made me keeper of the vineyards,
But my own vineyard (my complexion) I have not kept.”

“Tell me, O you whom my soul loves,
Where do you pasture your flock,
Where do you make it lie down at noon?
For why should I be like one who is veiled
Beside the flocks of your companions?”

Solomon, the Lover, Speaks

(The Bridegroom)


“If you do not know [where your lover is],
O you fairest among women,
Run along, follow the tracks of the flock,
And pasture your young goats
By the tents of the shepherds.


“To me, my love, you are like
My [favorite] mare among the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 
“Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
Your neck with strings of jewels.”

(The Chorus)

11 
“We will make for you chains and ornaments of gold,
[Studded] with beads of silver.”

(The Shulammite Bride)

12 
“While the king was at his table,
My perfume (Solomon) sent forth [his] fragrance [surrounding me].
13 
“My beloved is to me like a pouch of myrrh
Which lies all night between my breasts.
14 
“My beloved is to me a cluster of henna flowers
In the [fragrant] vineyards of [d]Engedi.”

(The Bridegroom)

15 
“Behold, how beautiful you are, my darling,
Behold, how beautiful you are!
Your eyes are dove’s eyes.”

(The Shulammite Bride)

16 
“Behold, how fair and handsome you are, my beloved;
And so delightful!
Our arbor is green and luxuriant.
17 
“The beams of our houses are cedars,
Our rafters and panels are cypresses.

Notas al pie

  1. Song of Solomon 1:1 Some theologians believe the Song of Solomon to be a collection of songs, but it is more generally understood to be a sort of drama or lyric poem celebrating the wholesomeness of a growing love that leads to maturity in marriage. The ancient rabbis understood it as an allegory of the relationship between God and Israel, and viewed the details as symbolic.
  2. Song of Solomon 1:2 The parenthetical headings indicate that the speakers are not from the Hebrew text nor the Septuagint, but reflect an ancient tradition which appears in some manuscripts.
  3. Song of Solomon 1:5 The purpose of the chorus is to echo and expand the sentiments of the bride and her bridegroom. The members of the chorus are not always known, but have been variously identified as “daughters of Jerusalem,” “daughters of Zion,” “ladies in waiting,” “friends” or “relatives” of the bride.
  4. Song of Solomon 1:14 An oasis on the western side of the Dead Sea.

Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

Højsangen 1

1Det følgende er Salomons bedste sangskat.

Første sang: Gensidig kærlighed

Den unge pige til den unge mand:

„Kys mig! Kys mig!
    Din kærlighed er bedre end vin.
Hvor du dufter skønt.
    Bare jeg hører dit navn, bliver jeg fuld af forventning.
        Ikke underligt, at de unge piger falder for dig.
Kom, tag min hånd og lad os løbe!
    Før mig til dit kongelige sovekammer!”

Jerusalems unge piger til den unge mand:[a]

„Også vi fryder os over dig.
    Din kærlighed er bedre end vin.”

Den unge pige til den unge mand:

    „Tænk, de er alle forelskede i dig!”

Den unge pige til de andre piger:

5-6 „Hør her, I lyshudede piger fra Jerusalem,
    lad være med at stirre sådan på mig,
        bare fordi jeg er mørkere end jer.
Jeg er mørk og smuk,
    mørk som teltene i Kedars ørken,
        smuk som Salomons telte.
Min hud blev brændt i den bagende sol,
    fordi mine brødre var skrappe imod mig.
De sendte mig ud for at passe vinmarkerne
    i stedet for at passe min egen ‚vingård’.”

Den unge pige til den unge mand:

„Sig mig, min elskede: Hvor græsser du din hjord i dag?
    Hvor lader du dem hvile sig i middagsheden?
Fortæl mig, hvor du er, så jeg ikke behøver at forklæde mig
    og gå rundt og lede efter dig blandt hyrderne.”

Den unge mand:

„Hvis du ikke kender vejen, du dejligste af alle kvinder,
    så følg blot dyrenes spor til hyrdernes telte
        og lad dine gedekid græsse der.
Min elskede, du er vildt bedårende
    som et prægtigt hoppeføl fra Faraos stalde.
10 Dine kinder er yndige i glansen fra dine øreringe,
    din hals er fortryllende med kæden af ædelsten.
11 Jeg vil få lavet dig en guldsnor med perler af sølv.”

Den unge pige:

12 „Min parfumes vellugt omgiver kongen,
    når han ligger ved det festdækkede bord.
13 Min elskede er som en pose med myrra,
    der hviler imellem mine bryster.
14 Min elskede er som hennablomster
    fra de frodige vinmarker ved En-Gedi.”

Den unge mand:

15 „Du er så smuk, min elskede, så yndig.
    Dine øjne er blide som duer.”

Den unge pige:

16 „Hvor ser du dejlig ud, min elskede,
    som vi ligger her i det grønne græs
17         i skyggen af cedertræ og cypres.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1,4 Teksten gør det ikke helt klart, hvem der her taler til hvem.