Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Nnwom Mu Dwom 1:1-17

1Salomo nnwom mu dwom.

Ababaawa:

2Ma ɔmfa nʼano mfeano no mfe mʼano,

ɛfiri sɛ wo dɔ no yɛ ahomeka sene bobesa.

3Wʼaduhwam yi hwa a ɛyɛ ahomeka

wo din te sɛ aduhwam a wɔahwie.

Na ɛnyɛ nwanwa sɛ mmabaawa no dɔ woɔ!

4Fa me kɔ, ma yɛnyɛ ntɛm!

Ma ɔhene mfa me nkɔ ne piam.

Nnamfonom

Yɛbɛdi ahurisie na yɛn ani agye wo ho.

Yɛbɛkamfo wo dɔ asene bobesa.

Ababaawa:

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

5Mebiri deɛ, nanso me ho yɛ fɛ,

Ao, Yerusalem mmammaa,

mobiri te sɛ Kedar ntomadan,

te sɛ, Salomo ntomadan mu ntwamutam!

6Nhwɛ me haa sɛ mebirie enti,

ɛfiri sɛ awia na ayɛ me saa.

Memaa mmammarima bo fuu me

enti wɔmaa me kɔhwɛɛ bobe nturo so;

na amma manhwɛ mʼankasa me bobe turo.

7Kyerɛ me me dɔfoɔ,

faako a wode wo nnwankuo kɔ adidi

na owigyinaeɛ nso faako a woma wo nnwan home.

Adɛn enti na ɛsɛ sɛ meyɛ sɛ ɔbaa a wakata nʼanim

wɔ wo nnamfonom nnwankuo ho?

Nnamfonom

8Sɛ wonnim a, mmaa ahoɔfɛfoɔ pa ara no,

fa ɛkwan a nnwan fa soɔ so

na fa wo mpapo mma kɔ adidi

wɔ nnwanhwɛfoɔ no ntomadan ho.

Aberanteɛ:

9Me dɔfoɔ, mede wo toto pɔnkɔ bereɛ

a wɔde ahoma asa no wɔ Farao nteaseɛnam baako ho.

10Nsomuadeɛ ama wʼafono ho ayɛ fɛ,

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

11Yɛbɛyɛ sikakɔkɔɔ nsomuadeɛ

a wɔde dwetɛ asisi mu ama wo.

Ababaawa:

12Ɛberɛ a ɔhene te nʼadidi ɛpono ho no,

nʼaduhwam hwa no gyee hɔ.

13Me dɔfoɔ ayɛ me sɛ kurobo1.13 Krobo yɛ aduhwam bi a wɔnya firi “balsam” dua a ebi wɔ Etiopia, Ntam Po ne India. Nnipa de yɛ wɔn ho ma wɔn ho yɛ hwam. toa

a ɛda me nufu ntam.

14Me dɔfoɔ ayɛ me sɛ nhwiren boa a ayɛ frɔmm

wɔ En-Gedi1.14 En-Gedi yɛ kwaeɛ a ɛwɔ ɛserɛ so wɔ Nkyene Po atɔeɛ fam a afifideɛ a ɛyɛ hwam bebree wɔ. bobe turo mu.

Aberanteɛ:

15Me dɔfoɔ, wo ho yɛ fɛ!

Ao, ahoɔfɛ nie

wʼaniwa aba te sɛ aborɔnoma.

Ababaawa

16Me dɔfoɔ, wo ho yɛ fɛ!

Ao, ahoɔfɛ nie

yɛn mpa so yɛ akɔnɔakɔnɔ.

Aberanteɛ:

17Yɛn fie mpunan yɛ ntweneduro;

yɛn nsamsoɔ yɛ pepeaa.

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.”