King James Version

Song of Solomon 1:1-17

1The song of songs, which is Solomon’s.

2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.1.2 thy…: Heb. thy loves 3Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. 4Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.1.4 the upright…: or, they love thee uprightly 5I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. 6Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

7Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?1.7 as one…: or, as one that is veiled

8¶ If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds’ tents. 9I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots. 10Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold. 11We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.

12¶ While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof. 13A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts. 14My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of En-gedi.1.14 camphire: or, cypress 15Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes.1.15 my love: or, my companion 16Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green. 17The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.1.17 rafters: or, galleries

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.