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

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Wimbo 1:1-17

11:1 1Fal 4:32; Za 45Wimbo ulio bora wa Solomoni.

Shairi La Kwanza

Mpendwa

21:2 Wim 8:6; Mwa 14:18; Amu 9:13; Wim 4:10Unibusu kwa busu la kinywa chako,

kwa maana upendo wako unafurahisha kuliko divai.

31:3 Es 2:12; Za 45:8-14; Mhu 7:1Manukato yako yananukia vizuri,

jina lako ni kama manukato yaliyomiminwa.

Ndiyo sababu wanawali wanakupenda!

41:4 Yer 31:3; Flp 3:12; Wim 2:3Nichukue twende nawe, na tufanye haraka!

Mfalme na anilete ndani ya vyumba vyake.

Marafiki

Tunakushangilia na kukufurahia,

tutasifu upendo wako zaidi kuliko divai.

Mpendwa

Tazama jinsi ilivyo bora wakupende!

51:5 Wim 2:14; 2:7; 5:16; 4:3; Mwa 25:13Mimi ni mweusi, lakini napendeza,

enyi binti za Yerusalemu,

mweusi kama mahema ya Kedari,

kama mapazia ya hema la Solomoni.

61:6 Za 69:8; Wim 7:12; 8:12; 2:15Usinikazie macho kwa sababu mimi ni mweusi,

kwa sababu nimefanywa mweusi na jua.

Wana wa mama yangu walinikasirikia

na kunifanya niwe mtunza mashamba ya mizabibu.

Shamba langu mwenyewe la mizabibu nimeliacha.

71:7 Wim 3:1-4; Isa 13:20; Mwa 24:65Niambie, wewe ambaye ninakupenda,

unalisha wapi kundi lako la kondoo

na ni wapi unapowapumzisha kondoo wako adhuhuri.

Kwa nini niwe kama mwanamke aliyefunikwa shela

karibu na makundi ya rafiki zako?

Marafiki

81:8 Wim 5:9; 6:1Kama hujui, ewe mwanamke mzuri kuliko wote,

fuata nyayo za kondoo,

na kulisha wana-mbuzi wako

karibu na hema za wachungaji.

Mpenzi

91:9 Wim 2:2; 2Nya 1:16-17Mpenzi wangu, ninakufananisha na farasi jike

aliyefungwa katika mojawapo ya magari ya vita ya Farao.

101:10 Eze 16:11; Isa 61:10; Wim 5:13Mashavu yako yanapendeza yakiwa na vipuli,

shingo yako ikiwa na mikufu ya vito.

11Tutakufanyia vipuli vya dhahabu,

vyenye kupambwa kwa fedha.

Mpendwa

121:12 Wim 4:11-14Wakati mfalme alipokuwa mezani pake,

manukato yangu yalisambaza harufu yake nzuri.

131:13 Mwa 37:25Mpenzi wangu kwangu mimi ni kifuko cha manemane

kati ya matiti yangu.

141:14 Wim 4:13; 1Sam 23:291:14 2Nya 20:2; Wim 2:3; 5:8Mpenzi wangu kwangu mimi ni kama kishada cha maua ya mhina

kutoka mashamba ya mizabibu ya En-Gedi.

Mpenzi

151:15 Wim 4:7; 7:6; Za 74:19; Yer 48:28Tazama jinsi ulivyo mzuri, mpenzi wangu!

Tazama jinsi ulivyo mzuri!

Macho yako ni kama ya hua.

Mpendwa

16Tazama jinsi ulivyo mzuri, mpenzi wangu!

Ee, tazama jinsi unavyopendeza!

Na kitanda chetu ni cha majani mazuri.

Mpenzi

171:17 1Fal 6:9Nguzo za nyumba yetu ni mierezi,

na mapao yetu ni miberoshi.