The Message

Song of Solomon 1

1The Song—best of all songs—Solomon’s song!

The Woman

2-3 Kiss me—full on the mouth!
    Yes! For your love is better than wine,
    headier than your aromatic oils.
The syllables of your name murmur like a meadow brook.
    No wonder everyone loves to say your name!

Take me away with you! Let’s run off together!
    An elopement with my King-Lover!
We’ll celebrate, we’ll sing,
    we’ll make great music.
Yes! For your love is better than vintage wine.
    Everyone loves you—of course! And why not?

5-6 I am weathered but still elegant,
    oh, dear sisters in Jerusalem,
Weather-darkened like Kedar desert tents,
    time-softened like Solomon’s Temple hangings.
Don’t look down on me because I’m dark,
    darkened by the sun’s harsh rays.
My brothers ridiculed me and sent me to work in the fields.
    They made me care for the face of the earth,
    but I had no time to care for my own face.

Tell me where you’re working
    —I love you so much—
Tell me where you’re tending your flocks,
    where you let them rest at noontime.
Why should I be the one left out,
    outside the orbit of your tender care?

The Man

If you can’t find me, loveliest of all women,
    it’s all right. Stay with your flocks.
Lead your lambs to good pasture.
    Stay with your shepherd neighbors.

9-11 You remind me of Pharaoh’s
    well-groomed and satiny mares.
Pendant earrings line the elegance of your cheeks;
    strands of jewels illumine the curve of your throat.
I’m making jewelry for you, gold and silver jewelry
    that will mark and accent your beauty.

The Woman

12-14 When my King-Lover lay down beside me,
    my fragrance filled the room.
His head resting between my breasts—
    the head of my lover was a sachet of sweet myrrh.
My beloved is a bouquet of wildflowers
    picked just for me from the fields of Engedi.

The Man

15 Oh, my dear friend! You’re so beautiful!
    And your eyes so beautiful—like doves!

The Woman

16-17 And you, my dear lover—you’re so handsome!
    And the bed we share is like a forest glen.
We enjoy a canopy of cedars
    enclosed by cypresses, fragrant and green.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

雅歌 1

1这是所罗门的歌,是歌中最美妙的歌。

女子:

深深地吻我吧!
因为你的爱情比美酒更香甜。
你的美名如此芬芳,
如同倒出来的香膏,
难怪少女们都爱慕你。
你带我走,让我们一起奔跑吧!
王啊,把我带进你的寝宫吧!

耶路撒冷的少女:

我们为你欢喜快乐,
我们要颂扬你那胜似美酒的爱情。

女子:

难怪少女们都爱慕你!
耶路撒冷的少女啊!
我虽然黑似基达的帐篷,
却美如所罗门的锦帐。
不要因为我被太阳晒黑就看不起我。
这是因为我的兄弟恼恨我,
要我在烈日之下看守葡萄园,
使我无暇照顾自己[a]
我心爱的人啊,告诉我吧,
你在哪里牧羊?
中午带羊去哪里歇息?
我何必在你同伴的羊群旁流浪,
像风尘女子一样呢?

耶路撒冷的少女:

绝色佳人啊!
要是你不知道,
就跟着羊群的足迹,
到牧人的帐篷边喂养你的山羊羔吧。

男子:

我的爱人啊,
你好比法老战车上套的牝马,
引人注目。
10 耳环辉映你的脸颊,
珠链轻衬你的颈项。
11 我们要为你打造镶有银珠的金饰。

女子:

12 王坐席的时候,
我身上的哪哒香膏芬芳四溢。
13 我的良人靠在我怀中,
如同一袋没药。
14 我的良人在我眼中,
好像隐·基底葡萄园中的凤仙花。

男子:

15 我的爱人啊!
你真是美极了!美极了!
你的眼神纯情专一,好像鸽子的眼睛。

女子:

16 我的良人啊!
你真英俊!真可爱!
我们以青草作床榻,
17 以香柏树作屋梁,
以松树作椽子。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:6 我无暇照顾自己”希伯来文是“我却无法照料自己的葡萄园。”