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.

New International Version - UK

Song of Songs 1:1-17

1Solomon’s Song of Songs.

SheThe main male and female speakers (identified primarily on the basis of the gender of the relevant Hebrew forms) are indicated by the captions He and She respectively. The words of others are marked Friends. In some instances the divisions and their captions are debatable.

2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth –

for your love is more delightful than wine.

3Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;

your name is like perfume poured out.

No wonder the young women love you!

4Take me away with you – let us hurry!

Let the king bring me into his chambers.

Friends

We rejoice and delight in you1:4 The Hebrew is masculine singular.;

we will praise your love more than wine.

She

How right they are to adore you!

5Dark am I, yet lovely,

daughters of Jerusalem,

dark like the tents of Kedar,

like the tent curtains of Solomon.1:5 Or Salma

6Do not stare at me because I am dark,

because I am darkened by the sun.

My mother’s sons were angry with me

and made me take care of the vineyards;

my own vineyard I had to neglect.

7Tell me, you whom I love,

where you graze your flock

and where you rest your sheep at midday.

Why should I be like a veiled woman

beside the flocks of your friends?

Friends

8If you do not know, most beautiful of women,

follow the tracks of the sheep

and graze your young goats

by the tents of the shepherds.

He

9I liken you, my darling, to a mare

among Pharaoh’s chariot horses.

10Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings,

your neck with strings of jewels.

11We will make you earrings of gold,

studded with silver.

She

12While the king was at his table,

my perfume spread its fragrance.

13My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh

resting between my breasts.

14My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms

from the vineyards of En Gedi.

He

15How beautiful you are, my darling!

Oh, how beautiful!

Your eyes are doves.

She

16How handsome you are, my beloved!

Oh, how charming!

And our bed is verdant.

He

17The beams of our house are cedars;

our rafters are firs.