New International Reader's Version

Song of Songs 1

1This is the greatest song Solomon ever wrote.

A Shulammite woman says to King Solomon

“I long for your lips to kiss me!
    Your love makes me happier than wine does.
The lotion you have on pleases me.
    Your name is like perfume that is poured out.
    No wonder the young women love you!
Take 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!

“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.
Don’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.

“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

“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

“You are my love.
    You are like a mare among Pharaoh’s chariot horses.
10 Your earrings make your cheeks even more beautiful.
    Your strings of jewels make your neck even more lovely.
11 We 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.
13 The one who loves me is like a small bag of myrrh
    resting between my breasts.
14 He 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.”

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Orin Solomoni 1

1Orin àwọn orin tí í ṣe orin Solomoni.

Olólùfẹ́

Fi ìfẹnukonu ìfẹ́ kò mí ní ẹnu,
    nítorí ìfẹ́ rẹ dára ju ọtí wáìnì lọ.
Òórùn ìkunra rẹ fanimọ́ra.
    Orúkọ rẹ rí bí ìkunra tí a tú jáde
    abájọ tí àwọn wúńdíá fi fẹ́ ọ.
Fà mí lọ pẹ̀lú rẹ, kí a lọ kíákíá
    ọba ti mú mi wá sínú yàrá rẹ̀.

Ọ̀rẹ́

Àwa yọ̀ inú wa sì dùn sí ọ;
    a gbé ìfẹ́ rẹ ga ju ọtí wáìnì lọ.

Olólùfẹ́

Wọ́n fẹ́ ọ nítòótọ́!

Èmi dúdú mo sì ní ẹwà.
    Ẹ̀yin ọmọbìnrin Jerusalẹmu
    dúdú bí àgọ́ Kedari,
    bí aṣọ títa ti Solomoni
Má ṣe wò mí nítorí wí pé mo dúdú,
    nítorí oòrùn mú mi dúdú,
ọmọkùnrin ìyá mi bínú sí mi
    ó sì fi mí ṣe olùtọ́jú ọgbà àjàrà;
    ọgbà àjàrà tèmi ni èmi kò tọ́jú.
Wí fún mi, ìwọ ẹni tí ọkàn mí fẹ́,
    níbo ni ìwọ ń da agbo ẹran lọ.
Níbi tí ìwọ mú agbo ẹran rẹ sinmi ní ọ̀sán,
    kí ni ìdí tí èmi yóò fi jẹ́ obìnrin asán
ní ẹ̀bá agbo ẹran àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ rẹ.

Ọ̀rẹ́

Bí ìwọ kò bá mọ̀,
    ìwọ arẹwà jùlọ nínú àwọn obìnrin.
Bá ọ̀nà tí agbo ẹran rìn lọ,
    kí o sì bọ́ àwọn ọmọ ewúrẹ́ rẹ.
Ní ẹ̀bá àgọ́ àwọn olùṣọ́-àgùntàn.

Olùfẹ́

Olùfẹ́ mi,
    mo fi ọ́ wé ẹṣin mi nínú kẹ̀kẹ́ Farao.
10 Ẹ̀rẹ̀kẹ́ rẹ dára ní ohun ọ̀ṣọ́,
    ọrùn rẹ sì yẹ ọ̀ṣọ́ ìlẹ̀kẹ̀
11 A ó fi wúrà ṣe òrùka etí fún ọ,
    a ó fi fàdákà ṣe ìlẹ̀kẹ̀.

Olólùfẹ́

12 Nígbà tí ọba wà ní orí ìjókòó rẹ̀,
    òróró ìkunra mi tú òórùn jáde.
13 Ìdì òjìá ni olùfẹ́ mi jẹ sí mi,
    òun ó sinmi lé àárín ọmú mi.
14 Bí ìdì ìtànná Henina ni olùfẹ́ mi rí sí mi
    láti inú ọgbà àjàrà ti En-Gedi.

Olólùfẹ́

15 Báwo ni o ti lẹ́wà tó, olólùfẹ́ mi!
    Háà, Báwo ni o ṣe lẹ́wà tó!
    Ìwọ ní ojú ẹyẹlé.

Olólùfẹ́

16 Báwo ni o ṣe dára tó, olùfẹ́ mi!
    Háà, Báwo ni o ṣe wu ni!
    Ibùsùn wa ní ìtura.

Olùfẹ́

17 Ìtànṣán ilé wa jẹ́ ti igi kedari
    ẹkẹ́ ilé wa jẹ́ ti igi firi.