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.”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

雅歌 1

1這是所羅門的歌,是歌中最美妙的歌。

女子:

深深地吻我吧!
因為你的愛情比美酒更香甜。
你的美名如此芬芳,
如同倒出來的香膏,
難怪少女們都愛慕你。
你帶我走,讓我們一起奔跑吧!
王啊,把我帶進你的寢宮吧!

耶路撒冷的少女:

我們為你歡喜快樂,
我們要頌揚你那勝似美酒的愛情。

女子:

難怪少女們都愛慕你!
耶路撒冷的少女啊!
我雖然黑似基達的帳篷,
卻美如所羅門的錦帳。
不要因為我被太陽曬黑就看不起我。
這是因為我的兄弟惱恨我,
要我在烈日之下看守葡萄園,
使我無暇照顧自己[a]
我心愛的人啊,告訴我吧,
你在哪裡牧羊?
中午帶羊去哪裡歇息?
我何必在你同伴的羊群旁流浪,
像風塵女子一樣呢?

耶路撒冷的少女:

絕色佳人啊!
要是你不知道,
就跟著羊群的足跡,
到牧人的帳篷邊餵養你的山羊羔吧。

男子:

我的愛人啊,
你好比法老戰車上套的牝馬,
引人注目。
10 耳環輝映你的臉頰,
珠鏈輕襯你的頸項。
11 我們要為你打造鑲有銀珠的金飾。

女子:

12 王坐席的時候,
我身上的哪噠香膏芬芳四溢。
13 我的良人靠在我懷中,
如同一袋沒藥。
14 我的良人在我眼中,
好像隱·基底葡萄園中的鳳仙花。

男子:

15 我的愛人啊!
你真是美極了!美極了!
你的眼神純情專一,好像鴿子的眼睛。

女子:

16 我的良人啊!
你真英俊!真可愛!
我們以青草作床榻,
17 以香柏樹作屋樑,
以松樹作椽子。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·6 我無暇照顧自己」希伯來文是「我卻無法照料自己的葡萄園」。