New International Reader's Version

Song of Songs 1:1-17

1This is the greatest song Solomon ever wrote.

A Shulammite woman says to King Solomon

2“I long for your lips to kiss me!

Your love makes me happier than wine does.

3The lotion you have on pleases me.

Your name is like perfume that is poured out.

No wonder the young women love you!

4Take 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!

5“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.

6Don’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.

7“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

8“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

9“You are my love.

You are like a mare among Pharaoh’s chariot horses.

10Your earrings make your cheeks even more beautiful.

Your strings of jewels make your neck even more lovely.

11We 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.

13The one who loves me is like a small bag of myrrh

resting between my breasts.

14He 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.”

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Oluyimba 1:1-17

11:1 1Bk 4:32Oluyimba lwa Sulemaani olusinga ennyimba zonna.

Omwagalwa

21:2 Lu 4:10Leka annywegere n’emimwa gye

kubanga okwagala kwo kusinga envinnyo,

31:3 a Lu 4:10 b Mub 7:1 c Zab 45:14n’amafuta go gawunya akaloosa akalungi;

erinnya lyo liri ng’amafuta agattululwa,

era abawala kyebava bakwagala.

41:4 Zab 45:15Baako ne gy’ontwala, yanguwa!

Kabaka ansembezezza kumpi nnyo antutte mu bisenge bye.

Abemikwano

Tunaasanyuka ne tukujagulizaamu;

era tunaatendereza okwagala kwo okusinga envinnyo.

Omwagalwa

Nga batuufu okukwegomba!

51:5 a Lu 2:14; 4:3 b Lu 2:7; 5:8; 5:16Ndi muddugavu, ndi mulungi,

Mmwe abawala ba Yerusaalemi

muli ng’eweema ez’e Kedali,1:5 Abantu b’e Kedali baali Bawalabu abaabeeranga mu bukiikaddyo obw’obuvanjuba wa Edomu. Baabeeranga mu weema ze baakolanga mu maliba g’embuzi enzirugavu.

era ng’entimbe za Sulemaani.

61:6 Zab 69:8; Lu 8:12Temuntunuulira kubanga ndi muddugavu,

olw’okuba omusana gunjokezza.

Batabani ba mmange baansunguwalira;

ne bandagira okukuuma ennimiro ez’emizabbibu.

Ennimiro yange ngigayaaliridde.

71:7 Lu 3:1-4; Is 13:20Ntegeeza ggwe gwe njagala, gy’oliisiza ekisibo kyo,

ne gy’owumuliza endiga zo mu ssaawa ez’omu ttuntu.

Lwaki mbeera ng’omukazi eyeebisse amaaso

nga nninaanye ebisibo eby’abanywanyi bo?

Abemikwano

81:8 Lu 5:9; 6:1Bw’oba nga tomanyi, ggwe omukyala asinga bonna obulungi,

goberera ekkubo endiga lye zikutte,

ogende oliisize embuzi zo ento,

okumpi n’eweema z’abasumba.

Owoomukwano

91:9 2By 1:17Omwagalwa wange,

nkugeraageranya n’embalaasi esika amagaali ga Falaawo.

101:10 a Lu 5:13 b Is 61:10Amatama go galabika bulungi ng’oyambadde ebikomo eby’oku matu,

n’ensingo yo nerabika bulungi ng’erimu eby’omu bulago eby’omuwendo.

11Tunaakukolera eby’oku matu ebya zaabu,

nga birina amapeesa aga ffeeza.

Omwagalwa

121:12 Lu 4:11-14Kabaka bwe yali ng’atudde ku mmeeza ye,

akawoowo kange ne kamuwunyira bulungi.

13Muganzi wange ali ng’ensawo eya kaloosa aka mooli1:13 Mooli kaloosa kalungi nnyo akakolebwa okuva mu balusamu nga kasangibwa mu Esiyopya, ne mu Buyindi, ne mu nsi za Buwalabu. Mooli yakozesebwanga ng’obuwoowo mu biseera ebyo gye ndi,

ng’awummulidde mu kifuba kyange.

141:14 a Lu 4:13 b 1Sa 23:29Muganzi wange ali ng’ekiganda eky’ebimuli ebya kofera1:14 Kofera kimuli ky’akaloosa kalungi, era kikolebwamu obuwoowo.

ebivudde mu nnimiro ez’emizabbibu ez’e Engedi.1:14 Engedi nsulo y’amazzi esangibwa ku luuyi olw’obugwanjuba bw’Ennyanja ey’Omunnyo, era we luli wamerawo ebimera ebyakaloosa bingi.

Owoomukwano

151:15 a Lu 4:7 b Lu 2:14; 4:1; 5:2, 12; 6:9Laba, oli mubalagavu, omwagalwa wange

oli mubalagavu olabika bulungi.

Amaaso go mayiba.

Omwagalwa

16Olabika bulungi muganzi wange,

era onsanyusa.

Ekitanda kyaffe kya muddo muto.

Owoomukwano

171:17 1Bk 6:9Emikiikiro gy’ennyumba yaffe mivule,

n’enzooba zaffe nkanaga.