New International Version

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.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Nnwom Mu Dwom 1:1-17

1Salomo nnwom mu dwom.

Ababaa:

2Ma ɔmfa nʼano mfewano no mfew mʼano,

efisɛ wo dɔ no yɛ anigye sen bobesa.

3Wʼaduhuam yi hua a ɛyɛ anigye;

wo din te sɛ aduhuam a wɔahwie.

Na ɛnyɛ nwonwa sɛ mmabaa no dɔ wo!

4Fa me kɔ, ma yɛnyɛ ntɛm!

Ma ɔhene mfa me nkɔ ne pia mu.

Nnamfonom:

Yebedi ahurusi na yɛn ani agye wo ho.

Yɛbɛkamfo wo dɔ asen bobesa.

Ababaa:

Sɛ wɔkamfo wo a, na ne kwan so ara ne no!

5Mibiri de, nanso me ho yɛ fɛ,

Yerusalem mmabea,

mobiri te sɛ Kedar ntamadan,

te sɛ, Salomo ntamadan mu ntwamtam!

6Nhwɛ me haw sɛ mibiri nti,

efisɛ owia na ayɛ me saa.

Me na mmabarima bu fuw me,

enti wɔma me kɔhwɛɛ bobe nturo so;

na amma manhwɛ mʼankasa me bobeturo.

7Kyerɛ me, me dɔfo,

faako a wode wo nguankuw kɔ adidi

na owigyinae nso, faako a woma wo nguan home.

Adɛn nti na ɛsɛ sɛ meyɛ sɛ ɔbea a wakata nʼanim

wɔ wo nnamfonom nguankuw ho?

Nnamfonom:

8Sɛ wunnim a, mmea mu ɔhoɔfɛfo koraa,

fa ɔkwan a nguan fa so so

na fa wo mpapomma kɔ adidi

wɔ nguanhwɛfo no ntamadan ho.

Aberante:

9Me dɔfo, mede wo toto ɔpɔnkɔbere

a wɔde hama asa no wɔ Farao nteaseɛnam baako ho no ho.

10Asokaa ama wʼafono ho ayɛ fɛ,

na abohemaa a woasina agu wo kɔn mu no fata wo.

11Yɛbɛyɛ sikakɔkɔɔ asokaa

a wɔde dwetɛ asisi mu ama wo.

Ababaa:

12Bere a ɔhene te ne didipon ho no,

nʼaduhuam hua no gyee hɔ.

13Me dɔfo ayɛ me sɛ kurobow1.13 Kurobow yɛ aduhuam bi a wonya fi “balsam” dua a bi wɔ Etiopia, Ntam Po ne India. Nnipa de yɛ wɔn ho ma wɔn ho yɛ huam. toa

a ɛda me nufu ntam.

14Me dɔfo ayɛ me sɛ nhwiren boa a ayɛ frɔmfrɔm

wɔ En-Gedi1.14 En-Gedi yɛ kwae a ɛwɔ sare so wɔ Nkyene Po atɔe fam a afifide a ɛyɛ huam bebree wɔ. bobeturo mu.

Aberante:

15Me dɔfo, wo ho yɛ fɛ!

Ao, ahoɔfɛ ni!

Wʼaniwa aba te sɛ mmorɔnoma.

Ababaa:

16Me dɔfo, wo ho yɛ fɛ!

Ao, ahoɔfɛ ni!

Yɛn mpa so yɛ akɔnnɔakɔnnɔ.

Aberante:

17Yɛn fi mpuran yɛ sida;

yɛn nsɛmso yɛ ɔpepaw.