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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Nnwom Mu Dwom 1:1-17

1Salomo nnwom mu dwom.

Ababaawa:

2Ma ɔmfa nʼano mfeano no mfe mʼano,

ɛfiri sɛ wo dɔ no yɛ ahomeka sene bobesa.

3Wʼaduhwam yi hwa a ɛyɛ ahomeka

wo din te sɛ aduhwam a wɔahwie.

Na ɛnyɛ nwanwa sɛ mmabaawa no dɔ woɔ!

4Fa me kɔ, ma yɛnyɛ ntɛm!

Ma ɔhene mfa me nkɔ ne piam.

Nnamfonom

Yɛbɛdi ahurisie na yɛn ani agye wo ho.

Yɛbɛkamfo wo dɔ asene bobesa.

Ababaawa:

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

5Mebiri deɛ, nanso me ho yɛ fɛ,

Ao, Yerusalem mmammaa,

mobiri te sɛ Kedar ntomadan,

te sɛ, Salomo ntomadan mu ntwamutam!

6Nhwɛ me haa sɛ mebirie enti,

ɛfiri sɛ awia na ayɛ me saa.

Memaa mmammarima bo fuu me

enti wɔmaa me kɔhwɛɛ bobe nturo so;

na amma manhwɛ mʼankasa me bobe turo.

7Kyerɛ me me dɔfoɔ,

faako a wode wo nnwankuo kɔ adidi

na owigyinaeɛ nso faako a woma wo nnwan home.

Adɛn enti na ɛsɛ sɛ meyɛ sɛ ɔbaa a wakata nʼanim

wɔ wo nnamfonom nnwankuo ho?

Nnamfonom

8Sɛ wonnim a, mmaa ahoɔfɛfoɔ pa ara no,

fa ɛkwan a nnwan fa soɔ so

na fa wo mpapo mma kɔ adidi

wɔ nnwanhwɛfoɔ no ntomadan ho.

Aberanteɛ:

9Me dɔfoɔ, mede wo toto pɔnkɔ bereɛ

a wɔde ahoma asa no wɔ Farao nteaseɛnam baako ho.

10Nsomuadeɛ ama wʼafono ho ayɛ fɛ,

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

11Yɛbɛyɛ sikakɔkɔɔ nsomuadeɛ

a wɔde dwetɛ asisi mu ama wo.

Ababaawa:

12Ɛberɛ a ɔhene te nʼadidi ɛpono ho no,

nʼaduhwam hwa no gyee hɔ.

13Me dɔfoɔ ayɛ me sɛ kurobo1.13 Krobo yɛ aduhwam bi a wɔnya firi “balsam” dua a ebi wɔ Etiopia, Ntam Po ne India. Nnipa de yɛ wɔn ho ma wɔn ho yɛ hwam. toa

a ɛda me nufu ntam.

14Me dɔfoɔ ayɛ me sɛ nhwiren boa a ayɛ frɔmm

wɔ En-Gedi1.14 En-Gedi yɛ kwaeɛ a ɛwɔ ɛserɛ so wɔ Nkyene Po atɔeɛ fam a afifideɛ a ɛyɛ hwam bebree wɔ. bobe turo mu.

Aberanteɛ:

15Me dɔfoɔ, wo ho yɛ fɛ!

Ao, ahoɔfɛ nie

wʼaniwa aba te sɛ aborɔnoma.

Ababaawa

16Me dɔfoɔ, wo ho yɛ fɛ!

Ao, ahoɔfɛ nie

yɛn mpa so yɛ akɔnɔakɔnɔ.

Aberanteɛ:

17Yɛn fie mpunan yɛ ntweneduro;

yɛn nsamsoɔ yɛ pepeaa.