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.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Nyimbo ya Solomoni 1:1-17

1Nyimbo ya Solomoni, nyimbo yoposa nyimbo zonse.

Mkazi

2Undipsompsone ndi milomo yako

chifukwa chikondi chako nʼchokoma kuposa vinyo.

3Mafuta ako odzola ndi onunkhira bwino;

dzina lako lili ngati mafuta onunkhira otsanulidwa.

Nʼchifukwa chake atsikana amakukonda!

4Nditenge ndipo ndizikutsata, tiye tifulumire!

Mfumu indilowetse mʼchipinda chake.

Abwenzi

Ife timasangalala ndi kukondwera nawe,

tidzatamanda chikondi chako kupambana vinyo.

Mkazi

Amachita bwinotu potamanda iwe!

5Ndine wakuda, komatu ndine wokongola,

inu akazi a ku Yerusalemu,

ine ndine wakuda ngati tenti ya ku Kedara,

ngati makatani a tenti ya Solomoni.

6Musandiyangʼane monyoza chifukwa ndine wakuda,

ndine wakuda chifukwa cha dzuwa.

Alongo anga anandikwiyira

ndipo anandigwiritsa ntchito mʼminda ya mpesa;

munda wangawanga sindinawusamalire.

7Ndiwuze iwe, amene ndimakukonda, kumene umadyetsa ziweto zako

ndi kumene umagoneka nkhosa zako nthawi yamasana.

Ndikhalirenji ngati mkazi wachiwerewere

pambali pa ziweto za abwenzi ako?

Abwenzi

8Ngati sukudziwa iwe wokongola kwambiri kuposa akazi ena,

ngati sukudziwa, tsatira makwalala a nkhosa

ndipo udyetse ana ambuzi

pambali pa matenti a abusa.

Mwamuna

9Iwe bwenzi langa,

uli ngati kavalo wamkazi ku magaleta a Farao.

10Masaya ako ndi okongola ndi ndolo zamʼmakutuzo,

khosi lako likukongola ndi mikanda yamiyala yamtengowapatali.

11Tidzakupangira ndolo zagolide

zokongoletsedwa ndi mikanda yasiliva.

Mkazi

12Pamene mfumu inali pa malo ake odyera,

mafuta anga onunkhira anamveka fungo lake.

13Wokondedwa wanga ali ngati kathumba ka mure kwa ine,

kamene kamakhala pakati pa mawere angawa.

14Wokondedwa wanga ali ngati mpukutu wa maluwa ofiira,

ochokera ku minda ya mpesa ya ku Eni-Gedi.

Mwamuna

15Iwe wokondedwa wanga, ndiwe wokongoladi!

Ndithu, ndiwe chiphadzuwa,

maso ako ali ngati nkhunda.

Mkazi

16Iwe bwenzi langa, ndiwe wokongoladi!

Ndithu, ndiwe wokongoladi kwambiri!

Ndipo malo athu ogonapo ndi msipu wobiriwira.

Mwamuna

17Mitanda ya nyumba yathu ndi ya mkungudza,

phaso lake ndi la mtengo wa payini.