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.

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.