New International Version

Song of Songs 8:1-14

1If only you were to me like a brother,

who was nursed at my mother’s breasts!

Then, if I found you outside,

I would kiss you,

and no one would despise me.

2I would lead you

and bring you to my mother’s house—

she who has taught me.

I would give you spiced wine to drink,

the nectar of my pomegranates.

3His left arm is under my head

and his right arm embraces me.

4Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you:

Do not arouse or awaken love

until it so desires.

Friends

5Who is this coming up from the wilderness

leaning on her beloved?

She

Under the apple tree I roused you;

there your mother conceived you,

there she who was in labor gave you birth.

6Place me like a seal over your heart,

like a seal on your arm;

for love is as strong as death,

its jealousy8:6 Or ardor unyielding as the grave.

It burns like blazing fire,

like a mighty flame.8:6 Or fire, / like the very flame of the Lord

7Many waters cannot quench love;

rivers cannot sweep it away.

If one were to give

all the wealth of one’s house for love,

it8:7 Or he would be utterly scorned.

Friends

8We have a little sister,

and her breasts are not yet grown.

What shall we do for our sister

on the day she is spoken for?

9If she is a wall,

we will build towers of silver on her.

If she is a door,

we will enclose her with panels of cedar.

She

10I am a wall,

and my breasts are like towers.

Thus I have become in his eyes

like one bringing contentment.

11Solomon had a vineyard in Baal Hamon;

he let out his vineyard to tenants.

Each was to bring for its fruit

a thousand shekels8:11 That is, about 25 pounds or about 12 kilograms; also in verse 12 of silver.

12But my own vineyard is mine to give;

the thousand shekels are for you, Solomon,

and two hundred8:12 That is, about 5 pounds or about 2.3 kilograms are for those who tend its fruit.

He

13You who dwell in the gardens

with friends in attendance,

let me hear your voice!

She

14Come away, my beloved,

and be like a gazelle

or like a young stag

on the spice-laden mountains.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

雅歌 8:1-14

1如果你是我的同胞兄弟就好了。

这样,在外头遇见你,

我也可以亲吻你,

没有人会取笑我。

2我可以把你带进我母亲的家——她教养了我。

我要给你喝石榴汁酿的醇酒。

3你的左手扶着我的头,

右手紧抱着我。

4耶路撒冷的少女啊,

我恳求你们,

不要叫醒或惊动爱情,

等它自发吧。

耶路撒冷的少女:

5那从旷野上来、靠在良人身旁的是谁呢?

女子:

我在苹果树下唤醒你,

你母亲在那里怀你养你,

为你受生产之苦。

6请把我印在你的心上,

刻在你的手臂上,

因为爱情如死亡一般坚固,

嫉妒像阴间一样残酷,

它燃起的火焰是烧灭一切的烈火。

7爱情,大水不能熄灭,

江河不能淹没。

若有人想倾其家财买爱情,

必遭唾弃。

女子的兄长:

8我们有一个小妹,

她的胸脯还没有发育。

若有人来提亲,

我们该怎么办?

9她若是墙,

我们要在上面建造银塔;

她若是门,

我们要用香柏木板围护她。

女子:

10我是一面墙,

双乳像城楼,

我在他眼中像找到平安的人。

11所罗门巴力·哈们有一个葡萄园,

他把葡萄园租给农夫,

租金是每人一千块银子。

12我的葡萄园,我自己作主。

所罗门啊,你的一千块银子自己留着,

二百块银子给管果园的人。

男子:

13你这住在园中的人啊,

同伴们都在聆听你的声音,

求你让我也听见吧!

女子:

14我的良人啊,

愿你像香草山上的羚羊和小鹿,

快快来到我身边!