New International Version - UK

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

雅歌 1:1-17

1这是所罗门的歌,是歌中最美妙的歌。

女子:

2深深地吻我吧!

因为你的爱情比美酒更香甜。

3你的美名如此芬芳,

如同倒出来的香膏,

难怪少女们都爱慕你。

4你带我走,让我们一起奔跑吧!

王啊,把我带进你的寝宫吧!

耶路撒冷的少女:

我们为你欢喜快乐,

我们要颂扬你那胜似美酒的爱情。

女子:

难怪少女们都爱慕你!

5耶路撒冷的少女啊!

我虽然黑似基达的帐篷,

却美如所罗门的锦帐。

6不要因为我被太阳晒黑就看不起我。

这是因为我的兄弟恼恨我,

要我在烈日之下看守葡萄园,

使我无暇照顾自己1:6 我无暇照顾自己”希伯来文是“我却无法照料自己的葡萄园。”

7我心爱的人啊,告诉我吧,

你在哪里牧羊?

中午带羊去哪里歇息?

我何必在你同伴的羊群旁流浪,

像风尘女子一样呢?

耶路撒冷的少女:

8绝色佳人啊!

要是你不知道,

就跟着羊群的足迹,

到牧人的帐篷边喂养你的山羊羔吧。

男子:

9我的爱人啊,

你好比法老战车上套的牝马,

引人注目。

10耳环辉映你的脸颊,

珠链轻衬你的颈项。

11我们要为你打造镶有银珠的金饰。

女子:

12王坐席的时候,

我身上的哪哒香膏芬芳四溢。

13我的良人靠在我怀中,

如同一袋没药。

14我的良人在我眼中,

好像隐·基底葡萄园中的凤仙花。

男子:

15我的爱人啊!

你真是美极了!美极了!

你的眼神纯情专一,好像鸽子的眼睛。

女子:

16我的良人啊!

你真英俊!真可爱!

我们以青草作床榻,

17以香柏树作屋梁,

以松树作椽子。