King James Version

Song of Solomon 1:1-17

1The song of songs, which is Solomon’s.

2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.1.2 thy…: Heb. thy loves 3Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. 4Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.1.4 the upright…: or, they love thee uprightly 5I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. 6Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

7Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?1.7 as one…: or, as one that is veiled

8¶ If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds’ tents. 9I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots. 10Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold. 11We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.

12¶ While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof. 13A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts. 14My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of En-gedi.1.14 camphire: or, cypress 15Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes.1.15 my love: or, my companion 16Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green. 17The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.1.17 rafters: or, galleries

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Rwĩmbo 1:1-17

11:1 1Ath 4:32Rũrũ nĩruo rwĩmbo rwa Solomoni rũrĩa rwega gũkĩra nyĩmbo ciothe.

Mwendwa

21:2 Rwĩ 4:10; Kĩam 14:18Ta nĩamumunye na mamumunya ma kanua gake:

nĩ ũndũ wendo waku nĩ mwega gũkĩra ndibei.

31:3 Esit 2:12; Koh 7:1Mũtararĩko wa maguta macio wĩhakĩte nĩ mwega;

rĩĩtwa rĩaku no ta mũtararĩko wa maguta manungi wega magĩitanĩrĩrio.

Na nokĩo wendetwo nĩ airĩtu!

41:4 Thab 45:15Ndũkandige, nĩtũthiĩ nawe; reke twĩhĩke!

Mũthamaki nĩandoonyie nyũmba ciake cia thĩinĩ.

Arata

Tũgũcanjamũka na tũkene nĩ ũndũ waku;

tũrĩkumagia wendo waku gũkĩra ndibei.

Mwendwa

Kaĩ marĩ na kĩhooto gĩa gũkwenda-ĩ!

51:5 Kĩam 25:13Niĩ ndĩ mũirũ, no ndĩ mũthaka,

inyuĩ aarĩ a Jerusalemu,

njirĩte o ta hema cia Kedari,1:5 Andũ a Kedari maarĩ Arabu arĩa maatũũraga gũkuhĩ na Edomu, na hema ciao ciatumagwo na guoya wa mbũri njirũ.

ngaagĩra o ta itambaya cia gũcuuria hema cia Solomoni.

6Tigai kũndora nĩ ũndũ ndĩ mũirũ,

tondũ njirĩte nĩ kũhĩa nĩ riũa.

Ariũ a maitũ nĩmandakarĩire,

makĩndua mũrori wa mĩgũnda ya mĩthabibũ;

no mũgũnda wakwa wa mĩthabibũ nĩndĩũrekereirie.

71:7 Isa 13:20; Kĩam 24:65Atĩrĩrĩ, wee nyendete, ta njĩra harĩa ũrarĩithĩria rũũru rwaku rwa mbũri,

njĩĩra harĩa ũkwarahia ngʼondu ciaku mĩaraho.

Ingĩikara atĩa ta mũtumia mũhumbe maitho

ndũũru-inĩ cia arata aku?

Arata

81:8 Rwĩ 5:9We mũthaka kũrĩ andũ-a-nja othe, akorwo ndũũĩ-rĩ,

umagara ũrũmĩrĩre makinya ma ngʼondu,

ũkarĩithĩrie tũũri twaku

hakuhĩ na hema cia arĩithi.

Mwendani

91:9 2Maũ 1:17Wee, mwendwa wakwa-rĩ, ngũgerekanagia na mbarathi ya mũgoma

yohereirwo ngaari ĩmwe ya ngaari cia ita rĩa Firaũni.

101:10 Isa 61:10Makai maku-rĩ, mathakarĩirwo mũno nĩ icũhĩ cia matũ,

nayo ngingo yaku ĩkaagĩrĩrwo nĩ mĩgathĩ ya tũhiga twa goro.

11Tũgũgũthondekera icũhĩ cia matũ cia thahabu,

ciohanĩtio na tũbungo twa betha.

Mwendwa

12Rĩrĩa mũthamaki aarĩ metha-inĩ yake-rĩ,

maguta makwa manungi wega maiyũrĩtie mũtararĩko wamo kũu.

131:13 Kĩam 37:25Mwendwa wakwa harĩ niĩ-rĩ, ahaana ta koohe ka manemane1:13 Manemane nĩ mahuti manungaga wega maacinwo na mwaki, na monekaga Ethiopia, Irathĩro-rĩa-Gatagatĩ, na India.

gakomeire gatagatĩ ka nyondo ciakwa.

141:14 Thab 74:19; Jer 48:28Mwendwa wakwa harĩ niĩ-rĩ, nĩ ta kamanja ka mahũa ma mũhanuni

kuuma mĩgũnda-inĩ ya mĩthabibũ ya Eni-Gedi.1:14 Eni-Gedi nĩ handũ haarĩ maaĩ werũ-inĩ, na haarĩ mwena wa ithũĩro wa Iria rĩa Cumbĩ, naho nĩhakũraga mahuti maingĩ manungi wega.

Mwendani

151:15 Rwĩ 4:1; 5:2, 12; Jer 48:28Hĩ! Kaĩ wee mwendwa wakwa ũkĩrĩ mũthaka-ĩ!

Hĩ, ti-itherũ ũrĩ mũthaka!

Maitho maku magĩrĩte o ta ma ndutura.

Mwendwa

16Hĩ! Kaĩ wee mwendwa wakwa ũkĩrĩ mũthaka-ĩ!

Kaĩ ũkĩrĩ wa kwendeka-ĩ!

Na ũrĩrĩ witũ nĩ ta nyeki ĩrĩa nduru.

Mwendani

17Mĩratho ya nyũmba iitũ nĩ ya mĩtarakwa;

nayo mĩitĩrĩro yayo nĩ ya mĩkarakaba.