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.

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.