New International Version – UK

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 labour 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 ardour 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 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 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 (Traditional)

雅歌 8:1-14

1如果你是我的同胞兄弟就好了。

這樣,在外頭遇見你,

我也可以親吻你,

沒有人會取笑我。

2我可以把你帶進我母親的家——她教養了我。

我要給你喝石榴汁釀的醇酒。

3你的左手扶著我的頭,

右手緊抱著我。

4耶路撒冷的少女啊,

我懇求你們,

不要叫醒或驚動愛情,

等它自發吧。

耶路撒冷的少女:

5那從曠野上來、靠在良人身旁的是誰呢?

女子:

我在蘋果樹下喚醒你,

你母親在那裡懷你養你,

為你受生產之苦。

6請把我印在你的心上,

刻在你的手臂上,

因為愛情如死亡一般堅固,

嫉妒像陰間一樣殘酷,

它燃起的火焰是燒滅一切的烈火。

7愛情,大水不能熄滅,

江河不能淹沒。

若有人想傾其家財買愛情,

必遭唾棄。

女子的兄長:

8我們有一個小妹,

她的胸脯還沒有發育。

若有人來提親,

我們該怎麼辦?

9她若是牆,

我們要在上面建造銀塔;

她若是門,

我們要用香柏木板圍護她。

女子:

10我是一面牆,

雙乳像城樓,

我在他眼中像找到平安的人。

11所羅門巴力·哈們有一個葡萄園,

他把葡萄園租給農夫,

租金是每人一千塊銀子。

12我的葡萄園,我自己作主。

所羅門啊,你的一千塊銀子自己留著,

二百塊銀子給管果園的人。

男子:

13你這住在園中的人啊,

同伴們都在聆聽你的聲音,

求你讓我也聽見吧!

女子:

14我的良人啊,

願你像香草山上的羚羊和小鹿,

快快來到我身邊!