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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Rwĩmbo 8:1-14

1Naarĩ korwo no ũtuĩke ta mũrũ wa maitũ,

ũrĩa wongire nyondo cia maitũ!

Hĩndĩ ĩyo, ingĩgũtũnga nja,

ndaakũmumunya,

na gũtirĩ mũndũ o na ũrĩkũ ũngĩĩmena.

2Ingĩgũtongoria,

ngũtware nyũmba ya maitũ,

ũcio wandutire maũndũ.

Ingĩkũhe ndibei ĩrĩa njamithie wega ũnyue,

o yo ngogoyo ya mĩkomamanga yakwa.

38:3 Rwĩ 2:6Guoko gwake kwa ũmotho akũigĩte rungu rwa mũtwe wakwa,

nakuo guoko gwake kwa ũrĩo gũkaahĩmbĩria.

48:4 Rwĩ 2:7; Rwĩ 3:5Inyuĩ aarĩ a Jerusalemu, ndamwĩhĩtithia atĩrĩ:

Mũtikoimbuthũre wendo o na kana mũwarahũre,

o nginya wĩrirĩrie kwarahũka guo mwene.

Arata

58:5 Rwĩ 3:6Nũũ ũyũ ũroka ambatĩte oimĩte werũ-inĩ,

etiiranĩtie na mwendwa wake?

Mwendwa

Rungu-inĩ rwa mũtĩ wa matunda nĩho ndakwarahũrire ũrĩ toro;

hau nĩho nyũkwa aagĩĩrĩire nda yaku,

o hau nĩho ũcio warĩ na ruo rwa kũrũmwo aagũciarĩire.

68:6 Ndar 5:14Njĩkĩra ta mũhũũri ngoro-inĩ yaku,

ũũhũũre ta mũhũũri guoko-inĩ gwaku;

amu wendo ũrĩ hinya o ta gĩkuũ,

ũiru waguo ũmĩtie ngoro o ta mbĩrĩra.

Ũcinaga o ta mwaki ũrakana,

na o ta rũrĩrĩmbĩ rũnene mũno rwa Jehova.

78:7 Thim 6:35Maaĩ maingĩ matingĩhota kũhoria wendo;

njũũĩ itingĩhota kũũthereria.

Korwo mũndũ no aheane

ũtonga wothe wa nyũmba yake nĩ ũndũ wa wendo-rĩ,

no kũnyũrũrio ũngĩnyũrũrio o biũ.

Arata

8Nĩtũrĩ na kairĩtu ka maitũ,

nako gatiumĩtie nyondo.

Tũgeka atĩa nĩ ũndũ wa kairĩtu kau gaitũ,

mũthenya ũrĩa gagaatuĩka ga kũũrio?

9Korwo nĩ rũthingo-rĩ,

tũngĩaka mĩthiringo mĩraihu na igũrũ ya betha igũrũ rĩako.

Korwo nĩ mũrango-rĩ,

tũngĩkahingĩrĩria na mbaũ cia mũtarakwa.

Mwendwa

10Niĩ ndĩ rũthingo,

nacio nyondo ciakwa ihaana ta mĩthiringo mĩraihu na igũrũ.

Nĩ ũndũ ũcio maitho-inĩ make-rĩ,

nduĩkĩte o ta mũndũ ũtũmaga aiganĩre.

118:11 Koh 2:4; Isa 7:23Solomoni aarĩ na mũgũnda wa mĩthabibũ kũu Baali-Hamoni;

mũgũnda ũcio wa mĩthabibũ akĩũkomborithia kũrĩ akombori.

O mũndũ aarĩ arehage cekeri 1,0008:11 nĩ ta kilo ikũmi na ĩmwe na nuthu (11.5) cia betha

nĩ ũndũ wa maciaro maguo.

12No mũgũnda wakwa wa mĩthabibũ nĩ wakwa o niĩ nyiki;

cekeri icio 1,000 nĩ ciaku wee Solomoni;

nacio cekeri 2008:12 nĩ ta kilo igĩrĩ na robo (2.25) nĩ cia arĩa marĩmagĩra maciaro maguo.

Mwendani

13Atĩrĩrĩ, wee ũikaraga mĩgũnda-inĩ

hamwe na arata a thiritũ yaku,

reke o na niĩ njigue mũgambo waku.

Mwendwa

148:14 Thim 5:19; Rwĩ 2:9Umagara na ihenya mwendwa wakwa,

ũtuĩke ta thiiya,

kana ta thwariga nyanake

ĩrĩ irĩma-inĩ iria ĩrĩ mahuti manungi wega.