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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Orin Solomoni 8:1-14

1Ìwọ ìbá rí bí arákùnrin mi si mi,

èyí tí ó mú ọmú ìyá mi dàgbà!

Èmi ìbá rí ọ ní òde,

èmi ìbá fi ẹnu kò ọ́ ní ẹnu,

wọn kì bá fi mí ṣe ẹlẹ́yà.

2Èmi ìbá fi ọ̀nà hàn ọ́

èmi ìbá mú ọ wá sínú ilé ìyá

mi, ìwọ ìbá kọ́ mi

èmi ìbá fi ọtí wáìnì olóòórùn dídùn fún ọ mu

àti oje èso pomegiranate mi.

3Ọwọ́ òsì rẹ ìbá wà ní abẹ́ orí mi,

ọwọ́ ọ̀tún rẹ ìbá sì gbà mí mọ́ra.

4Ọmọbìnrin Jerusalẹmu, èmi pè yín ní ìjà,

Ẹ má ṣe rú olùfẹ́ mi sókè,

Ẹ má ṣe jí i títí tí yóò fi wù ú.

Ọ̀rẹ́

5Ta ni ẹni tí ń gòkè bọ̀ wá láti aginjù,

tí ó fi ara ti olùfẹ́ rẹ̀.

Olólùfẹ́

Ní abẹ́ igi ápù ni mo ti jí ọ dìde; níbẹ̀ ni ìyá rẹ ti lóyún rẹ

níbẹ̀ ni ẹni tí ń rọbí bí ọ sí.

6Gbé mi sí àyà rẹ bí èdìdì

bí èdìdì lé apá rẹ;

nítorí ìfẹ́ lágbára bí ikú,

ìjowú sì le bí isà òkú

jíjò rẹ̀ rí bí jíjò iná,

gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀wọ́-iná Olúwa.

7Omi púpọ̀ kò le paná ìfẹ́;

bẹ́ẹ̀ ni gbígbá omi kò le gbá a lọ.

Bí ènìyàn bá fún ìfẹ́,

ní gbogbo ọrọ̀ ilé rẹ̀,

a ó kẹ́gàn rẹ̀ pátápátá.

Ọ̀rẹ́

8Àwa ní arábìnrin kékeré kan,

òun kò sì ní ọmú,

kí ni àwa yóò fún arábìnrin wa,

ní ọjọ́ tí a ó bá fẹ́ ẹ?

9Bí òun bá jẹ́ ògiri,

àwa yóò kọ́ ilé odi fàdákà lé e lórí.

Bí òun bá jẹ́ ìlẹ̀kùn,

Àwa yóò fi pákó kedari dí i.

Olólùfẹ́

10Èmi jẹ́ ògiri,

ọmú mi sì rí bí ilé ìṣọ́

bẹ́ẹ̀ ni mo ṣe rí ní ojú rẹ̀

bí ẹni tí ń mú àlàáfíà wá.

11Solomoni ní ọgbà àjàrà kan ní Baali-Hamoni

ó gbé ọgbà àjàrà rẹ̀ fún àwọn alágbàtọ́jú

olúkúlùkù ni ó ń mú èso rẹ̀ wá

ẹgbẹ̀rún fàdákà.

12Ṣùgbọ́n ọgbà àjàrà mi jẹ́ tèmi, ó wà fún mi;

ẹgbẹ̀rún ṣékélì jẹ́ tìrẹ, ìwọ Solomoni,

igba sì jẹ́ ti àwọn alágbàtọ́jú èso.

Olólùfẹ́

13Ìwọ tí ń gbé inú ọgbà,

àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ rẹ dẹtí sí ohùn rẹ,

jẹ́ kí èmi náà gbọ́ ohùn rẹ!

Olólùfẹ́

14Yára wá, Olùfẹ́ mi,

kí ìwọ kí ó sì rí bí abo egbin,

tàbí gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọmọ àgbọ̀nrín,

lórí òkè òórùn dídùn.