نَشِيدُ ٱلْأَنْشَادِ 3

فِي ٱللَّيْلِ عَلَى فِرَاشِي طَلَبْتُ مَنْ تُحِبُّهُ نَفْسِي. طَلَبْتُهُ فَمَا وَجَدْتُهُ. ١ 1
At night on my bed I was longing for him whom my soul loves; I looked for him, but I could not find him.
إِنِّي أَقُومُ وَأَطُوفُ فِي ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، فِي ٱلْأَسْوَاقِ وَفِي ٱلشَّوَارِعِ، أَطْلُبُ مَنْ تُحِبُّهُ نَفْسِي. طَلَبْتُهُ فَمَا وَجَدْتُهُ. ٢ 2
I said to myself, “I will get up and go through the city, through the streets and squares; I will search for him whom my soul loves.” I searched for him, but I did not find him.
وَجَدَنِي ٱلْحَرَسُ ٱلطَّائِفُ فِي ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، فَقُلْتُ: «أَرَأَيْتُمْ مَنْ تُحِبُّهُ نَفْسِي؟» ٣ 3
The watchmen found me as they were making their rounds in the city. I asked them, “Have you seen him whom my soul loves?”
فَمَا جَاوَزْتُهُمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا حَتَّى وَجَدْتُ مَنْ تُحِبُّهُ نَفْسِي، فَأَمْسَكْتُهُ وَلَمْ أَرْخِهِ، حَتَّى أَدْخَلْتُهُ بَيْتَ أُمِّي وَحُجْرَةَ مَنْ حَبِلَتْ بِي. ٤ 4
It was only a little while after I had passed them that I found him whom my soul loves. I held him and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, into the bedroom of the one who had conceived me.
أُحَلِّفُكُنَّ يَا بَنَاتِ أُورُشَلِيمَ بِٱلظِّبَاءِ وَبِأَيَائِلِ ٱلْحَقْلِ، أَلَّا تُيَقِّظْنَ وَلَا تُنَبِّهْنَ ٱلْحَبِيبَ حَتَّى يَشَاءَ. ٥ 5
I want you to swear, daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles and the does of the fields, that you will not awaken or arouse love until she pleases.
مَنْ هَذِهِ ٱلطَّالِعَةُ مِنَ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ كَأَعْمِدَةٍ مِنْ دُخَانٍ، مُعَطَّرَةً بِٱلْمُرِّ وَٱللُّبَانِ وَبِكُلِّ أَذِرَّةِ ٱلتَّاجِرِ؟ ٦ 6
What is that coming up from the wilderness like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all the powders sold by merchants?
هُوَذَا تَخْتُ سُلَيْمَانَ حَوْلَهُ سِتُّونَ جَبَّارًا مِنْ جَبَابِرَةِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٧ 7
Look, it is the bed of Solomon; sixty warriors surround it, sixty soldiers of Israel.
كُلُّهُمْ قَابِضُونَ سُيُوفًا وَمُتَعَلِّمُونَ ٱلْحَرْبَ. كُلُّ رَجُلٍ سَيْفُهُ عَلَى فَخْذِهِ مِنْ هَوْلِ ٱللَّيْلِ. ٨ 8
All of them are skilled with a sword and are experienced in warfare. Every man has his sword at his side, armed against the terrors of the night.
اَلْمَلِكُ سُلَيْمَانُ عَمِلَ لِنَفْسِهِ تَخْتًا مِنْ خَشَبِ لُبْنَانَ. ٩ 9
King Solomon made himself a sedan chair of the wood from Lebanon.
عَمِلَ أَعْمِدَتَهُ فِضَّةً، وَرَوَافِدَهُ ذَهَبًا، وَمَقْعَدَهُ أُرْجُوانًا، وَوَسَطَهُ مَرْصُوفًا مَحَبَّةً مِنْ بَنَاتِ أُورُشَلِيمَ. ١٠ 10
Its posts were made of silver; the back was made of gold, and the seat of purple cloth. Its interior was decorated with love by the daughters of Jerusalem.
اُخْرُجْنَ يَا بَنَاتِ صِهْيَوْنَ، وَٱنْظُرْنَ ٱلْمَلِكَ سُلَيْمَانَ بِٱلتَّاجِ ٱلَّذِي تَوَّجَتْهُ بِهِ أُمُّهُ فِي يَوْمِ عُرْسِهِ، وَفِي يَوْمِ فَرَحِ قَلْبِهِ. ١١ 11
Go out, daughters of Zion, and gaze on King Solomon, bearing the crown with which his mother crowned him on his wedding day, on the day of the joy of his heart.