雅歌新譯 前言 第一章 男女愛慕 I.III.

                                         雅 歌 新 譯

前言
     寫完 "箴言新譯," 續精讀 "雅歌," 這是舊約聖經詩歌智慧書的第五卷, 其名字取自書中的首句:
"所羅門的歌, 歌中的雅歌." 現代猶太教中, 雅歌在逾越節期間, 都會在沙巴讀出, 以紀念豐收和神
領他們出埃及的恩典; 猶太傳統認為雅歌把所羅門王和書拉密女之間昇華愛情, 寓意神和以色列
的關係. 現代教會因對雅歌解讀不一, 且多有誤解, 故甚罕在聚會中頌讀, 或在主日學中開講, 不無
遺憾.
       雅歌表明神的原意, 是要愛情在祂美好的創造裏, 成為受神祝福生活中, 正常和甜蜜的一部份
(創1:26-31, 2:24), 這樣神聖和美好的愛, 只有在婚姻或受神祝福關係中, 才能自由享受. 這是一首
歌頌愛情的詩歌, 所羅門王以自己與書拉密女之間的聖潔愛情, 來表達神與我們個人之間真愛的
意義. 真愛發自個人的意志, 超越教條之上; 故真正的愛情是自發的, 這正是神期待與我們的關係.
"請妳們不要驚動吵醒他, 等他自己情願"(歌2:7), 故主動與情願是愛的起點, 因為自發的忠信堅貞,
與一心奉獻的愛情, 才顯得出真愛可貴. 這也是神給人完全自由的主因, 因神願意我們是出於個人
自由的選擇來愛祂.
      依本佈樂格 31. 但約曲線一文看來, 教會時期一結束, 立即爆發空前絕後的末世七年大災難,
那時, 主必親自從天降臨, 已死的信徒必先復活, 活著還存留的信徒, 必改變形體, 和他們一同被提
到雲裏, 在空中與主相會, 和主永遠同在(帖前5:16-17); 接著, 立即在空中舉行空前盛大的羔羊婚筵
(啓19:7-9), 新郎主耶穌和新娘教會(全體信徒)神聖結合, 彰顯所羅門王與書拉密女之間的聖潔愛情,
實現神與人之間真愛的極致.
      雅歌是一首以和歌方式對話而組成的抒情詩, 而以歌劇形式展現, 劇中人物如次:
                                  男主角: 所羅門王 - 新郎(Lover)
                                  女主角: 書拉密女 - 新娘(Beloved)
                                  配   角: 妃嬪宮女 - 朋友(Friends)
      雅歌是所羅門王另一篇傑作, 真情流露, 字字珠磯, 惟中譯經文, 用字措辭, 似有欠簡潔通順,
工整對稱, 而且有謬誤之處, 讀來詰屈聱牙, 不易朗朗上口, 使這歌中之歌遜色不少; 乃再中英對照,
細讀一遍, 益覺原譯尚有潤飾修正之餘地, 立即祈求聖靈繼續帶領, 著手雅歌新譯, 陸續在 "佈樂格"
披露, 祈我屬靈先進, 多多賜教指正, 以榮神益人.

第一章 男女愛慕(1:1-17)
1         所羅門的歌, 歌中的雅歌.
   I. 思慕郎君(1:1-8):
                      新 譯                                                          英 文
                       新娘                                                       Beloved
2            讓他用口熱吻我吧,                  Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth -
              因你的愛比酒甜美.                    for your love is more delightful than wine.
3            你的膏油氣味芬芳,                    Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes,
              你的名如倒出香膏.                       your name is like perfume poured out.
              難怪童女全都愛你!                          No wonder the maidens love you!
4              請你快點接我走!                        Take me away with you - let us hurry!
                願王接我進寢宮.                       Let the king bring me into his chambers.

                     妃嬪宮女                                                   Friends
              我們都為妳歡喜快樂,                         We rejoice and delight in you,
              讚美妳的愛情勝美酒.                  we will praise your love more than wine.

                         新娘                                                     Beloved
                 她們當然愛慕妳!                          How right they are to adore you!
5               耶路撒冷女子啊!                                 Dark am I, yet lovely,
                 我雖黝黑但秀美,                               O daughter of Jerusalem,
                 黑得如基達帳棚,                             dark like the tents of Kedar,
                 又如所羅門幔子.                          like the tent curtains of Solomon.
6               勿因我黑盯著我;                       Do not stare at me because I am dark,
                 因太陽把我晒黑.                          because I am darkened by the sun.
                 同母弟兄生我氣,                        My mother's sons were angry with me
                 叫我看守葡萄園;                      and made me take care of the vuneyards;
                 自己葡園反疏理.                           my own vineyard I have neglected.
7      告訴我, 心愛的, 你在那裏放羊?      Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock
                 晌午羊在何處歇息?                    and where you rest your sheep at midday.
                 我為何要在羊群旁                         Why should I be like a veiled woman
                 像帶著面紗的女郎?                             beside the flock of your friends?

                       妃嬪宮女                                                       Friends
8        最美麗的佳人啊! 妳若不知道,               If you do not know, most beautiful of women,
                  就去跟隨羊群腳蹤,                               follow the tracks of the sheep
                  在牧人的帳棚旁邊,                                and graze your young goats
                  去放牧妳的小公羊.                               by the tents of the shepherds.

II. 讚美新娘(1:9-11):
                         新郎                                                            Lover
9                      親愛的,                                              I liken you, my daring,
                     我把妳當作                                              to a mare harnessed
                套在法老車上的駿馬.                              to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10             妳兩頰因耳環顯秀美,                         Your checks are beautiful with earrings,
                妳頸項因珠寶益華麗.                               your neck with strings of jewels.
11             我們要為妳精心打造                              We will make you earrings of gold,
                耀眼金耳環金中鑲銀.                                          studded with silver.

III. 相互讚美(1:12-17):
                          新娘                                                             Beloved
12              當王安坐席上之時,                                   While the king was at his table,
                  我的香膏散發芬香.                                  my perfume spread its fragrance.
13              我郎君如朱紅沒藥,                                 My lover is to me a scarlet of myrrh
                  安祥躺臥在我胸間.                                      resting between my breasts.
14            我郎君又如一束鳯仙花,                       My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
                在隱基底葡萄園中綻放.                                  from the vineyards of En Gedi.

                           新郎                                                               Lover
15               親愛的, 妳真美麗!                                 How beautiful you are, my daring!
                      啊, 美麗極了!                                                Oh, how beautiful!
                  妳的雙眸美如鴿子眼.                                          Your eyes are doves.

                           新娘                                                              Beloved
16               親愛的, 你真英俊!                                    How handsome you are, my daring!
                      啊, 英俊極了!                                                  Oh, how charming!
                 我們以茵茵綠草為床.                                            and our bed is verdant.

                           新郎                                                                 Lover
17                    我們的愛巢                                                The beams of our house
                        以柏木為樑,                                                         are cedars,
                        以松木為椽.                                                    our refters are firs.