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Ruth 1

Naomi Widowed

1In the days when the judges governed [Israel], there was a famine in the land [of Canaan]. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to live temporarily in the [a]country of Moab with his wife and his two sons. The man’s name was Elimelech and his wife’s name was Naomi and his two sons were named Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went to the country of Moab and stayed there. Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left [a widow] with her two sons. They took wives from the Moabite women; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other was Ruth. They lived there about ten years; and then both Mahlon and Chilion also died, so the woman [Naomi] was left without her two sons and her husband.

Then she set out with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in Moab how the Lord had taken care of His people [of Judah] in giving them food. So she left the place where she was living, her two daughters-in-law with her, and they started on the way back to the land of Judah. But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you return to your mother’s house. May the Lord show kindness to you as you have shown kindness to the dead and to me. May the Lord grant that you find rest, each one in the home of her husband.” Then she kissed them [goodbye], and they wept aloud. 10 And they said to her, “No, we will go with you to your people [in Judah].” 11 But Naomi said, “Go back, my daughters, why should you go with me? Do I still have sons in my womb that may become your husbands? 12 Go back, my daughters, go, for I am too old to have a husband. If I said I have hope, and if I actually had a husband tonight and even gave birth to sons, 13 would you wait until they were grown? Would you go without marrying? No, my daughters; for it is much more [b]difficult for me than for you, because the Lord’s hand has gone against me.”

Ruth’s Loyalty

14 Then they wept aloud again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law [goodbye], but Ruth clung to her.

15 Then Naomi said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; turn back and follow your sister-in-law.” 16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God. 17 Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord do the same to me [as He has done to you], and more also, if anything but death separates me from you.” 18 When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more.

19 So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole city was [c]stirred because of them, and the women asked, “Is this Naomi?” 20 She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi (sweetness); call me Mara (bitter), for the Almighty has caused me great grief and bitterness. 21 I left full [with a husband and two sons], but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi, since the Lord has testified against me and the Almighty has afflicted me?”

22 So Naomi returned from the country of Moab, and with her Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law. And they arrived in Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest.

Notas al pie

  1. Ruth 1:1 Moab was located on a high plateau on the eastern shore of the Salt (Dead) Sea. The Moabites were related to the Israelites through their common ancestor, Terah. Their primary god was Chemosh, but the Moabites also worshiped many other pagan gods and sometimes engaged in human sacrifice.
  2. Ruth 1:13 Lit bitter.
  3. Ruth 1:19 Bethlehem was a small city where everyone probably knew everyone else, and Naomi’s husband may have been a prominent man in the city.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Rutu 1

Naomi àti Rutu

1Ní ìgbà tí àwọn onídàájọ́ ń ṣe àkóso ilẹ̀ Israẹli, ìyàn kan mú ní ilẹ̀ náà, ọkùnrin kan láti Bẹtilẹhẹmu ti Juda, òun àti aya rẹ̀ pẹ̀lú àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀ ọkùnrin méjì lọ láti máa gbé ní ilẹ̀ Moabu fún ìgbà díẹ̀. Orúkọ ọkùnrin náà ń jẹ́ Elimeleki, orúkọ ìyàwó rẹ̀ ni Naomi, orúkọ àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀ méjèèjì sì ni Maloni àti Kilioni àwọn ará Efrata, ti Bẹtilẹhẹmu ti Juda. Wọ́n sì lọ sí ilẹ̀ Moabu, wọ́n ń gbé níbẹ̀.

Ní àsìkò tí wọ́n ń gbé ibẹ̀, Elimeleki, ọkọ Naomi kú, ó sì ku òun pẹ̀lú àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀ ọkùnrin méjèèjì. Wọ́n sì fẹ́ àwọn ọmọbìnrin ará Moabu méjì, orúkọ ọ̀kan ń jẹ́ Oripa, èkejì sì ń jẹ́ Rutu. Lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí wọ́n sì ti gbé níbẹ̀ fún bí ọdún mẹ́wàá, Maloni àti Kilioni náà sì kú, Naomi sì wà láìsí ọkọ tàbí ọmọ kankan fún un mọ́.

Nígbà tí Naomi gbọ́ ní Moabu tí ó wà wí pé Olúwa ti bẹ àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ wò nípa fífún wọn ní ọ̀pọ̀ oúnjẹ. Ó sì dìde pẹ̀lú àwọn ìyàwó ọmọ rẹ̀ méjèèjì láti padà sí ìlú rẹ̀. Òun pẹ̀lú àwọn ìyàwó ọmọ rẹ̀ méjèèjì ni wọ́n jọ fi ibi tí ó ń gbé sílẹ̀ tí wọ́n sì bẹ̀rẹ̀ ìrìnàjò wọn padà sí ilẹ̀ Juda.

Ṣùgbọ́n ní ojú ọ̀nà, Naomi wí fún àwọn aya ọmọ rẹ̀ méjèèjì pé, “Kí ẹnìkọ̀ọ̀kan yín padà sí ilé ìyá rẹ̀. Kí Olúwa ṣe àánú fún yín bí ẹ ti ṣe sí èmi àti àwọn ọkọ yín tí ó kú. Olúwa kí ó fi yín lọ́kàn balẹ̀ ní ilé ọkọ mìíràn.”

Naomi sì fi ẹnu kò wọ́n ní ẹnu wí pé “Ó dìgbà,” Wọ́n sì sọkún kíkankíkan. 10 Wọ́n sì wí fún un pé, “Rárá, a ó bà ọ lọ sí ọ̀dọ̀ àwọn ènìyàn rẹ.”

11 Ṣùgbọ́n Naomi dáhùn wí pé, “Ẹ padà sílé ẹ̀yin ọmọ mi. Nítorí kí ni ẹ fi fẹ́ wá pẹ̀lú mi? Ṣé mo tún le bí àwọn ọmọkùnrin mìíràn ni, tí ó le ṣe ọkọ yin? 12 Ẹ padà sílé, ẹ̀yin ọmọ mi, nítorí èmi ti di arúgbó jù láti ní ọkọ mìíràn. Bí èmí wí pé, Èmí ní ìrètí, bí èmí tilẹ̀ ní ọkọ mìíràn ní alẹ́ yìí, tí èmí sì bí àwọn ọmọkùnrin mìíràn, 13 ẹ̀yin ha le è dúró dìgbà tí wọ́n yóò fi dàgbà? Ẹ̀yin ó le è dúró dè wọ́n láì fẹ́ ọkọ mìíràn? Rárá, ẹ̀yin ọmọbìnrin mi, nítorí pé inú mi bàjẹ́ gidigidi ju tiyín lọ, nítorí tí ọwọ́ Olúwa fi jáde sí mi!”

14 Wọ́n sì gbé ohùn wọn sókè, wọ́n sì tún sọkún. Nígbà náà ní Oripa fi ẹnu ko ìyá ọkọ rẹ̀ ní ẹnu wí pé ó dìgbà, ṣùgbọ́n Rutu dì mọ́ ọn síbẹ̀.

15 Naomi wí pé, “Wò ó, arábìnrin rẹ ti padà lọ sí ọ̀dọ̀ àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ àti òrìṣà rẹ̀, ìwọ náà padà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀.”

16 Ṣùgbọ́n Rutu dáhùn wí pé, “Má ṣe rọ̀ mí láti fi ọ́ sílẹ̀ tàbí láti padà lẹ́yìn rẹ. Ibi tí ìwọ bá lọ ní èmi yóò lọ, ibi ti ìwọ bá dúró ni èmi yóò dúró, àwọn ènìyàn rẹ ni yóò jẹ́ ènìyàn mi, Ọlọ́run rẹ ni yóò sì jẹ́ Ọlọ́run, mi, 17 Níbi tí ìwọ bá kú sí ni èmi yóò kú sí, níbẹ̀ ni wọn yóò sì sin mí sí. Kí Olúwa jẹ mí ní ìyà tí ó lágbára, bí ohunkóhun bí kò ṣe ikú bá yà wá.” 18 Nígbà tí Naomi rí i wí pé Rutu ti pinnu láti tẹ̀lé òun kò rọ̀ láti padà mọ́.

19 Àwọn méjèèjì sì ń lọ títí wọ́n fi dé ìlú Bẹtilẹhẹmu. Nígbà tí wọ́n dé ibẹ̀, ariwo ìpadàbọ̀ wọn gba ìlú kan, àwọn obìnrin ibẹ̀ sì kígbe ní ohùn rara wí pé, “Naomi ni èyí bí?”

20 Naomi sì dáhùn wí pé, “Ẹ má ṣe pè mí ní Naomi. Ẹ pè mí ní Mara (Ìkorò), nítorí wí pé Olódùmarè ti mú kí ayé mi di kíkorò. 21 Mo jáde ní kíkún, ṣùgbọ́n Olúwa mú mi padà ní òfo. Nítorí náà kín ló dé tí ẹ fi ń pè mí ní Naomi, nígbà tí Olódùmarè ti kọ̀ mí sílẹ̀, tí ó sì mú ìdààmú bá mi?”

22 Báyìí ni Naomi ṣe padà láti Moabu pẹ̀lú Rutu, ará Moabu ìyàwó ọmọ rẹ̀. Wọ́n gúnlẹ̀ sí Bẹtilẹhẹmu ní ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ ìkórè ọkà barle.