Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

路得记 1

拿俄米和路得

1在士师执政的时代,犹大发生了饥荒。有一个人带着妻子和两个儿子从犹大的伯利恒迁到摩押境内寄居。 这个人名叫以利米勒,妻子叫拿俄米,两个儿子分别叫玛伦和基连。他们都是犹大 伯利恒的以法他人。他们来到摩押,就在那里住了下来。 后来,拿俄米的丈夫以利米勒去世了,留下她和两个儿子。 这两个儿子都娶了摩押的女子为妻,一个名叫俄珥巴,一个名叫路得。他们在那里住了大约十年后, 玛伦和基连二人也相继去世,只剩下拿俄米,没有了丈夫,也没有了儿子。

后来,拿俄米在摩押听说耶和华眷顾祂的子民,使他们五谷丰登,就带着两个儿媳妇准备回故乡。 她们离开所居住的地方,启程返回犹大。 拿俄米对两个儿媳妇说:“你们还是各回娘家去吧!愿耶和华恩待你们,就好像你们恩待死去的丈夫和我一样。 愿耶和华使你们都有机会再嫁,找到好归宿。”拿俄米说完了,就亲吻她们。她们都放声大哭, 10 说:“不!我们要跟你一起回你的家乡。” 11 拿俄米说:“我的女儿啊,回娘家去吧!为什么要跟我去呢?难道我还能生儿子做你们的丈夫吗? 12 回去吧!我的女儿啊,走吧!我已经老了,不可能再嫁人了。就算我还有指望,今晚能再结婚生子, 13 难道你们能一直不嫁,等到他们长大吗?不要这样,我的女儿啊!这样你们会很苦,我就更苦了,因为耶和华伸手惩罚我。” 14 她们又放声大哭,俄珥巴就亲吻婆婆,向她道别。然而,路得却依依不舍,不肯离去。

15 拿俄米说:“你看,你嫂嫂已经回她家乡和她拜的神明那里去了,你也跟着嫂嫂回去吧!” 16 路得说:“不要逼我撇你而去。你往哪里去,我也要往哪里去;你住在哪里,我也要住在哪里;你的同胞就是我的同胞,你的上帝就是我的上帝; 17 你死在哪里,我也死在哪里、葬在哪里。只有死才能把我们分开。否则,愿耶和华重重地惩罚我!” 18 拿俄米见路得坚决要跟她走,就不再劝阻她了。

19 于是,二人便一同回到伯利恒。她们进了伯利恒,全城惊动。妇女们问:“这不是拿俄米吗?” 20 拿俄米对她们说:“不要再叫我拿俄米[a]了,叫我玛拉[b]吧!因为全能者叫我过得好苦啊! 21 我曾满满地离开这里,现在耶和华却使我空空地回来。既然耶和华叫我受苦,全能者使我遭遇不幸,为何还叫我拿俄米呢?”

22 拿俄米带着她的儿媳妇——摩押女子路得从摩押回到了伯利恒,那时正是开始收割大麦的季节。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:20 拿俄米”意思是“甜”。
  2. 1:20 玛拉”意思是“苦”。

New Living Translation

Ruth 1

Elimelech Moves His Family to Moab

1In the days when the judges ruled in Israel, a severe famine came upon the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah left his home and went to live in the country of Moab, taking his wife and two sons with him. The man’s name was Elimelech, and his wife was Naomi. Their two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in the land of Judah. And when they reached Moab, they settled there.

Then Elimelech died, and Naomi was left with her two sons. The two sons married Moabite women. One married a woman named Orpah, and the other a woman named Ruth. But about ten years later, both Mahlon and Kilion died. This left Naomi alone, without her two sons or her husband.

Naomi and Ruth Return

Then Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had blessed his people in Judah by giving them good crops again. So Naomi and her daughters-in-law got ready to leave Moab to return to her homeland. With her two daughters-in-law she set out from the place where she had been living, and they took the road that would lead them back to Judah.

But on the way, Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back to your mothers’ homes. And may the Lord reward you for your kindness to your husbands and to me. May the Lord bless you with the security of another marriage.” Then she kissed them good-bye, and they all broke down and wept.

10 “No,” they said. “We want to go with you to your people.”

11 But Naomi replied, “Why should you go on with me? Can I still give birth to other sons who could grow up to be your husbands? 12 No, my daughters, return to your parents’ homes, for I am too old to marry again. And even if it were possible, and I were to get married tonight and bear sons, then what? 13 Would you wait for them to grow up and refuse to marry someone else? No, of course not, my daughters! Things are far more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord himself has raised his fist against me.”

14 And again they wept together, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye. But Ruth clung tightly to Naomi. 15 “Look,” Naomi said to her, “your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. You should do the same.”

16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. 17 Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!” 18 When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more.

19 So the two of them continued on their journey. When they came to Bethlehem, the entire town was excited by their arrival. “Is it really Naomi?” the women asked.

20 “Don’t call me Naomi,” she responded. “Instead, call me Mara,[a] for the Almighty has made life very bitter for me. 21 I went away full, but the Lord has brought me home empty. Why call me Naomi when the Lord has caused me to suffer[b] and the Almighty has sent such tragedy upon me?”

22 So Naomi returned from Moab, accompanied by her daughter-in-law Ruth, the young Moabite woman. They arrived in Bethlehem in late spring, at the beginning of the barley harvest.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:20 Naomi means “pleasant”; Mara means “bitter.”
  2. 1:21 Or has testified against me.