Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

路得記 1

拿俄米和路得

1在士師執政的時代,猶大發生了饑荒。有一個人帶著妻子和兩個兒子從猶大的伯利恆遷到摩押境內寄居。 這個人名叫以利米勒,妻子叫拿俄米,兩個兒子分別叫瑪倫和基連。他們都是猶大 伯利恆的以法他人。他們來到摩押,就在那裡住了下來。 後來,拿俄米的丈夫以利米勒去世了,留下她和兩個兒子。 這兩個兒子都娶了摩押的女子為妻,一個名叫俄珥巴,一個名叫路得。他們在那裡住了大約十年後, 瑪倫和基連二人也相繼去世,只剩下拿俄米,沒有了丈夫,也沒有了兒子。

後來,拿俄米在摩押聽說耶和華眷顧祂的子民,使他們五穀豐登,就帶著兩個兒媳婦準備回故鄉。 她們離開所居住的地方,啟程返回猶大。 拿俄米對兩個兒媳婦說:「你們還是各回娘家去吧!願耶和華恩待你們,就好像你們恩待死去的丈夫和我一樣。 願耶和華使你們都有機會再嫁,找到好歸宿。」拿俄米說完了,就親吻她們。她們都放聲大哭, 10 說:「不!我們要跟你一起回你的家鄉。」 11 拿俄米說:「我的女兒啊,回娘家去吧!為什麼要跟我去呢?難道我還能生兒子做你們的丈夫嗎? 12 回去吧!我的女兒啊,走吧!我已經老了,不可能再嫁人了。就算我還有指望,今晚能再結婚生子, 13 難道你們能一直不嫁,等到他們長大嗎?不要這樣,我的女兒啊!這樣你們會很苦,我就更苦了,因為耶和華伸手懲罰我。」 14 她們又放聲大哭,俄珥巴就親吻婆婆,向她道別。然而,路得卻依依不捨,不肯離去。

15 拿俄米說:「你看,你嫂嫂已經回她家鄉和她拜的神明那裡去了,你也跟著嫂嫂回去吧!」 16 路得說:「不要逼我撇你而去。你往哪裡去,我也要往哪裡去;你住在哪裡,我也要住在哪裡;你的同胞就是我的同胞,你的上帝就是我的上帝; 17 你死在哪裡,我也死在哪裡、葬在哪裡。只有死才能把我們分開。否則,願耶和華重重地懲罰我!」 18 拿俄米見路得堅決要跟她走,就不再勸阻她了。

19 於是,二人便一同回到伯利恆。她們進了伯利恆,全城驚動。婦女們問:「這不是拿俄米嗎?」 20 拿俄米對她們說:「不要再叫我拿俄米[a]了,叫我瑪拉[b]吧!因為全能者叫我過得好苦啊! 21 我曾滿滿地離開這裡,現在耶和華卻使我空空地回來。既然耶和華叫我受苦,全能者使我遭遇不幸,為何還叫我拿俄米呢?」

22 拿俄米帶著她的兒媳婦——摩押女子路得從摩押回到了伯利恆,那時正是開始收割大麥的季節。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·20 拿俄米」意思是「甜」。
  2. 1·20 瑪拉」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.