Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

路得記 4:1-22

波阿斯娶路得

1波阿斯來到城門口,坐在那裡,恰巧看見他所說的那位至親經過,便招呼他說:「某人啊,請過來坐一坐。」那人便走過來坐下。 2波阿斯又邀請了城裡的十位長老,對他們說:「請過來坐一坐。」他們都坐下以後, 3波阿斯便對那位至親說:「拿俄米摩押回來了,現在要賣我們族兄以利米勒的那塊地, 4我想應該讓你知道這件事。你最有權贖那塊地,其次才是我,此外再沒有別人了。如果你願意贖回那塊地,希望你當著在座各位長老的面表明。如果不願意,請你讓我知道。」那人說:「我願意贖。」 5波阿斯說:「那麼,你從拿俄米手中買地的那天,也要娶已死之人的妻子摩押女子路得,好讓死者繼續在產業上留名。」 6那位至親說:「那我就不能贖了,免得損害到我的產業。你來贖吧,我不能贖。」

7從前在以色列,買贖或交易有這樣的規矩:一旦成交,一方要把鞋脫下來交給另一方,以色列人以此為成交的憑據。 8那位至親對波阿斯說:「你自己買吧!」他就把鞋子脫了下來。 9波阿斯向長老和所有在場的人說:「請各位今天為我作證,所有屬於以利米勒基連瑪倫的產業,我都從拿俄米手上買了。 10同時,我要娶瑪倫的遺孀摩押女子路得為妻,好使死者繼續在產業上留名,免得他的名在本族本鄉中消失。今天,請各位作證。」 11聚集在城門口的眾人和長老都說:「我們願意作證。願耶和華使要進你家門的這女子,像建立以色列家的拉結利亞一樣。願你在以法他家業興隆,在伯利恆聲名遠播。 12願耶和華藉著這年輕女子賜你後裔,使你家像先祖猶大她瑪的兒子法勒斯家一樣。」

13這樣,波阿斯便娶了路得為妻,與她同房。耶和華使她懷孕生了一個兒子。 14婦女們對拿俄米說:「耶和華當受稱頌!因為今日祂賜給你一位至親,使你後繼有人,願這孩子在以色列得享盛名! 15他必讓你的生命重新得力,奉養你,使你安度晚年,因為他是愛你的兒媳婦所生的。有這兒媳婦比有七個兒子還要好!」 16拿俄米接過嬰孩抱在懷中,照顧他。 17鄰居的婦女們喊著說:「拿俄米有孩子了!」她們給孩子取名叫俄備得,這俄備得就是耶西的父親,耶西大衛的父親。

18以下是法勒斯的家譜:法勒斯希斯崙19希斯崙亞米拿達20亞米拿達拿順拿順撒門21撒門波阿斯波阿斯俄備得22俄備得耶西耶西大衛

King James Version

Ruth 4:1-22

1Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down. 2And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down. 3And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech’s: 4And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.4.4 I thought…: Heb. I said, I will reveal in thine ear 5Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.

6¶ And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it. 7Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel. 8Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.

9¶ And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s, and all that was Chilion’s and Mahlon’s, of the hand of Naomi. 10Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day. 11And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Beth-lehem:4.11 do thou…: or, get thee riches, or, power4.11 be famous: Heb. proclaim thy name 12And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman.

13¶ So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son. 14And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.4.14 left…: Heb. caused to cease unto thee4.14 kinsman: or, redeemer 15And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.4.15 a nourisher of: Heb. to nourish4.15 thine…: Heb. thy gray hairs 16And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it. 17And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.

18¶ Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron, 19And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab, 20And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,4.20 Salmon: or, Salmah 21And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed, 22And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.