King James Version

Ruth 1

1Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.

And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.

And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.

And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the Lord had visited his people in giving them bread.

Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.

And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother's house: the Lord deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.

The Lord grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.

10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.

11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;

13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the Lord is gone out against me.

14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.

16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.

19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?

20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

21 I went out full and the Lord hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

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」。