King James Version

Ruth 1:1-22

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 Beth-lehem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.1.1 ruled: Heb. judged 2And 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 Beth-lehem-judah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.1.2 continued: Heb. were 3And Elimelech Naomi’s husband died; and she was left, and her two sons. 4And 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. 5And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

6¶ 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. 7Wherefore 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. 8And 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. 9The 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. 10And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people. 11And 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? 12Turn 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;1.12 should have…: or were with an husband 13Would 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.1.13 tarry: Heb. hope1.13 it grieveth…: Heb. I have much bitterness 14And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her. 15And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law. 16And 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:1.16 Intreat…: or, Be not against me 17Where 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. 18When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.1.18 was…: Heb. strengthened herself

19¶ So they two went until they came to Beth-lehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Beth-lehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi? 20And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.1.20 Naomi: that is, Pleasant1.20 Mara: that is, Bitter 21I 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? 22So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Beth-lehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Ruth 1:1-22

Ang Pakikiramay ni Ruth kay Naomi

1-2Noong panahon na hindi pa mga hari ang namumuno1:1-2 Noong panahon … namumuno: sa literal, Noong panahon na ang mga “shoftim” (mga pinuno/hukom) ang siyang namumuno. sa Israel, nagkaroon ng taggutom sa lupaing ito. Kaya si Elimelec na taga-Betlehem na sakop ng Juda ay pumunta sa Moab kasama ang asawa at dalawang anak niyang lalaki, para roon muna manirahan. Ang pangalan ng asawa niya ay Naomi at ang dalawang anak nila ay sina Mahlon at Kilion. Mga angkan sila ni Efrata na taga-Betlehem.

Habang naroon sila sa Moab, 3namatay si Elimelec, kaya si Naomi at ang dalawa niyang anak na lalaki ang naiwan. 4Nag-asawa ang mga anak niya ng mga Moabita. Ang pangalan ng isa ay Orpah at Ruth naman ang isa. Pagkalipas ng mga sampung taon, 5namatay sina Mahlon at Kilion, kaya si Naomi na lang ang naiwan.

6Nang mabalitaan ni Naomi na pinagpala ng Panginoon ang bayan niya sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay sa kanila ng mabuting ani, naghanda siya at ang mga manugang niya para bumalik sa Juda. 7At habang naglalakbay na sila pabalik sa Juda, 8sinabi ni Naomi sa dalawang manugang niya, “Bumalik na lang kayo sa inyong ina. Pagpalain nawa kayo ng Panginoon sa mabuti ninyong pakikitungo sa mga yumao ninyong asawa at sa akin. 9At loobin sana ng Panginoon na makapag-asawa kayong muli para magkaroon kayo ng maayos na kalagayan sa panibagong tahanan.”

Pagkatapos, hinalikan sila ni Naomi. Humagulgol sila 10at sinabi sa kanya, “Sasama kami sa inyo sa pagbalik nʼyo sa kababayan ninyo.” 11-12Pero sinabi ni Naomi, “Umuwi na kayo mga anak. Bakit pa kayo sasama sa akin? Akala nʼyo ba makakapag-asawa pa ako at makakapanganak ng mga lalaking mapapangasawa ninyo? Hindi na maaari dahil matanda na ako. Pero ipagpalagay natin na makapag-asawa ako ngayong gabi at magkaanak pa, 13hihintayin nʼyo ba silang lumaki? Hindi ba kayo mag-aasawa alang-alang sa kanila? Hindi maaari mga anak. Ang totoo, mas mapait ang sinapit ko kaysa sa inyo, dahil pinahirapan ako ng Panginoon.”

14At umiyak na naman sila nang malakas. Pagkatapos, hinalikan ni Orpah ang biyenan niya at umuwi,1:14 at umuwi: Itoʼy nasa Septuagint pero wala sa Hebreo. pero si Ruth naman ay nagpaiwang kasama ni Naomi. 15Sinabi ni Naomi, “Bumalik na ang bilas mo sa mga kababayan niya at sa kanyang dios,1:15 dios: o, mga dios. kaya sumama ka na rin sa kanya.” 16Pero sumagot si Ruth, “Huwag po ninyo akong piliting iwan kayo, dahil kung saan kayo pupunta, doon din ako pupunta, at kung saan kayo tumira, doon din po ako titira. Ang mga kababayan nʼyo ay magiging kababayan ko rin, at ang Dios ninyo ay magiging Dios ko rin. 17Kung saan kayo mamamatay, doon din po ako mamamatay at ililibing. Parusahan nawa ako ng Panginoon nang mabigat kapag humiwalay ako sa inyo, maliban na lang kung ang kamatayan na ang maghihiwalay sa ating dalawa.”

18Nang makita ni Naomi na desidido si Ruth na sumama sa kanya, tumahimik na lang siya. 19Kaya nagpatuloy silang dalawa sa paglalakbay hanggang sa nakarating sila sa Betlehem. Ang lahat ng taoʼy nabigla sa kanilang pagdating. Sinabi ng mga babae, “Si Naomi ba talaga ito?”

20Sinabi ni Naomi sa kanila, “Huwag nʼyo na akong tawaging Naomi,1:20 Naomi: Ang ibig sabihin, masarap. kundi tawagin ninyo akong Mara,1:20 Mara: Ang ibig sabihin, mapait. dahil pinapait ng Makapangyarihang Dios ang buhay ko. 21Pag-alis ko rito ay nasa sa akin ang lahat, pero ibinalik ako ng Panginoon nang walang-wala. Kaya huwag na ninyo akong tawaging Naomi, dahil pinahirapan ako ng Makapangyarihang Panginoon.”

22Nagsisimula pa lang ang anihan ng sebada1:22 sebada: sa Ingles, “barley.” nang dumating si Naomi sa Betlehem kasama ang manugang niyang si Ruth na Moabita.