New Amharic Standard Version

ሩት 1:1-22

ኑኃሚንና ሩት

1መሳፍንት1፥1 በትውፊት ፈራጆች ተብሎአል። በሚገዙበት ዘመን፣ በምድሪቱ ላይ ራብ ሆነ፤ አንድ ሰው በይሁዳ ከምትገኘው ከቤተ ልሔም ሚስቱንና ሁለቱን ወንዶች ልጆቹን ይዞ፣ ለተወሰነ ጊዜ ለመኖር ወደ ሞዓብ አገር ሄደ። 2የሰውየው ስም አቤሜሌክ፣ የሚስቱ ኑኃሚን፣ የሁለቱም ወንዶች ልጆቹ ስም መሐሎንና ኬሌዎን ነበሩ። እነርሱም የይሁዳ ቤተ ልሔም ኤፍራታውያን ሲሆኑ፣ ወደ ሞዓብ አገር ሄደው በዚያ ኖሩ።

3የኑኃሚን ባል አቤሜሌክ ሞተ፤ ኑኃሚንም፣ ከሁለት ልጆቿ ጋር ብቻዋን ቀረች። 4ልጆቿም ዖርፋና ሩት የተባሉ የሞዓብ ሴቶችን አገቡ፤ በዚያም ዐሥር ዓመት ያህል ከኖሩ በኋላ፣ 5መሐሎንና ኬሌዎን ሁለቱም ሞቱ፤ ኑኃሚንም ሁለት ልጆቿንና ባሏን አጥታ ብቻዋን ቀረች።

6እርሷም በሞዓብ ሳለች እግዚአብሔር ሕዝቡን እንደ ጐበኘና እህል እንደ ሰጣቸው በሰማች ጊዜ፣ ሁለቱን ምራቶቿን ይዛ ወደ አገሯ ለመመለስ ከዚያ ተነሣች። 7የኖረችበትን ስፍራ ትታ ከሁለቱ ምራቶቿ ጋር ወደ ይሁዳ ምድር የሚመልሳቸውን መንገድ ይዘው ጒዞአቸውን ቀጠሉ።

8ከዚያም ኑኃሚን ሁለቱን ምራቶቿን እንዲህ አለቻቸው፤ “እያንዳንዳችሁ ወደ እናቶቻችሁ ቤት ተመለሱ፤ ለሞቱ ባሎቻችሁና ለእኔ በጎ ነገር እንዳደረጋችሁ፣ ለእናንተም እግዚአብሔር እንደዚሁ ያድርግላችሁ፤ 9እያንዳንዳችሁ በምታገቡት ባል ቤት፣ እግዚአብሔር ያሳርፋችሁ።” ከዚያም ሳመቻቸው፤ እነርሱም ድምፃቸውን ከፍ አድርገው አለቀሱ፤ 10ቀጥለውም፣ “አይሆንም! ከአንቺ ጋር ተመልሰን ወደ ወገኖችሽ እንሄዳለን” አሏት።

11ኑኃሚን ግን እንዲህ አለቻቸው፤ “ልጆቼ ሆይ፤ ወደየቤታችሁ ተመለሱ፤ ከእኔ ጋር ለምን ትሄዳላችሁ? ባል የሚሆኗችሁ ሌሎች ልጆች ከእንግዲህ የምወልድ ይመስላችኋልን? 12ወደየቤታችሁ ተመለሱ ልጆቼ፤ ሌላ ባል እንዳላገባ እጅግ አርጅቻለሁ፤ አሁንም ተስፋ አለኝ ብል፣ ዛሬ ማታ አግብቼ ከዚያም ልጆች ብወልድ፣ 13እስኪያድጉ ድረስ ትጠብቃላችሁን? እነርሱን በመጠበቅ እስከዚያ ሳታገቡ ትቈያላችሁን? ልጆቼ ሆይ፤ እንዲህ አይሆንም፤ ሁኔታው ከእናንተ ይልቅ ለእኔ እጅግ መራራ ነው፤ የእግዚአብሔር እጅ በእኔ ላይ ተነሥቶአልና።”

14እነርሱም ድምፃቸውን ከፍ አድርገው እንደ ገና አለቀሱ፤ ከዚያም ዖርፋ አማቷን ስማ ተሰናበተቻት፤ ሩት ግን ልትለያት ስላልፈለገች ተጠመጠመችባት።

15ኑኃሚን መልሳ፣ “እነሆ የባልሽ ወንድም ሚስት ወደ ወገኖቿና ወደ አማልክቷ ተመልሳለች፤ አብረሻት ተመለሽ” አለቻት።

16ሩት ግን እንዲህ አለች፤ “ተለይቼሽ እንድቀር ወይም እንድመለስ አትለማመጭኝ፤ ወደምትሄጂበት እሄዳለሁ፤ በምትኖሪበትም እኖራለሁ፤ ሕዝብሽ ሕዝቤ፤ አምላክሽ አምላኬ ይሆናል። 17በምትሞቺበት እሞታለሁ፤ እዚያው እቀበራለሁ። ከእንግዲህ ሞት ከሚለየን በቀር ብለይሽ እግዚአብሔር ይፍረድብኝ፤ ከዚህም የከፋ ያድርግብኝ።” 18ሩት አብራት ለመሄድ መቊረጧን በተረዳች ጊዜ፣ ኑኃሚን መጐትጐቷን ተወች።

19ከዚያም ሁለቱ ሴቶች እስከ ቤተ ልሔም ድረስ ተጓዙ፤ ቤተ ልሔም እንደ ደረሱም፣ በእነርሱ ምክንያት ከተማው በሙሉ ተተረማመሰ፤ ሴቶቹም፣ “ይህች ኑኃሚን ናትን?” በማለት ተገረሙ።

20እርሷም እንዲህ አለች፤ “ሁሉን የሚችል አምላክ1፥20 በዚህና በቍጥር 21 ላይ ዕብራይስጡ፣ ሻዳይ ይላል። ሕይወቴን እጅግ መራራ አድርጎታልና ማራ1፥20 ማራ ማለት መራራ ማለት ነው። በሉኝ እንጂ፣ ኑኃሚን1፥20 በዚህና በቍጥር 21 ላይ፣ ኑኃሚን ማለት ደስተኛ ማለት ነው። ብላችሁ አትጥሩኝ። 21በሙላት ወጣሁ፤ ነገር ግን እግዚአብሔር ባዶዬን መለሰኝ፤ እግዚአብሔር አስጨንቆኝ1፥21 ወይም እግዚአብሔር ፈትኖኝ፣ ሁሉን የሚችል አምላክ መከራ አምጥቶብኝ ሳለ እንዴት ኑኃሚን ብላችሁ ትጠሩኛላችሁ?” አለቻቸው።

22ስለዚህ ኑኃሚን ከምራቷ ከሞዓባዊቷ ሩት ጋር በመሆን ከሞዓብ ተመለሰች፤ ቤተ ልሔም የደረሱትም የገብስ አዝመራ በሚሰበሰብበት ወቅት መጀመሪያ ላይ ነበር።

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.