Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

路得记 4

波阿斯娶路得

1波阿斯来到城门口,坐在那里,恰巧看见他所说的那位至亲经过,便招呼他说:“某人啊,请过来坐一坐。”那人便走过来坐下。 波阿斯又邀请了城里的十位长老,对他们说:“请过来坐一坐。”他们都坐下以后, 波阿斯便对那位至亲说:“拿俄米从摩押回来了,现在要卖我们族兄以利米勒的那块地, 我想应该让你知道这件事。你最有权赎那块地,其次才是我,此外再没有别人了。如果你愿意赎回那块地,希望你当着在座各位长老的面表明。如果不愿意,请你让我知道。”那人说:“我愿意赎。” 波阿斯说:“那么,你从拿俄米手中买地的那天,也要娶已死之人的妻子摩押女子路得,好让死者继续在产业上留名。” 那位至亲说:“那我就不能赎了,免得损害到我的产业。你来赎吧,我不能赎。”

从前在以色列,买赎或交易有这样的规矩:一旦成交,一方要把鞋脱下来交给另一方,以色列人以此为成交的凭据。 那位至亲对波阿斯说:“你自己买吧!”他就把鞋子脱了下来。 波阿斯向长老和所有在场的人说:“请各位今天为我作证,所有属于以利米勒、基连和玛伦的产业,我都从拿俄米手上买了。 10 同时,我要娶玛伦的遗孀摩押女子路得为妻,好使死者继续在产业上留名,免得他的名在本族本乡中消失。今天,请各位作证。” 11 聚集在城门口的众人和长老都说:“我们愿意作证。愿耶和华使要进你家门的这女子,像建立以色列家的拉结和利亚一样。愿你在以法他家业兴隆,在伯利恒声名远播。 12 愿耶和华借着这年轻女子赐你后裔,使你家像先祖犹大和她玛的儿子法勒斯家一样。”

13 这样,波阿斯便娶了路得为妻,与她同房。耶和华使她怀孕生了一个儿子。 14 妇女们对拿俄米说:“耶和华当受称颂!因为今日祂赐给你一位至亲,使你后继有人,愿这孩子在以色列得享盛名! 15 他必让你的生命重新得力,奉养你,使你安度晚年,因为他是爱你的儿媳妇所生的。有这儿媳妇比有七个儿子还要好!” 16 拿俄米接过婴孩抱在怀中,照顾他。 17 邻居的妇女们喊着说:“拿俄米有孩子了!”她们给孩子取名叫俄备得,这俄备得就是耶西的父亲,耶西是大卫的父亲。

18 以下是法勒斯的家谱:法勒斯生希斯仑, 19 希斯仑生兰,兰生亚米拿达, 20 亚米拿达生拿顺,拿顺生撒门, 21 撒门生波阿斯,波阿斯生俄备得, 22 俄备得生耶西,耶西生大卫。

New Living Translation

Ruth 4

Boaz Marries Ruth

1Boaz went to the town gate and took a seat there. Just then the family redeemer he had mentioned came by, so Boaz called out to him, “Come over here and sit down, friend. I want to talk to you.” So they sat down together. Then Boaz called ten leaders from the town and asked them to sit as witnesses. And Boaz said to the family redeemer, “You know Naomi, who came back from Moab. She is selling the land that belonged to our relative Elimelech. I thought I should speak to you about it so that you can redeem it if you wish. If you want the land, then buy it here in the presence of these witnesses. But if you don’t want it, let me know right away, because I am next in line to redeem it after you.”

The man replied, “All right, I’ll redeem it.”

Then Boaz told him, “Of course, your purchase of the land from Naomi also requires that you marry Ruth, the Moabite widow. That way she can have children who will carry on her husband’s name and keep the land in the family.”

“Then I can’t redeem it,” the family redeemer replied, “because this might endanger my own estate. You redeem the land; I cannot do it.”

Now in those days it was the custom in Israel for anyone transferring a right of purchase to remove his sandal and hand it to the other party. This publicly validated the transaction. So the other family redeemer drew off his sandal as he said to Boaz, “You buy the land.”

Then Boaz said to the elders and to the crowd standing around, “You are witnesses that today I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelech, Kilion, and Mahlon. 10 And with the land I have acquired Ruth, the Moabite widow of Mahlon, to be my wife. This way she can have a son to carry on the family name of her dead husband and to inherit the family property here in his hometown. You are all witnesses today.”

11 Then the elders and all the people standing in the gate replied, “We are witnesses! May the Lord make this woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, from whom all the nation of Israel descended! May you prosper in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. 12 And may the Lord give you descendants by this young woman who will be like those of our ancestor Perez, the son of Tamar and Judah.”

The Descendants of Boaz

13 So Boaz took Ruth into his home, and she became his wife. When he slept with her, the Lord enabled her to become pregnant, and she gave birth to a son. 14 Then the women of the town said to Naomi, “Praise the Lord, who has now provided a redeemer for your family! May this child be famous in Israel. 15 May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!”

16 Naomi took the baby and cuddled him to her breast. And she cared for him as if he were her own. 17 The neighbor women said, “Now at last Naomi has a son again!” And they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse and the grandfather of David.

18 This is the genealogical record of their ancestor Perez:

Perez was the father of Hezron.
19 Hezron was the father of Ram.
Ram was the father of Amminadab.
20 Amminadab was the father of Nahshon.
Nahshon was the father of Salmon.[a]
21 Salmon was the father of Boaz.
Boaz was the father of Obed.
22 Obed was the father of Jesse.
Jesse was the father of David.

Footnotes

  1. 4:20 As in some Greek manuscripts (see also 4:21); Hebrew reads Salma.