رَاعُوث 1

حَدَثَ فِي أَيَّامِ حُكْمِ ٱلْقُضَاةِ أَنَّهُ صَارَ جُوعٌ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ، فَذَهَبَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ بَيْتِ لَحْمِ يَهُوذَا لِيَتَغَرَّبَ فِي بِلَادِ مُوآبَ هُوَ وَٱمْرَأَتُهُ وَٱبْنَاهُ. ١ 1
It happened in the days when the judges ruled that there was a famine in the land, and a certain man of Bethlehem of Judah went to the country of Moab with his wife and his two sons.
وَٱسْمُ ٱلرَّجُلِ أَلِيمَالِكُ، وَٱسْمُ ٱمْرَأَتِهِ نُعْمِي، وَٱسْمَا ٱبْنَيْهِ مَحْلُونُ وَكِلْيُونُ، أَفْرَاتِيُّونَ مِنْ بَيْتِ لَحْمِ يَهُوذَا. فَأَتَوْا إِلَى بِلَادِ مُوآبَ وَكَانُوا هُنَاكَ. ٢ 2
The name of the man was Elimelek, and the name of his wife was Naomi. The names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion, who were Ephrathites of Bethlehem of Judah. They arrived at the country of Moab and lived there.
وَمَاتَ أَلِيمَالِكُ رَجُلُ نُعْمِي، وَبَقِيَتْ هِيَ وَٱبْنَاهَا. ٣ 3
Then Elimelek, Naomi's husband, died, and she was left with her two sons.
فَأَخَذَا لَهُمَا ٱمْرَأَتَيْنِ مُوآبِيَّتَيْنِ، ٱسْمُ إِحْدَاهُمَا عُرْفَةُ وَٱسْمُ ٱلْأُخْرَى رَاعُوثُ. وَأَقَامَا هُنَاكَ نَحْوَ عَشَرِ سِنِينٍ. ٤ 4
These sons took wives from the women of Moab; the name of one was Orpah, and the name of the other was Ruth. They lived there for about ten years.
ثُمَّ مَاتَا كِلَاهُمَا مَحْلُونُ وَكِلْيُونُ، فَتُرِكَتِ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ مِنِ ٱبْنَيْهَا وَمِنْ رَجُلِهَا. ٥ 5
Then both Mahlon and Kilion died, leaving Naomi without her husband and without her two children.
فَقَامَتْ هِيَ وَكَنَّتَاهَا وَرَجَعَتْ مِنْ بِلَادِ مُوآبَ، لِأَنَّهَا سَمِعَتْ فِي بِلَادِ مُوآبَ أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَدِ ٱفْتَقَدَ شَعْبَهُ لِيُعْطِيَهُمْ خُبْزًا. ٦ 6
Then Naomi decided to leave Moab with her daughters-in-law and return to Judah because she had heard in the region of Moab that Yahweh had helped his people in need and had given them food.
وَخَرَجَتْ مِنَ ٱلْمَكَانِ ٱلَّذِي كَانَتْ فِيهِ وَكَنَّتَاهَا مَعَهَا، وَسِرْنَ فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ لِلرُّجُوعِ إِلَى أَرْضِ يَهُوذَا. ٧ 7
So she left the place where she had been with her two daughters-in-law, and they walked down the road to return to the land of Judah.
فَقَالَتْ نُعْمِي لِكَنَّتَيْهَا: «ٱذْهَبَا ٱرْجِعَا كُلُّ وَاحِدَةٍ إِلَى بَيْتِ أُمِّهَا. وَلْيَصْنَعِ ٱلرَّبُّ مَعَكُمَا إِحْسَانًا كَمَا صَنَعْتُمَا بِٱلْمَوْتَى وَبِي. ٨ 8
Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return, each of you, to your mother's house. May Yahweh show kindness toward you, as you have shown kindness toward the dead and toward me.
وَلْيُعْطِكُمَا ٱلرَّبُّ أَنْ تَجِدَا رَاحَةً كُلُّ وَاحِدَةٍ فِي بَيْتِ رَجُلِهَا». فَقَبَّلَتْهُمَا، وَرَفَعْنَ أَصْوَاتَهُنَّ وَبَكَيْنَ. ٩ 9
May the Lord grant you that you find rest, each of you in the house of another husband.” Then she kissed them, and they raised their voices and cried.
فَقَالَتَا لَهَا: «إِنَّنَا نَرْجِعُ مَعَكِ إِلَى شَعْبِكِ». ١٠ 10
They said to her, “No! We will return with you to your people.”
فَقَالَتْ نُعْمِي: «ٱرْجِعَا يَا بِنْتَيَّ. لِمَاذَا تَذْهَبَانِ مَعِي؟ هَلْ فِي أَحْشَائِي بَنُونَ بَعْدُ حَتَّى يَكُونُوا لَكُمَا رِجَالًا؟ ١١ 11
But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters! Why will you go with me? Do I still have sons in my womb for you, so that they may become your husbands?
اِرْجِعَا يَا بِنْتَيَّ وَٱذْهَبَا لِأَنِّي قَدْ شِخْتُ عَنْ أَنْ أَكُونَ لِرَجُلٍ. وَإِنْ قُلْتُ لِي رَجَاءٌ أَيْضًا بِأَنِّي أَصِيرُ هَذِهِ ٱللَّيْلَةَ لِرَجُلٍ وَأَلِدُ بَنِينَ أَيْضًا، ١٢ 12
Turn back, my daughters, go your own way, for I am too old to have a husband. If I said, 'I hope I get a husband tonight,' and then give birth to sons,
هَلْ تَصْبِرَانِ لَهُمْ حَتَّى يَكْبُرُوا؟ هَلْ تَنْحَجِزَانِ مِنْ أَجْلِهِمْ عَنْ أَنْ تَكُونَا لِرَجُلٍ؟ لَا يَا بِنْتَيَّ. فَإِنِّي مَغْمُومَةٌ جِدًّا مِنْ أَجْلِكُمَا لِأَنَّ يَدَ ٱلرَّبِّ قَدْ خَرَجَتْ عَلَيَّ». ١٣ 13
would you therefore wait until they were grown? Would you choose not to marry a husband? No, my daughters! It is exceedingly bitter to me for your sake that the hand of Yahweh has gone out against me.”
ثُمَّ رَفَعْنَ أَصْوَاتَهُنَّ وَبَكَيْنَ أَيْضًا. فَقَبَّلَتْ عُرْفَةُ حَمَاتَهَا، وَأَمَّا رَاعُوثُ فَلَصِقَتْ بِهَا. ١٤ 14
Then her daughters-in-law lifted up their voices and cried again. Orpah kissed her mother-in-law farewell, but Ruth held on to her.
فَقَالَتْ: «هُوَذَا قَدْ رَجَعَتْ سِلْفَتُكِ إِلَى شَعْبِهَا وَآلِهَتِهَا. اِرْجِعِي أَنْتِ وَرَاءَ سِلْفَتِكِ». ١٥ 15
Naomi said, “Listen, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. Go back with your sister-in-law.”
فَقَالَتْ رَاعُوثُ: «لَا تُلِحِّي عَلَيَّ أَنْ أَتْرُكَكِ وَأَرْجِعَ عَنْكِ، لِأَنَّهُ حَيْثُمَا ذَهَبْتِ أَذْهَبُ وَحَيْثُمَا بِتِّ أَبِيتُ. شَعْبُكِ شَعْبِي وَإِلَهُكِ إِلَهِي. ١٦ 16
But Ruth said, “Do not make me go away from you, for where you go, I will go; where you stay, I will stay; your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.
حَيْثُمَا مُتِّ أَمُوتُ وَهُنَاكَ أَنْدَفِنُ. هَكَذَا يَفْعَلُ ٱلرَّبُّ بِي وَهَكَذَا يَزِيدُ. إِنَّمَا ٱلْمَوْتُ يَفْصِلُ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَكِ». ١٧ 17
Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May Yahweh punish me, and even more, if anything but death ever separates us.”
فَلَمَّا رَأَتْ أَنَّهَا مُشَدِّدَةٌ عَلَى ٱلذَّهَابِ مَعَهَا، كَفَّتْ عَنِ ٱلْكَلَامِ إِلَيْهَا. ١٨ 18
When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped arguing with her.
فَذَهَبَتَا كِلْتَاهُمَا حَتَّى دَخَلَتَا بَيْتَ لَحْمٍ. وَكَانَ عِنْدَ دُخُولِهِمَا بَيْتَ لَحْمٍ أَنَّ ٱلْمَدِينَةَ كُلَّهَا تَحَرَّكَتْ بِسَبَبِهِمَا، وَقَالُوا: «أَهَذِهِ نُعْمِي؟» ١٩ 19
So the two traveled until they came to the town of Bethlehem. It happened that when they arrived in Bethlehem, the entire town was very excited about them. The women said, “Is this Naomi?”
فَقَالَتْ لَهُمْ: «لَا تَدْعُونِي نُعْمِيَ بَلِ ٱدْعُونِي مُرَّةَ، لِأَنَّ ٱلْقَدِيرَ قَدْ أَمَرَّنِي جِدًّا. ٢٠ 20
But she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi. Call me Bitter, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
إِنِّي ذَهَبْتُ مُمْتَلِئَةً وَأَرْجَعَنِيَ ٱلرَّبُّ فَارِغَةً. لِمَاذَا تَدْعُونَنِي نُعْمِي، وَٱلرَّبُّ قَدْ أَذَلَّنِي وَٱلْقَدِيرُ قَدْ كَسَّرَنِي؟» ٢١ 21
I went out full, but Yahweh has brought me home again empty. So why do you call me Naomi, seeing Yahweh has condemned me, that the Almighty has afflicted me?”
فَرَجَعَتْ نُعْمِيَ وَرَاعُوثُ ٱلْمُوآبِيَّةُ كَنَّتُهَا مَعَهَا، ٱلَّتِي رَجَعَتْ مِنْ بِلَادِ مُوآبَ، وَدَخَلَتَا بَيْتَ لَحْمٍ فِي ٱبْتِدَاءِ حَصَادِ ٱلشَّعِيرِ. ٢٢ 22
So Naomi and Ruth the Moabite woman, her daughter-in-law, returned from the country of Moab. They came to Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest.