وَقَالَتْ لَهَا نُعْمِي حَمَاتُهَا: «يَابِنْتِي أَلَا أَلْتَمِسُ لَكِ رَاحَةً لِيَكُونَ لَكِ خَيْرٌ؟١1
One day, Naomi said to Ruth, “My daughter, should I not seek to secure a home for you where you will be happy and prosperous?
فَٱلْآنَ أَلَيْسَ بُوعَزُ ذَا قَرَابَةٍ لَنَا، ٱلَّذِي كُنْتِ مَعَ فَتَيَاتِهِ؟ هَا هُوَ يُذَرِّي بَيْدَرَ ٱلشَّعِيرِ ٱللَّيْلَةَ.٢2
Is not Boaz, with whose girls you have been, a relative of ours?
فَٱغْتَسِلِي وَتَدَهَّنِي وَٱلْبَسِي ثِيَابَكِ وَٱنْزِلِي إِلَى ٱلْبَيْدَرِ، وَلَكِنْ لَا تُعْرَفِي عِنْدَ ٱلرَّجُلِ حَتَّى يَفْرَغَ مِنَ ٱلْأَكْلِ وَٱلشُّرْبِ.٣3
Tonight he is going to winnow barley on the threshing-floor. So bathe and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing-floor. But do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.
وَمَتَى ٱضْطَجَعَ فَٱعْلَمِي ٱلْمَكَانَ ٱلَّذِي يَضْطَجِعُ فِيهِ، وَٱدْخُلِي وَٱكْشِفِي نَاحِيَةَ رِجْلَيْهِ وَٱضْطَجِعِي، وَهُوَ يُخْبِرُكِ بِمَا تَعْمَلِينَ».٤4
Then when he lies down, mark the place where he lies. Go in, uncover his feet, lie down, and then he will tell you what to do.”
فَقَالَتْ لَهَا: «كُلَّ مَا قُلْتِ أَصْنَعُ».٥5
“I will do as you say.” Ruth said to her.
فَنَزَلَتْ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْدَرِ وَعَمِلَتْ حَسَبَ كُلِّ مَا أَمَرَتْهَا بِهِ حَمَاتُهَا.٦6
So she went down to the threshing-floor and did just as her mother-in-law told her.
فَأَكَلَ بُوعَزُ وَشَرِبَ وَطَابَ قَلْبُهُ وَدَخَلَ لِيَضْطَجِعَ فِي طَرَفِ ٱلْعَرَمَةِ. فَدَخَلَتْ سِرًّا وَكَشَفَتْ نَاحِيَةَ رِجْلَيْهِ وَٱضْطَجَعَتْ.٧7
When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in a happy mood, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then Ruth came quietly and uncovered his feet and lay down.
وَكَانَ عِنْدَ ٱنْتِصَافِ ٱللَّيْلِ أَنَّ ٱلرَّجُلَ ٱضْطَرَبَ، وَٱلْتَفَتَ وَإِذَا بِٱمْرَأَةٍ مُضْطَجِعَةٍ عِنْدَ رِجْلَيْهِ.٨8
At midnight the man was startled and turned over, and there was a woman lying at his feet!
فَقَالَ: «مَنْ أَنْتِ؟» فَقَالَتْ: «أَنَا رَاعُوثُ أَمَتُكَ. فَٱبْسُطْ ذَيْلَ ثَوْبِكَ عَلَى أَمَتِكَ لِأَنَّكَ وَلِيٌّ».٩9
“Who are you?” he said. “I am Ruth your servant.” she answered, “Spread your cloak over your servant, for you are a near relative.”
فَقَالَ: «إِنَّكِ مُبَارَكَةٌ مِنَ ٱلرَّبِّ يَابِنْتِي لِأَنَّكِ قَدْ أَحْسَنْتِ مَعْرُوفَكِ فِي ٱلْأَخِيرِ أَكْثَرَ مِنَ ٱلْأَوَّلِ، إِذْ لَمْ تَسْعَيْ وَرَاءَ ٱلشُّبَّانِ، فُقَرَاءَ كَانُوا أَوْ أَغْنِيَاءَ.١٠10
He said, “May you be blest by the Lord, my daughter. You have shown me greater favour now than at first, for you have not followed young men, whether poor or rich.
وَٱلْآنَ يَابِنْتِي لَا تَخَافِي. كُلُّ مَا تَقُولِينَ أَفْعَلُ لَكِ، لِأَنَّ جَمِيعَ أَبْوَابِ شَعْبِي تَعْلَمُ أَنَّكِ ٱمْرَأَةٌ فَاضِلَةٌ.١١11
My daughter, have no fear; I will do for you all that you ask; for the whole town knows that you are a virtuous woman.
وَٱلْآنَ صَحِيحٌ أَنِّي وَلِيٌّ، وَلَكِنْ يُوجَدُ وَلِيٌّ أَقْرَبُ مِنِّي.١٢12
Now it is true that I am a near relative, but there is another man nearer than I.
بِيتِي ٱللَّيْلَةَ، وَيَكُونُ فِي ٱلصَّبَاحِ أَنَّهُ إِنْ قَضَى لَكِ حَقَّ ٱلْوَلِيِّ فَحَسَنًا. لِيَقْضِ. وَإِنْ لَمْ يَشَأْ أَنْ يَقْضِيَ لَكِ حَقَّ ٱلْوَلِيِّ، فَأَنَا أَقْضِي لَكِ. حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ. اِضْطَجِعِي إِلَى ٱلصَّبَاحِ».١٣13
Stay here tonight, and then in the morning, if he will perform for you the duty of a kinsman, well, let him do it. But if he will not perform for you the duty of a kinsman, then as surely as the Lord lives, I will do it for you. Lie down until morning.”
فَٱضْطَجَعَتْ عِنْدَ رِجْلَيْهِ إِلَى ٱلصَّبَاحِ. ثُمَّ قَامَتْ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَقْدِرَ ٱلْوَاحِدُ عَلَى مَعْرِفَةِ صَاحِبِهِ. وَقَالَ: «لَا يُعْلَمْ أَنَّ ٱلْمَرْأَةَ جَاءَتْ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْدَرِ».١٤14
So she lay at his feet until morning, but rose before anyone could recognise her, for Boaz said, “No one must know that a woman came to the threshing-floor.”
ثُمَّ قَالَ: «هَاتِي ٱلرِّدَاءَ ٱلَّذِي عَلَيْكِ وَأَمْسِكِيهِ». فَأَمْسَكَتْهُ، فَٱكْتَالَ سِتَّةً مِنَ ٱلشَّعِيرِ وَوَضَعَهَا عَلَيْهَا، ثُمَّ دَخَلَتَ ٱلْمَدِينَةَ.١٥15
He also said, “Bring the cloak which you have on and hold it.” So she held it while he poured into it six measures of barley and laid it on her shoulders. Then he went into the city.
فَجَاءَتْ إِلَى حَمَاتِهَا فَقَالَتْ: «مَنْ أَنْتِ يَابِنْتِي؟». فَأَخْبَرَتْهَا بِكُلِّ مَا فَعَلَ لَهَا ٱلرَّجُلُ.١٦16
When Ruth came to her mother-in-law, Naomi asked, “Is it you, my daughter?” Then Ruth told Naomi all that the man had done for her.
وَقَالَتْ: «هَذِهِ ٱلسِّتَّةَ مِنَ ٱلشَّعِيرِ أَعْطَانِي، لِأَنَّهُ قَالَ: لَا تَجِيئِي فَارِغَةً إِلَى حَمَاتِكِ».١٧17
“He gave me these six measures of barley,” she said, “for he said I should not go to my mother-in-law empty-handed.”
فَقَالَتِ: «ٱجْلِسِي يَابِنْتِي حَتَّى تَعْلَمِي كَيْفَ يَقَعُ ٱلْأَمْرُ، لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّجُلَ لَا يَهْدَأُ حَتَّى يُتَمِّمَ ٱلْأَمْرَ ٱلْيَوْمَ».١٨18
“Wait quietly, my daughter.” Naomi said, “Until you know how the affair will turn out, for the man will not rest unless he settles it all today.”