Ruth 1:1 And it came to be, in the days when the rulers ruled, that there was a scarcity of food in the land. And a man from Biyth Lacham, Yahudah, went to sojourn in the fields of Mu'ab, he and his wife and his two sons.
Ruth 1:2 And the name of the man was Aliymalak, and the name of his wife was Na'aumiy, and the names of his two sons were Machlun and Kaliyun – Aphrathiym of Biyth Lacham, Yahudah. And they went to the fields of Mu'ab and came to be there.
Ruth 1:3 And Aliymalak, husband of Na'aumiy, died. And she was left with her two sons.
Ruth 1:4 And they took wives of the women of Mu'ab, the name of the one was Aurphah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years.
Ruth 1:5 And Machlun and Kaliyun also died, both of them, so the woman was bereaved of her two sons and of her husband.
Ruth 1:6 And she rose up, with her daughters-in-law, and returned from the fields of Mu'ab, for she had heard in the fields of Mu'ab that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had visited His people in giving them bread.
Ruth 1:7 And she left the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her. And they went on the way to return to the land of Yahudah.
Ruth 1:8 And Na'aumiy said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each to her mother’s house. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 show kindness to you, as you have shown to the dead and to me.
Ruth 1:9 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 grant that you find rest, each in the house of her husband.” Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept.
Ruth 1:10 And they said to her, “No, we shall go back with you to your people.”
Ruth 1:11 But Na'aumiy said, “Go back, my daughters, why go with me? Have I still sons in my womb, that they should become your husbands?
Ruth 1:12 “Go back, my daughters, go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have expectancy, even if I should have a husband tonight and should also bear sons,
Ruth 1:13 would you wait for them till they were grown? Would you shut yourselves up, not to have a husband? No, my daughters, for it is much more bitter for me than for you, because the hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has gone out against me!”
Ruth 1:14 And they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Aurphah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.
Ruth 1:15 And she said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her mighty ones. Go back, follow your sister-in-law.”
Ruth 1:16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you, or to go back from following after you. For wherever you go, I go; and wherever you stop over, I stop over. Your people is my people, and your Alahiym is my Alahiym.
Ruth 1:17 “Where you die, I die, and there I shall be buried. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 do so to me, and more also – for death itself parts you and me.”
Ruth 1:18 And when she saw that she was strengthening herself to go with her, she ceased to speak to her.
Ruth 1:19 And both of them went until they came to Biyth Lacham. And it came to be, when they had come to Biyth Lacham, that all the city was moved because of them, and they said, “Is this Na'aumiy?”
Ruth 1:20 And she said to them, “Do not call me Na'aumiy, call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
Ruth 1:21 “I went out filled, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Na'aumiy, since 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has witnessed against me, and the Almighty has done evil to me?”
Ruth 1:22 Thus Na'aumiy returned, and Ruth the Mu'abiyah her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the fields of Mu'ab, and they came to Biyth Lacham at the beginning of barley harvest.
Ruth 2:1 And Na'aumiy had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of great wealth, of the clan of Aliymalak, and his name was Ba'auz.
Ruth 2:2 And Ruth, the Mu'abiyah, said to Na'aumiy, “Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose eyes I find favor.” So she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”
Ruth 2:3 And she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. As it turned out, she came to the part of the field belonging to Ba'auz, the near relative of Aliymalak.
Ruth 2:4 And see, Ba'auz had come from Biyth Lacham, and said to the reapers, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 be with you!” And they answered him, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 bless you!”
Ruth 2:5 And Ba'auz said to his servant who was appointed over the reapers, “Whose young woman is this?”
Ruth 2:6 So the servant who was appointed over the reapers answered and said, “It is the young Mu'abiyah woman who came back with Na'aumiy from the fields of Mu'ab,
Ruth 2:7 and she said, ‘Please let me glean, and gather among the sheaves behind the reapers.’ And she came and has remained from morning until now – she sat a little in the house.”
Ruth 2:8 And Ba'auz said to Ruth, “You have heard, have you not, my daughter? Do not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close to my young women.
Ruth 2:9 “Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and you shall go after them. Have I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn.”
Ruth 2:10 And she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, seeing I am a foreigner?”
Ruth 2:11 And Ba'auz answered and said to her, “I have been told all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before.
Ruth 2:12 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 repay your work, and your reward is complete from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.”
Ruth 2:13 And she said, “Let me find favor in your eyes, my master, because you have comforted me, and have spoken to the heart of your female servant, though I am not like one of your female servants.”
Ruth 2:14 And Ba'auz said to her, “Come here at mealtime. Then you shall eat of the bread and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar.” And she sat beside the reapers, and he passed roasted grain to her. And she ate and was satisfied, and had left over.
Ruth 2:15 And she rose up to glean, and Ba'auz commanded his young men, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not embarrass her.
Ruth 2:16 “Rather, draw out from the bundles for her, and leave it for her to glean, and do not restrain her.”
Ruth 2:17 And she gleaned in the field until evening, and beat out that which she had gleaned, and it was about an aiphah of barley.
Ruth 2:18 And she took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. And she brought out and gave to her what she had left over after she was satisfied.
Ruth 2:19 Then her mother-in-law asked her, “Where have you gleaned today? And where did you work? Blessed be the one who took notice of you.” And she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, “The name of the man I worked today with is Ba'auz.”
Ruth 2:20 And Na'aumiy said to her daughter-in-law, “Blessed be he of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead!” And Na'aumiy said to her, “The man is a relative of ours, one of our redeemers.”
Ruth 2:21 And Ruth the Mu'abiyah said, “He also said to me, ‘Stay close to my young people until they have completed all my harvest.’ ”
Ruth 2:22 And Na'aumiy said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, and that they do not meet you in any other field.”
Ruth 2:23 And she stayed close by the young women of Ba'auz to glean, till the completion of barley harvest and wheat harvest, but she dwelt with her mother-in-law.
Ruth 3:1 And Na'aumiy her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, so that it is well with you?
Ruth 3:2 “And now, is not Ba'auz, with whose young women you have been, our relative? See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing-floor.
Ruth 3:3 “And, you shall bathe and anoint yourself, and put your garments on and go down to the threshing-floor. Do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.
Ruth 3:4 “And it shall be, when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies, and shall go in and uncover his feet, and lie down. And let him make known to you what you should do.”
Ruth 3:5 And she said to her, “All that you say to me, I do.”
Ruth 3:6 And she went down to the threshing-floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law instructed her.
Ruth 3:7 And Ba'auz ate and drank, and his heart was glad, and he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. And she came softly and uncovered his feet, and lay down.
Ruth 3:8 And it came to be at midnight that the man was startled, and turned himself, and saw a woman lying at his feet!
Ruth 3:9 And he said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth, your female servant. Now you shall spread your covering over your female servant – for you are a redeemer.”
Ruth 3:10 And he said, “Blessed are you of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, my daughter! For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, not to go after young men, whether poor or rich.
Ruth 3:11 “And now, my daughter, do not fear. All that you say I do for you, for all the people of my town know that you are a capable woman.
Ruth 3:12 “And now, it is true that I am your redeemer. However, there is a redeemer nearer than I.
Ruth 3:13 “Stop over tonight, and in the morning it shall be that if he does redeem you, good – let him do it. But if he is not pleased to redeem you, then I shall redeem you, as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives! Lie down until morning.”
Ruth 3:14 And she lay at his feet until morning, and she arose before one could recognize another. And he said, “Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing-floor.”
Ruth 3:15 And he said, “Bring the shawl that is on you and hold it.” So she held it and he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her. And she went into the city.
Ruth 3:16 And when she came to her mother-in-law, she said, “Is that you, my daughter?” And she explained to her all that the man had done for her.
Ruth 3:17 And she said, “He gave me these six measures of barley, for he said to me, ‘Do not go empty-handed to your mother-in-law.’ ”
Ruth 3:18 And she said, “Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter falls, for the man is not going to rest until he has completed the matter this day.”
Ruth 4:1 And Ba'auz went up to the gate and sat down there. And see, the redeemer of whom Ba'auz had spoken came by. And Ba'auz said, “Turn aside, So-and-so, sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down.
Ruth 4:2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, “Sit down here.” So they sat down.
Ruth 4:3 He then said to the redeemer, “Na'aumiy, who has come back from the fields of Mu'ab, sold the piece of land which belonged to our brother Aliymalak.
Ruth 4:4 “And I thought that I should disclose it to you, saying, ‘Buy it back in the presence of the inhabitants and the elders of my people. If you do redeem it, redeem it. But if you do not redeem it, inform me, so that I know. For there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am next after you.’ ” And he said, “I redeem it.”
Ruth 4:5 And Ba'auz said, “On the day you buy the field from the hand of Na'aumiy, you shall also acquire Ruth the Mu'abiyah, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance.”
Ruth 4:6 And the redeemer said, “I am not able to redeem it for myself, lest I ruin my own inheritance. Redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I am not able to redeem it.”
Ruth 4:7 And this was formerly done in Yashara'Al concerning redeeming and exchanging, to confirm every word: one man took off his sandal and gave it to the other, and this was a witness in Yashara'Al.
Ruth 4:8 So the redeemer said to Ba'auz, “Buy it for yourself.” Then he took off his sandal.
Ruth 4:9 And Ba'auz said to the elders and to all the people, “You are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Aliymalak’s, and all that was Kaliyun’s and Machlun’s, from the hand of Na'aumiy.
Ruth 4:10 “And also, Ruth the Mu'abiyah, the wife of Machlun, I have acquired as my wife, to raise up the name of the dead on his inheritance, so that the name of the dead should not be cut off from among his brothers and from the gate of his place. You are witnesses today.”
Ruth 4:11 And all the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, “Witnesses! 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 make the woman who is coming to your house as Rachal and as La'ah, the two who built the house of Yashara'Al. And prove your worth in Aphrathah and proclaim the Name in Biyth Lacham.
Ruth 4:12 “And let your house be like the house of Pharats, whom Thamar bore to Yahudah, of the seed which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does give you from this young woman.”
Ruth 4:13 And Ba'auz took Ruth and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 granted her conception, and she bore a son.
Ruth 4:14 And the women said to Na'aumiy, “Blessed be 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who has not left you this day without a redeemer. And let his Name be proclaimed in Yashara'Al!
Ruth 4:15 “And he shall be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him.”
Ruth 4:16 And Na'aumiy took the child and laid him on her bosom, and became a nurse to him.
Ruth 4:17 And the women, her neighbors, gave him a name, saying, “There is a son born to Na'aumiy.” And they called his name Au'ubad. He was the father of Yashiy, the father of Dud.
Ruth 4:18 And this is the genealogy of Pharats: Pharats brought forth Chatsrun.
Ruth 4:19 And Chatsrun brought forth Ram, and Ram brought forth Auminadab.
Ruth 4:20 And Auminadab brought forth Nachshun, and Nachshun brought forth Shalamah.
Ruth 4:21 And Shalamah brought forth Ba'auz, and Ba'auz brought forth Au'ubad.
Ruth 4:22 And Au'bad brought forth Yashiy, and Yashiy brought forth Dud.