complete verse (Ruth 2:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ruth 2:14:

  • Noongar: “When the people were eating, Boaz said to Ruth, ‘Come here. Eat, and dip your bread in the vinegar.’ So Ruth sat by the wheat workers and Boaz handed her the bread the workers had cooked. She ate well, belly full, and some bread was left over.” (Source: Bardip Ruth-Ang 2020)
  • Eastern Bru: “When they were eating, Boaz said to Ruth: ‘You take rice/bread and dip it into the sauce here.’ So Ruth ate and was filled, an she kept back some of it.” (Source: Bru Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “When (it was) now time to eat, Boaz said to Ruth, ‘Come, you(sg) get some food and dip (it) in the vinegar.’ Therefore Ruth sat-down together with the harvesters, and Boaz handed her some roasted grain. She ate until she was full, and she still had some-left-over.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “At mealtime, Boaz said to her, ‘Come over here. Take some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar and eat it.’ Then when she sat down with the men who had been harvesting, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all the grain she wanted, and had some left over.’” (Source: Translation for Translators)