complete verse (Ruth 3:14 - 3:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ruth 3:14-15:

  • Noongar: “So Ruth lay beside Boaz’ feet until sunrise. Ruth got up before people could see her. Boaz said to her, ‘People must not know you came to this place.’ Then Boaz said, ‘Give me your shawl.’ Ruth gave him her shawl. Boaz poured six dishes of wheat into the shawl, and lifted the wheat onto Ruth’s back. Then Boaz went home to Bethlehem.” (Source: Bardip Ruth-Ang 2020)
  • Eastern Bru: “Then Ruth slept near to Boaz’s feet until morning. She rose very early while it was still dark, before anyone could recognize anyone. And Boaz told Ruth: ‘Don’t let anyone know you have come to my rice floor here.’ And Boaz said: ‘You take the cloth you are wearing and bring it here.’ When Ruth brought the cloth, Boaz measured into it six measures of grain and helped her put it on her shoulder. After that Ruth took the grain and went back to the town.” (Source: Bru Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “So Ruth slept at the feet-side of Boaz until morning, but (while it was) still a-bit-dark Ruth got-up so-that she would- not -be-recognized, because Boaz does- not -want that someone-will-know that Ruth came to him there at the place-of-threshing. Boaz said to Ruth, ‘Bring here to me the cloak-for-the-back/cape you(sg) are-wearing and spread-it-out.’ Ruth spread- it -out, and then Boaz poured-into-it about six kilos of barley and had- Ruth -carry-(it)-on-(her)-shoulder. And Ruth returned to town.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So she lay at his feet until morning. But she got up and left before it was light enough that people would be able to recognize her, because Boaz said, ‘I do not want anyone to know that a woman was here.’ He also said to her, ‘Bring to me your cloak and spread it out.’ When she did that, he poured into it six measures/24 liters/50 pounds of barley, and put in on her back. Then he (OR, she) went back to the town.” (Source: Translation for Translators)