complete verse (Ruth 3:6 - 3:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ruth 3:6-9:

  • Noongar: “So Ruth went to the threshing floor and she did everything her mother-in-law said. After Boaz ate and drank, and he was feeling happy, he lay down beside the pile of wheat. Ruth crept to him, uncovered his feet, and lay down. In the dark of the night, Boaz was startled. He rolled over and saw a woman lying near his feet. He asked, ‘Who are you?’ The woman replied, ‘I am Ruth, your worker. Cover your worker with your cloak, be- cause you are my right-way man.’” (Source: Bardip Ruth-Ang 2020)
  • Eastern Bru: “Then Ruth went to the place where they were threshing grain, and she obeyed all the words her mother-in-law told her. When Boaz had eaten and drunk to his fill, his heart was very happy. Then he went to sleep in the place where the bundles of grain were. Then Ruth came to that place. She quietly lifted the blanket from Boaz’s feet. Then she slept also. In the middle of the night Boaz was startled and he sat up and looked. Then he saw a woman sleeping near his feet. Boaz asked Ruth: ‘Who are you?’ And the woman answered: ‘I am Ruth, your servant. You are of the clan of my husband, so you can take the place of my husband who is dead. If you want to take away my misfortune, I ask you to put your blanket over me as a sign that you agree with me.’” (Source: Bru Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “So she went-down to the place-of-threshing in-order to do all what her mother-in-law said to her. When Boaz had-finished eating and drinking, he felt good. He lay-down beside the pile of barley/grains in-order-to sleep. Ruth approached him quietly/slowly and lifted the blanket at his feet and layed-down there. 8In the middle of the night, Boaz woke-up, and when he stretched-(himself)-out he was surprised that there-was a woman lying at his feet. Boaz asked, ‘Who are you(sg)?’ She replied, ‘I am Ruth. I am your(sg) close relative that you(sg) should take-care-of. Now, cover me with your(sg) clothes to show that you(sg) will-marry and take-care-of me.’” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So she went down to the ground where they had threshed the barley grain. There she did everything that her mother-in-law had told her to do. When Boaz finished eating supper and drinking wine, he felt happy. Then he went over to the far end of the pile of grain. He lay down and went to sleep. Then Ruth approached him quietly. She took the blanket off his feet and lay down there. In the middle of the night, he suddenly awoke. He sat up and saw that a woman was lying at his feet. He asked her, ‘Who are you?’ She replied, ‘I am your servant, Ruth. Since you are the one who has a responsibility to take care of someone like me whose dead husband was your close relative, spread the corner of your cloak over my feet to show that you will marry me.’” (Source: Translation for Translators)