Ruth: The Grandmother of the Prophet David in Riffi Tamazight (Tarifit)

Listen to this story about the life of Ruth, the grandmother of the prophet David from the Book of Ruth translated into the Riffi Tamazight language of Morocco (Tarifit).

Here is a passage from the book where Ruth must decide if she will leave her home country and family and travel with her mother-in-law Naomi back to Bethlehem in a country far away, from chapter 1:15-19: And she [Naomi] said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.”

But Ruth said,

“Do not urge me to leave you
or to return from following you.
For where you go I will go,
and where you lodge I will lodge.
Your people shall be my people,
and your God my God.
Where you die I will die,
and there will I be buried.
May the LORD do so to me and more also
if anything but death parts me from you.”

And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more. So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem...
(ESV 2001)


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