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1 Nowe it came to passe in the dayes when þe Iudges ruled, that there was a famine in the land: and a certaine man of Bethlehem Iudah, went to soiourne in the countrey of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sonnes.

2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife, Naomi, and the name of his two sonnes, Mahlon, and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem Iudah: and they came into the countrey of Moab, and continued there.

3 And Elimelech Naomies husband died, and shee was left, and her two sonnes;

4 And they tooke them wiues of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten yeeres.

5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them, and the woman was left of her two sonnes, and her husband.

6 Then shee arose with her daughters in law, that shee might returne from the countrey of Moab: for shee had heard in the countrey of Moab, how that the Lord had visited his people, in giuing them bread.

7 Wherefore she went foorth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her: and they went on the way to returne vnto the land of Iudah.

8 Aud Naomi said vnto her two daughters in law, Goe, returne each to her mothers house: the Lord deale kindly with you, as ye haue dealt with the dead, and with me.

9 The Lord graunt you, that you may finde rest each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them, and they lift vp their voyce and wept.

10 And they said vnto her, Surely wee will returne with thee, vnto thy people.

11 And Naomi said, Turne againe, my daughters: why will you goe with mee? Are there yet any moe sonnes in my wombe, that they may be your husbands?

12 Turne againe, my daughters, go your way, for I am too old to haue an husband: if I should say, I haue hope, if I should haue a husband also to night, and should also beare sonnes:

13 Would ye tary for them till they were growen? would ye stay for them from hauing husbands? nay my daughters: for it grieueth me much for your sakes, that the hand of the Lord is gone out against me.

14 And they lift vp their voyce, and wept againe: and Orpah kissed her mother in law, but Ruth claue vnto her.

15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone backe vnto her people, and vnto her gods: returne thou after thy sister in law.

16 And Ruth said, Intreate mee not to leaue thee, or to returne from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will goe; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

17 Where thou diest, wil I die, and there will I bee buried: the Lord doe so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

18 When shee sawe that shee was stedfastly minded to goe with her, then shee left speaking vnto her.

19 So they two went vntill they came to Bethlehem: And it came to passe when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the citie was mooued about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?

20 And she said vnto them, Call me not Naomi; call mee Mara: for the Almightie hath dealt very bitterly with me.

21 I went out full, and the Lord hath bought me home againe emptie: Why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitesse her daughter in law with her, which returned out of the countrey of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem, in the beginning of barley haruest.


 

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Rob's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 7/19/2015, 8:41am...

Ruth is a prophetic symbol of the church, she is the gentile bride who marries the kinsman redeemer. Just as the church is the gentile bride of Christ the redeemer. It 's more than just a great story.

 


Emirald's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 6/27/2015, 3:28pm...

Ruth is Wonderful book ever to read it. Since there was a famine in Bethlehem, Elimelech his family went to Moab. As believer never take any shade of world. Verse2 says that he continued there which believer can 't. Elimelech never understood the value of the fellowship of saints. He missed it. The consequences of his decision to move to Moab, he lost his life and sons. Its so sorrowful. Other hand though Ruth is Moabitess, she took right decision in spite of her hopeless condition. Being believer our decisions shall be as per word of god. we come to read word of god by hearing his voice every day. Knowing God 's will in believer 's life is prime.

 


Odah james's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 6/24/2015, 6:10am...

The Love of GOD in NAOMI 's life is what Ruth saw and Naomi 's life was a good exemplary life to attract Ruth, praise GOD.

 


Esther Abwa's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 6/14/2015, 12:04am...

Ruth saw the love of God in Naomi and longed for that love. Naomi 's life was exampary enough to attract Ruth to cling to her and befriend her permanently. Ruth did not reject Naomi on the basis of her age, but rather travelled with her and lived to help meet her needs. How many Christian mother in laws are so accepting of their daughters-in laws today? Prayer: Lord, please, let the beauty of Jesus Christ, his wondrous compassion and purity, be seen in me. Amen.

 


Linda's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 4/22/2015, 1:21pm...

Ruth is the perfect example of a true believer as she stood by Naomi through the toughest times unlike Orpah who left

 


Carolyn's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 4/06/2015, 3:56pm...

The story of Ruth is 1 of the most incredible story of the bible. Just goes to show you the amazing love of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I love you Jesus amen and amen praise the Lord hallelujah to the lamb.

 


Deniseann's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 2/20/2015, 3:15pm...

A perfect example of a humble heart and a willing spirit.

 


Rebecca's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 2/10/2015, 1:39am...

I love the Bible. I love the story of Ruth in the Bible.

 


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