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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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Richard K Pukut's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 11/11/2014, 4:36am...

Ruth is a very incredible woman. She made the right decision by following Naomi her mother in law so that we can be saved through Jesus Christ.


Alamba's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 11/02/2014, 12:34pm...

She determined to save the leaving GOD the GOD of Israel. and she saw an excellent spirit in family she married.


Madic's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 10/22/2014, 1:03pm...

Ruth got revelation of her great future and she refused to leave her mother in law. Wise decision. We should Love God with all our heart.


Kemigisha's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 10/05/2014, 6:01am...

Ruth had positioned well and new God 's timing. In the same way let him make me understand mine.


Joyce's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 9/01/2014, 10:10pm...

incredible history maker. set a good example for us to follow.


Createams's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 8/25/2014, 1:30pm...

This book is more than just a love story Ruth is an important example of equality to always include the stranger. Ruth being a Moabitess woman a descendent and daughter of Lot and great grandmother of King David. Ruth is one of many links that unit all men in faith. As it is written in Abraham all nations and families will be blessed.


GOD\'s Word rightly divided's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 7/04/2014, 11:15am...

GOD does NOT do evil EVER!!! GOD may, because of a persons freewill, allow the adversary to wreck and ruin our lives, but HE always has a way out for us. Those of the Old Testament times knew this and when it appears they are blaming GOD for disaster they are really expressing an idiom of GOD 's permission for the evil since they knew about the devil, but didn 't fully understand the devil, his devil spirits, and his kingdom or the way he worked Jesus Christ revealed the enemy and allowed those that followed him, and us who are born again, to plainly see the adversary and his ways.


Child of GOD's Ruth Chapter 1 comment on 7/04/2014, 10:58am...

The whole subject of the Word of GOD from Genesis 3 15 to Revelation 22 21 is Jesus Christ. He is the Red Thread that binds the Word of GOD here he is portrayed as the Kinsman Redeemer. Like Boaz he is near kin to us and thru him we have redemption he pays for our redemption. Also Ruth is a love story not between Ruth and Boaz, but between Ruth and GOD. How many women would do all that her mother in law told her to do even when she knew that her mother in law was instructing her to do the best thing for herself and her future? Ruth did it because she loved GOD first and knew that her mother in law was instructing her rightly.


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