Ruth 1:14

“And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they lift vp their voyce, and wept againe: and Orpah kissed her mother in law, but Ruth claue vnto her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clave unto her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then again they were weeping; and Orpah gave her mother-in-law a kiss, but Ruth would not be parted from her.
- Basic English Bible

And they lifted up their voice and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clave to her.
- Darby Bible

And they lifted up their voice, and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law; but Ruth cleaved to her.
- Webster's Bible

They lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth joined with her.
- World English Bible

And they lift up their voice, and weep again, and Orpah kisseth her mother-in-law, and Ruth hath cleaved to her.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they lifted up their voice, and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law; but Ruth cleaved unto her.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:14


1:14 Kissed - Departed from her with a kiss. Bade her farewell for ever. She loved Naomi, but she did not love her so well, as to quit her country for her sake. Thus many have a value for Christ, and yet come short of salvation by him, because they cannot find in their hearts, to forsake other things for him. They love him, and yet leave him, because they do not love him enough, but love other things better.


Discussion for Ruth 1

  • Juanita Collins
    I think Ruth.wasa good daughter in law
    She love ,mother in law.she didn't want to leave her alone,she love her like a mother
    In these day ,the daughter in law
    Wouldn't care nothing about their mother in laws they would be looking for to marry someone else
  • Anele
    For me Naomi was representing God and Ruth the church
  • Jay
    Ruth was a woman of dedication, faith, and love. In her action toward Naomi, she is showing Jesus words that he will never leave or forsake us. When it seem to Naomi that there was nothing left, ruth step up by the grace of God showing that her love extends to death.
  • CRYSTAL
    Ruth showed a sence of responseability of having a family . She knew family should bond together in good time s or bad, supporting each other to make it better.
  • Christine Awah
    Ruth could be considered as one with unconditional love. Following a mother in law after the death of your husband is not common. She might have also heard about the greatness of the God of her late husband and would prefer to belong to that God instead of those in Moab.
  • Marlene
    I think Ruth was a loveing kind hearted women who loved her mother in law just like she was her own.Mother

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