Ruth 1:18

“When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When shee sawe that shee was stedfastly minded to goe with her, then shee left speaking vnto her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, she left off speaking unto her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when she saw that Ruth was strong in her purpose to go with her she said no more.
- Basic English Bible

And when she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, she left off speaking to her.
- Darby Bible

When she saw that she was steadfastly resolved to go with her, then she left speaking to her.
- Webster's Bible

When she saw that she was steadfastly minded to go with her, she left off speaking to her.
- World English Bible

And she seeth that she is strengthening herself to go with her, and she ceaseth to speak unto her;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, she left off speaking unto her.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:18


1:18 Left speaking unto her - See the power of resolution! Those who are half - resolved, are like a door a - jar, which invites a thief. But resolution shuts and bolts he door, and then the devil flees from us.


Discussion for Ruth 1

  • Pio Buisena Rova
    I think Ruth was a good and faithful full woman that relied and put her belief and faith in God.
  • 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.

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