Ruth 1:5

“And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them, and the woman was left of her two sonnes, and her husband.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died, and the woman was bereft of her two children and her husband.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mahlon and Chilion died both of them; and the woman was left of her two children and of her husband.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Mahlon and Chilion came to their end; and the woman was without her two sons and her husband.
- Basic English Bible

And Mahlon and Chilion died also, both of them; and the woman was left of her two children and of her husband.
- Darby Bible

And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left by her two sons and her husband.
- Webster's Bible

Mahlon and Chilion both died, and the woman was bereaved of her two children and of her husband.
- World English Bible

And they die also, both of them -- Mahlon and Chilion -- and the woman is left of her two children and of her husband.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Mahlon and Chilion died both of them; and the woman was left of her two children and of her husband.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:5


1:5 Was left of her two sons, and her husband - Loss of children and widowhood are both come upon her. By whom shall she be comforted? It is God alone that is able to comfort those who are thus cast down.


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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