Ruth 1:15

“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.”

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Other Translations

And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.
- King James Version

Then she said, "Behold, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and her gods; return after your sister-in-law."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And she said, Behold, thy sister-in-law is gone back unto her people, and unto her god: return thou after thy sister-in-law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Naomi said, See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods: go back after your sister-in-law.
- Basic English Bible

And she said, Behold, thy sister-in-law is gone back to her people and to her gods: return after thy sister-in-law.
- Darby Bible

And she said, Behold, thy sister-in-law hath gone back to her people, and to her gods: return thou after thy sister-in-law.
- Webster's Bible

She said, "Behold, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people, and to her god. Follow your sister-in-law."
- World English Bible

And she saith, `Lo, thy sister-in-law hath turned back unto her people, and unto her god, turn thou back after thy sister-in-law.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And she said: 'Behold, thy sister-in-law is gone back unto her people, and unto her god; return thou after thy sister-in-law.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:15


1:15 To her gods - Those that forsake the communion of saints, will certainly break off their communion with God. This she saith, to try Ruth's sincerity and constancy, and that she might intimate to her, that if she went with her, she must embrace the true religion.


Discussion for Ruth 1

  • Obbie Beal
    we can learn a lot from Ruth, because any minute of the hour the norms-of-life can occur in my or your life as it did with Ruth, there is the drought economic failure having to relocate deaths older plus single all these and more can come upon me and you unexpectedly. Never-the-less if we are Rightly rooted in Jehovah GOD, especially through JESUS, we shall be able to endure.
  • Erma
    I didn't know that i had this on my pad. I need a pad to keep memo on
  • Modupeola
    Ruth was unknowingly following God' plan and purpose of God for her life. It all falls down to Divine Direction
  • James K
    Ruth, women country of Moab: she is King David Grand mom, if so them down the line king David is also Jesus grandfather then Jesus was half Jew and Moab.
  • Jim bob-joe
    this is encouraging and good
  • Anne
    Naomi said to call her 'mara' because of the affliction she had to endure in Moab. She believed God had afflicted her and decided to return home to her people and away from the idolatry of Moab.

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