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

  • A disciple
    The Story of Ruth is one of the sweetest and most touching stories in the Bible. When we read it, and picture the kind of world that was in their little community; the goodness and wholesome simplicity is like a glimpse into the time to come when Jesus and His Saints are ruling the world. Though it so warms my heart on the one hand it makes me so sad for how it is today among so-called Christians.
  • BSP
    Verse 14: Ruth showed loyalty by sticking with her mother-in-law through good times and bad times. We do well to imitate her loyalty.
  • Victoria Asiedu
    Ruth determination ended her a great family. She believed in God and shown much love for her in-law which later resulted her into that marriage of Boaz; hardworking, obedient, love, knowledgeable led to her great family
  • Anne
    This chapter is about decision. Ruth chose to stay with Naomi and to worship her God.
  • Irene123
    There is another 'back' story to "Ruth'. Had Elimelech stayed for 10 yrs. in Bethlehem, they would have been alright. But, God was moving the 'pieces' of Jesus birth into place. Everything that happens, God is there. God knows what each of us will do in a certain situation - and His will will be done. Nor can we say what God's plan 'b' would have been; with God - there is no 'plan B'. 'A' works!!
  • Barbara Pierce
    Ruth showed the agape love that we should have! Even in sorrow she kept the love and acted upon it. She loved Naomi and was willing to give her life to go with her.

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