Ruth 1:15

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Amanda Jane Via
    Great four chapters! Book of Ruth is a wonderful story . Grace and a virtuous woman go hand in hand.
  • Marsha
    I believe that Naomi life was a good example and she loved her son's wives she also loved God and God did not let Ruth be a long and ruth was her blessing from God they developed a mother and daughter relation
  • Shannon R. Gray
    Ruth was a God fearing woman which produced a great love for her family and loved one's. Immaculate love.
  • Winnie njue
    Ruth has that strong faith and Naomi is a woman who will not want to see her daughter inlaw suffer windowhood like she has so sets them free because they are still young.very wise and loving mother
  • Rosalind
    Ruth was a Loyal Woman of GOD. She was Blessed, and had Strong Faith In GOD.
  • Kabah Lambert
    Ruth had a FAITH, that impressed her to desire as Qualified to be part of God's People. She persisted!

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