Ruth 1:17

“Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Where thou diest, wil I die, and there will I bee buried: the Lord doe so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the LORD do to me, and worse, if {anything but} death parts you and me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: Jehovah do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wherever death comes to you, death will come to me, and there will be my last resting-place; the Lord do so to me and more if we are parted by anything but death.
- Basic English Bible

where thou diest will I die, and there will I be buried. Jehovah do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part me and thee!
- Darby Bible

Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if aught but death shall part thee and me.
- Webster's Bible

where you die, will I die, and there will I be buried. Yahweh do so to me, and more also, if anything but death part you and me."
- World English Bible

Where thou diest I die, and there I am buried; thus doth Jehovah to me, and thus doth He add -- for death itself doth part between me and thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried; the LORD do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:17


1:17 There will I be buried - Not desiring to have so much as her dead body carried back into the land of Moab: but Naomi and she having joined souls, she desires they may mingle dust, in hopes of rising together, and remaining together for ever.


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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