Ruth 1:18

“When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When shee sawe that shee was stedfastly minded to goe with her, then shee left speaking vnto her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, she left off speaking unto her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when she saw that Ruth was strong in her purpose to go with her she said no more.
- Basic English Bible

And when she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, she left off speaking to her.
- Darby Bible

When she saw that she was steadfastly resolved to go with her, then she left speaking to her.
- Webster's Bible

When she saw that she was steadfastly minded to go with her, she left off speaking to her.
- World English Bible

And she seeth that she is strengthening herself to go with her, and she ceaseth to speak unto her;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, she left off speaking unto her.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:18


1:18 Left speaking unto her - See the power of resolution! Those who are half - resolved, are like a door a - jar, which invites a thief. But resolution shuts and bolts he door, and then the devil flees from us.


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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