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

  • 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.
  • Henrietta Okyere
    This book tell us to have faith and also determination no matter who and where you from Ruth demonstrated faith and through that the fulfilment of GOD came.
  • 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.

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