Ruth 1:4

“And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they tooke them wiues of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten yeeres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They took for themselves Moabite women {as} wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. And they lived there about ten years.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelt there about ten years.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they took two women of Moab as their wives: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth; and they went on living there for about ten years.
- Basic English Bible

And they took them Moabitish wives; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the second Ruth: and they abode there about ten years.
- Darby Bible

And they took to themselves wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelt there about ten years.
- Webster's Bible

They took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they lived there about ten years.
- World English Bible

and they take to them wives, Moabitesses: the name of the one [is] Orpah, and the name of the second Ruth; and they dwell there about ten years.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they took them wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth; and they dwelt there about ten years.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:4


1:4 Took wives - Either these were Proselytes when they married them, or they sinned in marrying them, and therefore were punished with short life, and want of issue.


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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