Ruth 1:5

“And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them, and the woman was left of her two sonnes, and her husband.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died, and the woman was bereft of her two children and her husband.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Mahlon and Chilion died both of them; and the woman was left of her two children and of her husband.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Mahlon and Chilion came to their end; and the woman was without her two sons and her husband.
- Basic English Bible

And Mahlon and Chilion died also, both of them; and the woman was left of her two children and of her husband.
- Darby Bible

And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left by her two sons and her husband.
- Webster's Bible

Mahlon and Chilion both died, and the woman was bereaved of her two children and of her husband.
- World English Bible

And they die also, both of them -- Mahlon and Chilion -- and the woman is left of her two children and of her husband.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Mahlon and Chilion died both of them; and the woman was left of her two children and of her husband.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:5


1:5 Was left of her two sons, and her husband - Loss of children and widowhood are both come upon her. By whom shall she be comforted? It is God alone that is able to comfort those who are thus cast down.


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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