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

  • 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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