Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

But Ruth replied:Do not persuade me to leave you
or go back and not follow you.
For wherever you go, I will go,
and wherever you live, I will live;
your people will be my people,
and your God will be my God.

New American Standard Bible

But Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.

King James Version

And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

International Standard Version

But Ruth answered, "Stop urging me to abandon you and to turn back from following you. Because wherever you go, I'll go. Wherever you live, I'll live. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God.

A Conservative Version

And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, and to return from following after thee, for where thou go, I will go, and where thou lodge, I will lodge. Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.

American Standard Version

And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, and to return from following after thee, for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God;

Amplified

And Ruth said, Urge me not to leave you or to turn back from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people and your God my God.

Bible in Basic English

But Ruth said, Give up requesting me to go away from you, or to go back without you: for where you go I will go; and where you take your rest I will take my rest; your people will be my people, and your God my God.

Darby Translation

And Ruth said, Do not intreat me to leave thee, to return from following after thee; for whither thou goest I will go, and where thou lodgest I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Ruth said, Do not intreat me to leave thee or to return from following after thee, for wherever thou goest, I will go; and wherever thou shalt lodge, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people and thy God my God.

Julia Smith Translation

And Ruth will say, Thou shalt not urge upon me to forsake thee, to turn back from after thee: for where thou shalt go, I will go; and where thou shalt lodge, I will lodge: thy people my people, and thy God my God:

King James 2000

And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge: your people shall be my people, and your God my God:

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Ruth said, "{Do not urge} me to leave you [or] to return from {following you}! For where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people [will be] my people and your God [will be] my God.

Modern King James verseion

And Ruth said, Do not beg me to leave you, to return from following after you. For where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But Ruth said, "Entreat me not to leave thee, and to return from after thee. For whither thou goest, I will go. And where thou dwellest, there I will dwell. Thy people are my people, and thy God is my God.

NET Bible

But Ruth replied, "Stop urging me to abandon you! For wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you live, I will live. Your people will become my people, and your God will become my God.

New Heart English Bible

Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you, and to return from following after you, for where you go, I will go; and where you stay, I will stay; your people shall be my people, and your God my God;

The Emphasized Bible

And Ruth said - Do not urge me to leave thee, to go back from following thee, - for, whither thou goest, I will go, and, where thou lodgest, I will lodge, thy people, shall be my people, and, thy God, my God;

Webster

And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

World English Bible

Ruth said, "Don't entreat me to leave you, and to return from following after you, for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God;

Youngs Literal Translation

And Ruth saith, 'Urge me not to leave thee -- to turn back from after thee; for whither thou goest I go, and where thou lodgest I lodge; thy people is my people, and thy God my God.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רוּת 
Ruwth 
Usage: 12

פּגע 
Paga` 
Usage: 46

me not to leave
עזב 
`azab 
Usage: 28

thee, or to return
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

I will go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

and where thou lodgest
לין לוּן 
Luwn 
Usage: 84

I will lodge
לין לוּן 
Luwn 
Usage: 84

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

shall be my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

and thy God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ruth 1:16

References

Hastings

Images Ruth 1:16

Prayers for Ruth 1:16

Context Readings

Naomi Returns With Ruth

15 Naomi said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her god. Follow your sister-in-law.” 16 But Ruth replied:Do not persuade me to leave you
or go back and not follow you.
For wherever you go, I will go,
and wherever you live, I will live;
your people will be my people,
and your God will be my God.
17 Where you die, I will die,
and there I will be buried.
May Yahweh punish me,
and do so severely,
if anything but death separates you and me.



Cross References

Ruth 2:11-12

Boaz answered her, “Everything you have done for your mother-in-law since your husband’s death has been fully reported to me: how you left your father and mother and the land of your birth, and how you came to a people you didn’t previously know.

2 Corinthians 6:16-18

And what agreement does God’s sanctuary have with idols? For we are the sanctuary of the living God, as God said:I will dwell among them
and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
and they will be My people.

Joshua 24:18

The Lord drove out before us all the peoples, including the Amorites who lived in the land. We too will worship the Lord, because He is our God.”

2 Samuel 15:21

But in response, Ittai vowed to the king, “As the Lord lives and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king is, whether it means life or death, your servant will be there!”

2 Kings 2:2-6

and Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord is sending me on to Bethel.”But Elisha replied, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

Psalm 45:10

Listen, daughter, pay attention and consider:
forget your people and your father’s house,

Isaiah 14:1

For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will choose Israel again. He will settle them on their own land. The foreigner will join them and be united with the house of Jacob.

Daniel 2:47

The king said to Daniel, “Your God is indeed God of gods, Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, since you were able to reveal this mystery.”

Daniel 3:29

Therefore I issue a decree that anyone of any people, nation, or language who says anything offensive against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego will be torn limb from limb and his house made a garbage dump. For there is no other god who is able to deliver like this.”

Daniel 4:37

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt, and glorify the King of heaven, because all His works are true and His ways are just. He is able to humble those who walk in pride.

Hosea 13:4

I have been Yahweh your God
ever since the land of Egypt;
you know no God but Me,
and no Savior exists besides Me.

Matthew 8:19

A scribe approached Him and said, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go!”

Luke 24:28-29

They came near the village where they were going, and He gave the impression that He was going farther.

John 13:37

“Lord,” Peter asked, “why can’t I follow You now? I will lay down my life for You!”

Acts 21:13

Then Paul replied, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 1:9

for they themselves report what kind of reception we had from you: how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God

Revelation 14:4

These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from the human race as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.

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