Thematic Bible

Ruth 1:1 (show verse)

And it came to pass in the days when the judges judged, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

Ruth 1:2 (show verse)

And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem-judah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.

Ruth 1:3 (show verse)

And Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died, and she was left, and her two sons.

Ruth 1:4 (show verse)

And they took wives for them 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.

Ruth 1:5 (show verse)

And Mahlon and Chilion died, both of them, and the woman was left of her two children and of her husband.

Ruth 1:6 (show verse)

Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab how that LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.

Ruth 1:7 (show verse)

And she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her, and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.

Ruth 1:8 (show verse)

And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, Go, return each of you to her mother's house. LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.

Ruth 1:9 (show verse)

LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices, and wept.

Ruth 1:10 (show verse)

And they said to her, No, but we will return with thee to thy people.

Ruth 1:11 (show verse)

And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters. Why will ye go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

Ruth 1:12 (show verse)

Turn again, my daughters. Go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say, I have hope. If I should even have a husband tonight, and should also bear sons,

Ruth 1:13 (show verse)

would ye therefore delay till they were grown? Would ye therefore stay from having husbands? No, my daughters, for it grieves me much for your sakes, for the hand of LORD has gone forth against me.

Ruth 1:14 (show verse)

And they lifted up their voices, and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

Ruth 1:15 (show verse)

And she said, Behold, thy sister-in-law has gone back to her people, and to her god. Return thou after thy sister-in-law.

Ruth 1:16 (show verse)

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.

Ruth 1:17 (show verse)

Where thou die, I will die, and there I will be buried. LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts thee and me.

Ruth 1:18 (show verse)

And when she saw that she was steadfastly minded to go with her, she left off speaking to her.

Ruth 1:19 (show verse)

So those two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they came to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and [the women] said, Is this Naomi?

Ruth 1:20 (show verse)

And she said to them, Call me not Naomi. Call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Ruth 1:21 (show verse)

I went out full, and LORD has brought me home again empty. Why do ye call me Naomi, seeing LORD has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?

Ruth 1:22 (show verse)

So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law, with her, who returned out of the country of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.