1 H1961 Now it came H3117 to pass in the days H8199 when the judges H8199 ruled, H7458 that there was a famine H776 in the land. H376 And a certain man H1035 of Bethlehemjudah H3212 went H1481 to sojourn H7704 in the country H4124 of Moab, H802 he, and his wife, H8147 and his two H1121 sons.
2 H8034 And the name H376 of the man H458 was Elimelech, H8034 and the name H802 of his wife H5281 Naomi, H8034 and the name H8147 of his two H1121 sons H4248 Mahlon H3630 and Chilion, H673 Ephrathites H1035 of Bethlehemjudah. H935 And they came H7704 into the country H4124 of Moab, H1961 and continued H8033 there.
3 H458 And Elimelech H5281 Naomi’s H376 husband H4191 died; H7604 and she was left, H8147 and her two H1121 sons.
4 H5375 And they took H802 them wives H802 of the women H4125 of Moab; H8034 the name H259 of the one H6204 was Orpah, H8034 and the name H8145 of the other H7327 Ruth: H3427 and they dwelled H8033 there H6235 about ten H8141 years.
5 H4248 And Mahlon H3630 and Chilion H4191 died H1571 also H8147 both H802 of them; and the woman H7604 was left H8147 of her two H3206 sons H376 and her husband.
6 H6965 Then she arose H3618 with her daughters H3618 in law, H7725 that she might return H7704 from the country H4124 of Moab: H8085 for she had heard H7704 in the country H4124 of Moab H3068 how that the LORD H6485 had visited H5971 his people H5414 in giving H3899 them bread.
7 H3318 Why she went H3318 forth H4725 out of the place H834 where H8033 H8147 she was, and her two H3618 daughters H3618 in law H3212 with her; and they went H1870 on the way H7725 to return H776 to the land H3063 of Judah.
8 H5281 And Naomi H559 said H8147 to her two H3618 daughters H3618 in law, H3212 Go, H7725 return H802 each H517 to her mother’s H1004 house: H3068 the LORD H6213 deal H2617 kindly H6213 with you, as you have dealt H4191 with the dead, and with me.
9 H3068 The LORD H5414 grant H4672 you that you may find H4496 rest, H802 each H1004 of you in the house H376 of her husband. H5401 Then she kissed H5375 them; and they lifted H6963 up their voice, H1058 and wept.
11 H5281 And Naomi H559 said, H7725 Turn H7725 again, H1323 my daughters: H4100 why H3212 will you go H5750 with me? are there yet H1121 any more sons H4578 in my womb, H582 that they may be your husbands?
12 H7725 Turn H7725 again, H1323 my daughters, H3212 go H2204 your way; for I am too old H376 to have an husband. H3588 If H559 I should say, H8615 I have hope, H3588 if H376 I should have an husband H1571 also H3915 to night, H1571 and should also H3205 bear H1121 sons;
13 H7663 Would you tarry H5704 for them till H1431 they were grown? H5702 would you stay H376 for them from having husbands? H408 no, H1323 my daughters; H4843 for it grieves H3966 me much H3027 for your sakes that the hand H3068 of the LORD H3318 is gone out against me.
14 H5375 And they lifted H6963 up their voice, H1058 and wept H5750 again: H6204 and Orpah H5401 kissed H2545 her mother H2545 in law; H7327 but Ruth H1692 joined to her.
15 H559 And she said, H2009 Behold, H2994 your sister H2994 in law H7725 is gone H7725 back H5971 to her people, H430 and to her gods: H7725 return H310 you after H2994 your sister H2994 in law.
16 H7327 And Ruth H559 said, H6293 Entreat H5800 me not to leave H7725 you, or to return H310 from following after H413 you: for where H834 H3212 you go, H3212 I will go; H834 and where H3885 you lodge, H3885 I will lodge: H5971 your people H5971 shall be my people, H430 and your God H430 my God:
17 H834 Where H4191 you die, H4191 will I die, H8033 and there H6912 will I be buried: H3068 the LORD H6213 do H3541 so H3254 to me, and more H3541 also, H3588 if H4194 ought but death H6504 part you and me.
18 H7200 When she saw H553 that she was steadfastly H3212 minded to go H2308 with her, then she left H1696 speaking to her.
19 H8147 So they two H3212 went H5704 until H935 they came H1035 to Bethlehem. H1961 And it came H935 to pass, when they were come H1035 to Bethlehem, H3605 that all H5892 the city H1949 was moved H5921 about H559 them, and they said, H2063 Is this H5281 Naomi?
20 H559 And she said H7121 to them, Call H5281 me not Naomi, H7121 call H4755 me Mara: H7706 for the Almighty H3966 has dealt very H4843 bitterly with me.
21 H1980 I went H4390 out full H3068 and the LORD H7725 has brought H7725 me home H7725 again H7387 empty: H4100 why H7121 then call H5281 you me Naomi, H3068 seeing the LORD H6030 has testified H7706 against me, and the Almighty H7489 has afflicted me?