1 H3117 And it came to pass in the days H8199 when the judges H8199 judged, H7458 that there was a famine H776 in the land. H376 And a certain man H1035 of Beth-lehem-judah 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 Beth-lehem-judah. H935 And they came H7704 into the country H4124 of Moab, and continued 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 dwelt H6235 there about ten H8141 years.
5 H4248 And Mahlon H3630 and Chilion H4191 died H8147 both H802 of them; and the woman H7604 was left H8147 of her two H3206 children H376 and of her husband.
6 H6965 Then she arose H3618 with her daughters-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 Jehovah H6485 had visited H5971 his people H5414 in giving H3899 them bread.
7 H3318 And she went forth H4725 out of the place H8147 where she was, and her two H3618 daughters-in-law H3212 with her; and they went H1870 on the way H7725 to return H776 unto the land H3063 of Judah.
8 H5281 And Naomi H559 said H8147 unto her two H3618 daughters-in-law, H3212 Go, H7725 return H802 each H517 of you to her mother's H1004 house: H3068 Jehovah H6213 deal H2617 kindly H6213 with you, as ye have dealt H4191 with the dead, and with me.
9 H3068 Jehovah H5414 grant H4672 you that ye 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 up H6963 their voice, H1058 and wept.
11 H5281 And Naomi H559 said, H7725 Turn again, H1323 my daughters: H3212 why will ye go H1121 with me? have I yet sons H4578 in my womb, H582 that they may be your husbands?
12 H7725 Turn again, H1323 my daughters, H3212 go H2204 your way; for I am too old H376 to have a husband. H559 If I should say, H3426 I have H8615 hope, H376 if I should even have a husband H3915 to-night, H3205 and should also bear H1121 sons;
13 H7663 would ye therefore tarry H3860 till they H1431 were grown? H5702 would ye therefore stay H3860 from having H376 husbands? H1323 nay, my daughters, H4843 for it grieveth H3966 me much H3027 for your sakes, for the hand H3068 of Jehovah H3318 is gone forth against me.
14 H5375 And they lifted up H6963 their voice, H1058 and wept again: H6204 and Orpah H5401 kissed H2545 her mother-in-law, H7327 but Ruth H1692 clave unto her.
15 H559 And she said, H2994 Behold, thy sister-in-law H7725 is gone back H5971 unto her people, H430 and unto her god: H7725 return H310 thou after H2994 thy sister-in-law.
16 H7327 And Ruth H559 said, H6293 Entreat H5800 me not to leave H7725 thee, and to return H310 from following after H3212 thee, for whither thou goest, H3212 I will go; H3885 and where thou lodgest, H3885 I will lodge; H5971 thy people H5971 shall be my people, H430 and thy God H430 my God;
17 H4191 where thou diest, H4191 will I die, H6912 and there will I be buried: H3068 Jehovah H6213 do H3254 so to me, and more H4194 also, if aught but death H6504 part thee and me.
18 H7200 And when she saw H553 that she was stedfastly minded H3212 to go H2308 with her, she left H1696 off speaking unto her.
19 H8147 So they two H3212 went H935 until they came H1035 to Beth-lehem. H935 And it came to pass, when they were come H1035 to Beth-lehem, H5892 that all the city H1949 was moved H559 about them, and the women said, H5281 Is this Naomi?
20 H559 And she said H7121 unto them, Call H5281 me not Naomi, H7121 call H4755 me Mara; H7706 for the Almighty H3966 hath dealt very H4843 bitterly with me.
21 H1980 I went out H4392 full, H3068 and Jehovah H7725 hath brought me home again H7387 empty; H7121 why call H5281 ye me Naomi, H3068 seeing Jehovah H6030 hath testified H7706 against me, and the Almighty H7489 hath afflicted me?