1 H3117 Now it came to pass in the days H8199 [H8802] when the judges H8199 [H8800] ruled H7458 , that there was a famine H776 in the land H376 . And a certain man H1035 H3063 of Bethlehemjudah H3212 [H8799] went H1481 [H8800] to dwell 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 H3063 of Bethlehemjudah H935 [H8799] . And they came H7704 into the country H4124 of Moab, and continued there.
3 H458 And Elimelech H5281 Naomi's H376 husband H4191 [H8799] died H7604 [H8735] ; and she was left H8147 , and her two H1121 sons.
4 H5375 [H8799] And they took H802 for themselves 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 [H8799] : and they dwelt H6235 there about ten H8141 years.
5 H4248 And Mahlon H3630 and Chilion H4191 [H8799] died H8147 also both H802 of them; and the woman H7604 [H8735] was left H8147 without her two H3206 sons H376 and her husband.
6 H6965 [H8799] Then she arose H3618 with her daughters in law H7725 [H8799] , that she might return H7704 from the country H4124 of Moab H8085 [H8804] : for she had heard H7704 in the country H4124 of Moab H3068 how that the LORD H6485 [H8804] had visited H5971 his people H5414 [H8800] in giving H3899 them food.
7 H3318 [H8799] Therefore she went forth H4725 from the place H8147 where she was, and her two H3618 daughters in law H3212 [H8799] with her; and they went H1870 on the way H7725 [H8800] to return H776 to the land H3063 of Judah.
8 H5281 And Naomi H559 [H8799] said H8147 to her two H3618 daughters in law H3212 [H8798] , Go H7725 [H8798] , return H802 each H517 to her mother's H1004 house H3068 : the LORD H6213 [H8799] deal H2617 kindly H6213 [H8804] with you, as ye have dealt H4191 [H8801] with the dead, and with me.
9 H3068 The LORD H5414 [H8799] grant H4672 [H8798] you that ye may find H4496 rest H802 , each H1004 of you in the house H376 of her husband H5401 [H8799] . Then she kissed H5375 [H8799] them; and they lifted up H6963 their voice H1058 [H8799] , and wept.
10 H559 [H8799] And they said H7725 [H8799] to her, Surely we will return H5971 with thee to thy people.
11 H5281 And Naomi H559 [H8799] said H7725 [H8798] , Turn again H1323 , my daughters H3212 [H8799] : why will ye go H1121 with me? are there yet any more sons H4578 in my womb H582 , that they may be your husbands?
12 H7725 [H8798] Turn again H1323 , my daughters H3212 [H8798] , go H2204 [H8804] your way; for I am too old H376 to have an husband H559 [H8804] . If I should say H3426 , I have H8615 hope H376 , if I should have an husband H3915 also to night H3205 [H8804] , and should also bear H1121 sons;
13 H7663 [H8762] Would ye wait H3860 for them H1431 [H8799] till they should be grown H5702 [H8735] ? would ye restrain H3860 yourselves H376 from having husbands H1323 ? nay, my daughters H4843 [H8804] ; for it grieveth H3966 me much H3027 for your sakes that the hand H3068 of the LORD H3318 [H8804] hast gone out against me.
14 H5375 [H8799] And they lifted up H6963 their voice H1058 [H8799] , and wept again H6204 : and Orpah H5401 [H8799] kissed H2545 her mother in law H7327 ; but Ruth H1692 [H8804] clung to her.
15 H559 [H8799] And she said H2994 , Behold, thy sister in law H7725 [H8804] hath gone back H5971 to her people H430 , and to her gods H7725 [H8798] : return H310 thou after H2994 thy sister in law.
16 H7327 And Ruth H559 [H8799] said H6293 [H8799] , Entreat H5800 [H8800] me not to leave H7725 [H8800] thee, or to turn away H310 from following H3212 [H8799] thee: for where thou goest H3212 [H8799] , I will go H3885 [H8799] ; and where thou lodgest H3885 [H8799] , I will lodge H5971 : thy people H5971 shall be my people H430 , and thy God H430 my God:
17 H4191 [H8799] Where thou diest H4191 [H8799] , will I die H6912 [H8735] , and there will I be buried H3068 : the LORD H6213 [H8799] do H3254 [H8686] so to me, and more H4194 also, if any thing but death H6504 [H8686] shall part thee and me.
18 H7200 [H8799] When she saw H553 [H8693] that she was steadfastly resolved H3212 [H8800] to go H2308 [H8799] with her, then she finished H1696 [H8763] speaking to her.
19 H8147 So they two H3212 [H8799] went H935 [H8800] until they came H1035 to Bethlehem H935 [H8800] . And it came to pass, when they had come H1035 to Bethlehem H5892 , that all the city H1949 [H8735] was moved H559 [H8799] about them, and they said H5281 , Is this Naomi?
20 H559 [H8799] And she said H7121 [H8799] to them, Call H5281 me not Naomi H7121 [H8798] , call H4755 me Mara H7706 : for the Almighty H3966 hath dealt very H4843 [H8689] bitterly with me.
21 H1980 [H8804] I went out H4392 full H3068 , and the LORD H7725 [H8689] hath brought me home again H7387 empty H7121 [H8799] : why then call H5281 ye me Naomi H3068 , seeing the LORD H6030 [H8804] hath testified H7706 against me, and the Almighty H7489 [H8689] hath afflicted me?