08_RUT_01_01 now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was A famine in the land. And A certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, And his wife, And his two sons.
08_RUT_01_02 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 Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, And continued there.
08_RUT_01_03 And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; And she was left, And her two sons.
08_RUT_01_04 And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one [was] Orpah, And the name of the other Ruth: And they dwelled there about ten years.
08_RUT_01_05 And Mahlon And Chilion died also both of them; And the woman was left of her two sons And her husband.
08_RUT_01_06 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 the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.
08_RUT_01_07 Wherefore 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 unto the land of Judah.
08_RUT_01_08 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, Return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, And with me.
08_RUT_01_09 the 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 voice, And wept.
08_RUT_01_10 And they said unto her, surely we will Return with thee unto thy people.
08_RUT_01_11 And Naomi said, turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? [are] there yet [any more] sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?
08_RUT_01_12 turn again, my daughters, go [your way]; for I am too old to have an husband. if I should say, I have hope, [if] I should have an husband also to night, And should also bear sons;
08_RUT_01_13 would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD Is gone out against me.
08_RUT_01_14 And they lifted up their voice, And wept again: And Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.
08_RUT_01_15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law Is gone back unto her people, And unto her gods: Return thou after thy sister in law.
08_RUT_01_16 And Ruth said, entreat 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:
08_RUT_01_17 where thou diest, will I die, And there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, And more also, [if ought] but death part thee And me.