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 mercifully H6213 [H8804] with you, as ye have dealt H4191 [H8801] with the dead, and with me.
9 H3068 The LORD H5414 [H8799] give 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 in an uproar 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?