Naomi

Naomi

 
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  • The man's name was Elimelech, and his wife was Naomi. Their two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in the land of Judah. During their stay in Moab, - Ruth 1:2


  • Elimelech died and Naomi was left with her two sons. - Ruth 1:3


  • both Mahlon and Kilion died. This left Naomi alone, without her husband or sons. - Ruth 1:5


  • Then Naomi heard in Moab that the LORD had blessed his people in Judah by giving them good crops again. So Naomi and her daughters-in-law got ready to leave Moab to return to her homeland. - Ruth 1:6


  • But on the way, Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go back to your mothers' homes instead of coming with me. And may the LORD reward you for your kindness to your husbands and to me. - Ruth 1:8


  • But Naomi replied, "Why should you go on with me? Can I still give birth to other sons who could grow up to be your husbands? - Ruth 1:11


  • And again they wept together, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye. But Ruth insisted on staying with Naomi. - Ruth 1:14


  • "See," Naomi said to her, "your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. You should do the same." - Ruth 1:15


  • So when Naomi saw that Ruth had made up her mind to go with her, she stopped urging her. - Ruth 1:18


  • So the two of them continued on their journey. When they came to Bethlehem, the entire town was stirred by their arrival. "Is it really Naomi?" the women asked. - Ruth 1:19


  • "Don't call me Naomi," she told them. "Instead, call me Mara,* for the Almighty has made life very bitter for me.1 - Ruth 1:20


  • I went away full, but the LORD has brought me home empty. Why should you call me Naomi when the LORD has caused me to suffer* and the Almighty has sent such tragedy?"2 - Ruth 1:21


  • So Naomi returned from Moab, accompanied by her daughter-in-law Ruth, the young Moabite woman. They arrived in Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest. - Ruth 1:22


  • Now there was a wealthy and influential man in Bethlehem named Boaz, who was a relative of Naomi's husband, Elimelech. - Ruth 2:1


  • One day Ruth said to Naomi, "Let me go out into the fields to gather leftover grain behind anyone who will let me do it." And Naomi said, "All right, my daughter, go ahead." - Ruth 2:2
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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