19 So they both went until they came to Bethlehem. And when they had come to Bethlehem, (A)all the city was stirred because of them, and [a]the women said, “Is this Naomi?” 20 She said to them, “Do not call me [b]Naomi; call me [c]Mara, for [d](B)the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 21 I went out full, but (C)the Lord has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has witnessed against me and [e]the Almighty has afflicted me?”

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 1:19 Lit they
  2. Ruth 1:20 I.e. pleasant
  3. Ruth 1:20 I.e. bitter
  4. Ruth 1:20 Heb Shaddai
  5. Ruth 1:21 Heb Shaddai

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