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Ruth 1:9-11 Living Bible (TLB)

And may he bless you with another happy marriage.” Then she kissed them, and they all broke down and cried.

10 “No,” they said. “We want to go with you to your people.”

11 But Naomi replied, “It is better for you to return to your own people. Do I have younger sons who could grow up to be your husbands?[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Ruth 1:11 Do I have younger sons . . . to be your husbands? This refers to the custom of the day. Levirate marriage (Deuteronomy 25:5-10) was a common practice. The brother of a deceased husband was to marry the widow.
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