12 Return home, my daughters. Go on, for I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me to have a husband tonight and to bear sons, 13 would you be willing to wait for them to grow up? Would you restrain yourselves from remarrying?[a] No, my daughters, my life is much too bitter for you to share,[b] because the Lord’s hand has turned against me.”(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 1:13 Lit marrying a man
  2. Ruth 1:13 Lit daughters, for more bitter to me than you

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