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

21 Have mercy on me, my friends,(A) have mercy,
for God’s hand(B) has struck me.(C)

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20 so that all may see and know,
consider and understand,
that the hand of the Lord has done this,(A)
the Holy One of Israel has created(B) it.

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