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Naomi Widowed

In the days when the judges governed [Israel], there was a famine in the land [of Canaan]. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to live temporarily in the country of Moab with his wife and his two sons. The man’s name was Elimelech and his wife’s name was Naomi and his two sons were named Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went to the country of Moab and stayed there. Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left [a widow] with her two sons. ...

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  1. They took wives from the Moabite women; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other was Ruth. They lived there about ten years;
  2. Ruth’s Loyalty

    Then they wept aloud again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law [goodbye], but Ruth clung to her.
  3. But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God.
  4. When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more.
  5. So Naomi returned from the country of Moab, and with her Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law. And they arrived in Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest.
  6. Ruth Gleans in Boaz’ Field

    Now Naomi had a relative of her husband, a man of great wealth and influence, from the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.
  7. And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after one [of the reapers] in whose sight I may find favor.” Naomi said to her, “Go, my daughter.”
  8. So Ruth went and picked up the leftover grain in a field after the reapers; and she happened to stop at the plot of land belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.
  9. Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Listen carefully, my daughter. Do not go to glean in another field or leave this one, but stay here close by my maids.
  10. She picked it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. Ruth also took out and gave to Naomi what she had saved after she [had eaten and] was satisfied.
  11. Then Ruth the Moabitess said, “He also said to me, ‘Stay close to my servants until they have harvested my entire crop.’”
  12. Naomi said to Ruth, “It is good, my daughter, for you to go out [to work] with his maids, so that others do not assault you in another field.”
  13. Boaz Will Redeem Ruth

    Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to Ruth, “My daughter, shall I not look for security and a home for you, so that it may be well with you?
  14. Ruth answered her, “I will do everything that you say.”
  15. When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was happy, he went to lie down at the end of the stack of grain. Then Ruth came secretly, and uncovered his feet and lay down.
  16. So he said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth your maid. Spread the hem of your garment over me, for you are a close relative and redeemer.”
  17. He also said, “Give me the shawl you are wearing and hold it out.” So Ruth held it and he measured out six measures of barley [into it] and placed it on her. And she went into the city.
  18. When she came home, her mother-in-law said, “How did it go, my daughter?” And Ruth told her everything that the man had done for her.
  19. The Marriage of Ruth

    Then Boaz went up to the city gate [where business and legal matters were settled] and sat down, and then the close relative (redeemer) of whom Boaz had spoken came by. He said to him, “Come over here, friend, and sit down.” So he came and sat down.
  20. Then Boaz said, “The day that you buy the field from Naomi, you must also acquire Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of the deceased, to restore the name of the deceased to his inheritance.”
  21. I have also acquired Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife to restore the name of the deceased to his inheritance, so that the name of the deceased will not be cut off from his brothers or from the gate of his birthplace. You are witnesses today.”
  22. So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.
  23. “The wicked man writhes with pain all his days, And numbered are the years stored up for him, the ruthless one.
  24. Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked (godless), From the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.
  25. A gracious and good woman attains honor, And ruthless men attain riches [but not respect].
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23 topical index results for “Ruth”

NAOMI : The mother-in-law of Ruth (Ruth 1;;;)
BENEDICTIONS » INSTANCES OF » By Naomi, upon Ruth and Orpah (Ruth 1:8,9)
BENEDICTIONS » INSTANCES OF » By the people, upon Ruth (Ruth 4:11,12)
GLEANING » INSTANCES OF » Ruth in the field of Boaz (Ruth 2:2,3)
IMPRECATION » INSTANCES OF » Ruth (Ruth 1:17)
JOY » INSTANCES OF » Of Naomi, when Boaz showed kindness to Ruth (Ruth 2:20;4:14)
LOVE » INSTANCES OF » Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz (Ruth 1;;)
LOVERS » INSTANCES OF » Boaz for Ruth (Ruth 2;;)

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