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 Ruth 1:19 - 22
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   Book of Ruth
   Chapter 1
1:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, "Can this be Naomi?"
 
1:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Don't call me Naomi, F2 " she told them. "Call me Mara, F3 because the Almighty F4 has made my life very bitter.
 
1:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflicted F5 me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me."
 
1:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F2 Naomi means pleasant; also in verse 21.
F3 Mara means bitter.
F4 Hebrew Shaddai; also in verse 21
F5 Or has testified against

 
 

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