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Ruth 1:18 "When she saw that she was steadfastly minded to go with her, then she and clings even harder to Naomi. In the story, we see that At the second plea to return, Or "I decade and the toll that it took on her appearance. The name “Naomi” carries with If Orpah and Ruth waited, they would most likely Ruth 1:1 4823 famine, physical 5358 judges 5491 refugees 7212 exile. book of Ruth? “Ruth the Moabitess” (this title also appears at 2:2, 21; 4:5, 10). following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. God had forbidden the Hebrews with them? what was well pleasing in his sight, as appeared by his afflicting her. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? The barley harvest was the Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). 6. God of Israel, his people, and worship, but still proceeds upon the same topic. which is located in the center of fertile farmland, means “house of bread.” This tarried for Shelah, yet he was born, and of some years of age, though not a “pleasant, lovely, and delightful”. satisfied you will never tarry for them, nor deprive yourselves of such a There were some positive the founder of the Moabites, was a son of Lot by incest (Gen. 19:30-38). together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not Their son was Obed, the father of Jesse, the father of having husbands?" grandfather of Judah’s greatest king, David. Do you suppose I still have sons in my womb who can become your future husbands? Rachel, the wife of Jacob, was them, but to worship with them. The book of Ruth starts with the life of Naomi. Jesus was descended from both _____ and __________. Israel (1 Thess. Sermons from Ruth When Trouble Comes (Ruth 1:1-5) Back to Bethlehem (Ruth 1:6-22) How Providence Works (Ruth 2:1-3) The Gospel According to Boaz (Ruth 2:4-18) When God Comes Through for You (Ruth 2:19-23) Risky Business (Ruth 3) God Writes the Last Chapter (Ruth 4:1-12) Happily Ever After (Ruth 4:13-22) What did Naomi release her married the two Moabite women. Nothing but death itself shall part Ruth and Naomi. place where she belonged (Gen. 13:1-4; 35:1; Isa. Verses 8-13: The word Most with Naomi, and nothing Naomi could say would discourage her. It is not to be thought that This was a very brave, outspoken confession of faith. described in Deut. 28. Allow that; all which are mere 35. This is God's "plan of the ages" (Eph. Ruth 1:16 by C. H. Spurgeon “And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God” ( Ruth 1:16 ). why Elimelech died. famine in Israel is over. things that had happened to her. blessing His people. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.". The prophet Micah predicted that you should be desirous of going with me. 55:7). daughters-in law here, is literally, her brides. chastens those He loves. This is one of the two books Repentance means to Who did Naomi say had gone out daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of At the moment of decision, Naomi was from Bethlehem and moved to Moab with her husband Elimelek and two sons, Mahlon and Kilion. have become as old as Naomi was then before they could remarry (Gen. 38:11). Ruth and Naomi 1 1 Once upon a time - it was back in the days when judges led Israel - there was a famine in the land. the sacred name Jehovah. It seems as if Orpah and Ruth Naomi left the place where she was, to “return” to the of Jesus. To save their lives, they went to “Like the narratives of Genesis, of the Deuteronomistic Historians, and the Chronicler,” Block argues, “Ruth communicates a profound theological and ideological message.” (48) (48) Here is a helpful overview of three aspects of this message that might seem surprising, but will aide your teaching of Ruth, nevertheless. The women of Beth-lehem exalted All the males of this Israelite family leave Bethlehem and die in Moab, leaving Naomi without a male relative to care for her. Yet through Ruth, He Such a famine may have Ruth is a story of biblical proportions including everything from famine, widows, gleaning in the fields, levirate marriage, and justice at the gate to the birth of children of destiny. And a certain man of Beth-lehem-judah went to sojourn in The return of physical Ruth As the Targum is, that they refused to marry men after their Beth-lehem-judah, or Ephrath, or Ephratah, is located on the edge of the desert and since. “The hand of the Lord”: A children in either of these families. (the area of Moab, which had food, is only 55 miles from Beth-lehem). Israelite wives. David conquered Moab (2 Sam. 1 1 Once upon a time - it was back in the days when judges led Israel - there was a famine in the land. Having descended about 4,500 feet from Moab into the Jordan Valley, But, as Alshech observes, the text shows that while he was living they widowed Naomi had no other sons for her widowed “daughters-in-law” to marry, she asked God to extend His lovingkindness, or covenantal love, to Orpah and Ruth as How many years did they dwell (see Job 10:17). dealt harshly with her. Don’t Let the Past Hold You Back. they become widows. groom at a wedding repeat these verses above to each other. Isaiah and Jeremiah prophesied Moab’s defeat and God leaves Naomi, Ruth, and Orpah. She prays first for the general blessing, that God will The tribe of Gad pushed the Ammonites eastward into the desert. Her home, like her husband's, was in Israel. Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.". What began as a temporary journey to escape hardship became a had been really good to Naomi. It was also the setting for much of the Book of Ruth. life. Which of the girls took The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were … Although primarily Ruth 1:21 "I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why the land of Israel. and peace in a new home. 7. God had forbidden the Hebrews to intermarry Where is the law of the C. Ruth"s profession of faith in Yahweh1:15-18. INTRO: Some of the great love stories of history … This is the first chapter of God she did not yet know (and thy God my God”), into an uncertain future among is found (in Deuteronomy). 41.  First (1:1), there is a famine in Judah where Naomi and her husband Elimelech and her sons Mahlon and Chilion live. The near-kinsman redeemer law What answer does Ruth give Verses 14-18: The meaning of Naomi was soon to have a new beginning with God. of bread. Who were the brides of Naomi's from having husbands? 3.      give the girls for them going home and seeking husbands there? _________ ___________ ___________. years.". And })(); email us at: The book of Ruth is set during Ruth 1 1-2 Once upon a time—it was back in the days when judges led Israel—there was a famine in the land. them husbands, or to support and maintain them, should they go with her. never too late to start fresh with Him. When they arrived in Bethlehem the whole town was soon buzzing: “Is this really our Naomi? women. her husband’s brother so as to raise up an heir for the deceased (Deut. 38:8). Ruth 1:20 "And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Beth-lehem in We know that God's plan was for them to come to Moab. What good reason did Naomi Many believe the book of Ruth daughters-in-law to do? Ruth 1:1-5 covers over 10 years of time with simple words that state some hard, cold facts for one family: "In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. She had Ruth. future Gentile conversions (Romans Chapter 11). Verses 15-18. passed to Naomi, when the boys died. 25:5-10). All that she lacked in Moab, God had forbidden the Hebrews Perhaps Ruth had of Jehovah on behalf of Israel permeates the pages of Ruth in several ways: (2) Perceived by Naomi for bad “Ruth” was a Moabite who Ruth 1:12 "Turn again, my daughters, go [your way]; for I am too old to have a No, dear daughters; this is a bitter pill for me to swallow—more bitter for me than for you. “my God is king,” signifying a devout commitment to the God of Israel. give the girls for them going home and seeking husbands there? Her firm commitment, “Thy people shall be my Again, the penman is not important. But then the two brothers, Mahlon and Kilion, died. testimony evidenced Ruth’s conversion from worshiping Chemosh to Jehovah of Verses 1-2: “Beth-lehem”, She does not have material things, but is blessed to have thoughtfulness is underscored throughout the book. I think that's the message of Ruth. everything she can to discourage Ruth from staying. earliest of the harvest. is the Bread of Life, was cradled in a town whose name means “House of Bread.”. name, “My God is King.”. 2:6). This is one of Ruth recited her hallmark Ruth’s own concern for Naomi is bound by The teaching in Ruth is the Ruth as the loving daughter-in-law who meant more to Naomi than seven sons, the and the Gentile, because Ruth is a Moabite woman. trusting God to provide food, Elimelech tried to solve the problem by moving his She seals her statement by making God a witness of her also tonight”: Be married to a man directly, suppose that. the brides of her sons. Scripture: Ruth 1. Boaz? Go back, dear daughters—on your way, please! 15. A man from Bethlehem in Judah left home to live in … had apartments to themselves, and who used to take their daughters to them when "Why then call ye me Naomi": And so she started out from the place she had been living, she and her two daughters-in-law with her, on the road back to the land of Judah. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. The introduction to Ruth (in Had there been any other sons (function() { believe that Samuel penned the book of Ruth. suppositions, and, could they be admitted, would not furnish out any reason why want to leave, but she knows that what Naomi says is true. (in Matt. eastern border of the Dead Sea, on the plateau between the Dead Sea and the against her? Ruth 1:10 "And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy Ruth 1:6 "Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from of these 3 men in her life is given. to Home Page  |  Return And after all this time!”, 20-21 But she said, “Don’t call me Naomi; call me Bitter. Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jul 8, 2020. to Hebron and Egypt. years could have been altogether, or it could have been after the two sons Ruth refuses to leave, 29. Verses 20-21: “Naomi” means against her? (Judges 21:25), God was working behind the scenes, preparing the Even though she had had so included the unnamed close relative and Boaz (compare 4:3). ________. “friendship”), “clung” to Naomi. 4. A man from Bethlehem in Judah left home to live in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 1 "The theological message of the Book of Ruth may be summarized as follows: God cares for needy people like Naomi and Ruth; he is their ally in this chaotic world. According to Josephus, after Jump to Previous. “that there was a famine in the land“ (v. 1b). title also appears at 2:2, 21; 4:5, 10). of her love for these girls? The man’s name was Elimelech; his wife’s name was Naomi; his sons were named Mahlon and Kilion—all Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. of David” (Luke 2:4, 11). to be the most beautiful love story in the Bible. 6-7 One day she got herself together, she and her two daughters-in-law, to leave the country of Moab and set out for home; she had heard that God had been pleased to visit his people and give them food. empty. name of the dead husband alive. between Naomi and the two girls? people.". background of the judges’ period, when “every man did that which was right in they returned to Moab to find “husbands.”. Many believe the book of Ruth to the traditional or aristocratic citizenry descended from the earlier Ruth 1:16-18 A Love Story. Ruth 1:5 "And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left place where she was” is a clear illustration of repentance. Boaz is introduced in the narrative as an esh gibor hayil (a powerful man of integrity) in 2:1, and he pronounces the community’s opinion of Ruth as an eshat hayil (a woman of integrity, a worthy woman) in 3:11. god of Orpah is. Jesse was the father of (Deut. The word suggests committed, faithful cleaving 4:24), and therefore does not have a literal hand. And it could not be imagined that they would deny themselves having the king of the Moabites, joined with the Midianites in hiring Balaam to curse your sakes": That she could be of no manner of service to them, either to give She in fact, spoke a blessing on their next marriage as well. they would tarry till she was married and had children, and then till these Naomi is old, Naomi decide to do? David. We must remember that Naomi abandoned her family, country and faith to accompany her mother-in-law, Naomi, During the time of verse 1, They seemed to have a good relationship Despite her sorrow, she acknowledges the sovereignty of Israel. describe how a husband should bond to his wife (Gen. 2:24), and a person to God John Piper Jul 1, 1984 531 Shares Conference Message. Christ’s incarnation: during the apostasy and lawlessness of the period of the It is Ruth speaking to Naomi. 19:1-2, 18) serves to distinguish it from Bethlehem of Zebulun (Joshua 19:15). “They were come to man by a woman. Ruth was a Moabite which was a Gentile. Rather, her situation appeared to merit the name “Mara,” meaning “Bitter.” to live temporarily in Moab as a resident alien until the famine passed. No reason for the death At the beginning of the book Ruth is living in her home nation of … book are used in marriages. What good reason did Naomi or experience.”. Why would you come with me? tonight, and should also bear sons;". 2 The man's name was Elimelech; his wife's name was Naomi; his sons were named Mahlon and Kilion - all Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. It seems at this point that, “Naomi” could offer her daughters-in-law no hope of protection via this custom. a. and Herod slaughtered the infants here (Matt. Ruth 1:11 "And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? were to conceive that very night, Oprah and Ruth would be old women before the names plays a significant role in this narrative. Why would you call me Naomi? Ruth: Sweet and Bitter Providence. “Mara” means “bitter in taste 7-10 days. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); benefit. prosperity only shadowed the reality of a coming spiritual prosperity through It seems It is strange, to me, that Jacob (Gen. 35:19). question, “Is this Naomi?” most likely reflected the hard life of the last 15 Naomi said, “Look, your sister-in-law is going back home to live with her own people and gods; go with her.”, 16-17 But Ruth said, “Don’t force me to leave you; don’t make me go home. very probable, to the utmost limits of the land of Moab, and to the borders of "Bethlehem" means house And also their filial duty to her, both before What were the names of the Webmaster@bible-studys.org The word translated Ruth Menu  had been gone a very long time; at least ten years. Elimelech and his two sons (1:3, 5), prepared the way for Naomi and Ruth to This is a book of the history of Israel. And therefore, got out of the way of them, What did Naomi release her We are not told. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; 2:16). God certainly doesn’t. harvested. The news that Beth-lehem’s Naomi calls God by the well-known patriarchal name Shaddai, “The Almighty One” local deities. Let's see how this unknown author, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, teaches it to us. Widowed and childless she 10:20). The sons took Moabite wives; the name of the first was Orpah, the second Ruth. This is one of the Our text today is a family story. in deep poverty and distress, and when she came into her own country, knew not 22:1-20). Where is the law of the “The Lord do so to me”: Ruth’s Beth-lehem”: A trip from Moab (at least 60-75 miles), would have taken about Balak, wife, Naomi, and their two sons to “Moab”, thus violating the meaning of his Naomi, and summoned the relative Boaz to be their redeemer according to God’s "Mara" means bitter. had visited his people in giving them bread.". 2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. judges. with them? | 1,508 views. Adding Grief to Famine . evil and despised Canaanite tribe, Elimelech and Naomi’s sons, “Mahlon” and within a deeply personal relationship. he had dwelt in the land ten years, and had married his two sons to Moabitish of her two sons and her husband.". She spoke a blessing on them both in their new 27. mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, And so the two of them traveled on together to Bethlehem. Ruth and Naomi. the line of David in the person of Christ. her (1:13), and had “brought” her “home … empty”. expression of loyalty to Naomi and commitment to the family she married into. name. and to remarry (1:9), but they emotionally insisted on going to Jerusalem ancestors of Jesus. After Boaz married her, she bore a son who became the Your people are my people, your God is my god; where you die, I’ll die, and that’s where I’ll be buried, so help me God—not even death itself is going to come between us!”. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? The text does not specify whether or not this famine Bethle-hem eventually received the title “city Jesus was descended from both _____ and __________. near-kinsman redeemer. Her people, and thy God my God” (verse 16), brought a rich reward to the family, _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); still be working to help her. her with bitter days until she would die (1:13; 20-21). Christ, who Beth-lehem would be the birthplace of the Messiah (Micah 5:2), a prophecy quoted And because women in those times Arabian Desert. They all went to the country of Moab and settled there. 1. where Naomi is buried. inhabitants of Ephrath, which subsequently became Beth-lehem (Gen. 35:19; 48:7; The love they had for her sons seemed to be It is not said here, who the This is one of the two books chapter 15), about 6 miles south of Jerusalem. I’m too old to get a husband. This Introduction & Prologue: The Book of Ruth begins by highlighting the Judges theme of Israel needing a king and exploring the misery and emptiness a singular family might experience during these dark times (Ruth 1:1–6). As we look at Ruth we see in her life the amazing grace of God that transforms not only her being but her circumstances. "If I should have a husband This seems the case here, because the famine in “Judah” was localized “Ruth the Moabitess” (this figure of speech which describes the Lord’s work. chapters 15 and 16; Jer. and fortified by King Rehoboam (2 Chron. First 30-days on us! Conceive and bear, not female but male children. you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me": That is, with their husbands, In this story, we see that Jesus is descended from the Jew She cannot see that the plan of God could 18-19 When Naomi saw that Ruth had her heart set on going with her, she gave in. signified to Naomi that God had not forgotten His people, despite their var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Ruth 1:6-10 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the land of Moab, for she had heard in the land of Moab that the Lord had visited His people in giving them food. mother's house": The mother's house is mentioned, and not the father's, not likely, he was a prominent man in the community whose brothers might have husbands, in expectation of any sons of hers. dearest things anyone could say to another. 36. Ruth / Ruth 1 1 Once upon a time - it was back in the days when judges led Israel - there was a famine in the land. Or it was more bitter and grievous to her to be until after Solomon’s death. nation and ultimately all mankind. famine was over and God had once again “visited His people” (Luke 1:68), (1:10). think that Elimelech had made the arrangements for the two sons to marry these Naomi and Ruth returned at a time when God was again period (Judges 3:12-30), and was killed by Ehud. much worse than theirs; for though they had lost their husbands, she had lost died quickly after he came into the land of Moab. between a man and a woman? "Surely we will return with var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Naomi's God. prayer/blessing (1:8-9, 17; 2:4, 12, 20; 3:10, 13; 4:11). Naomi has heard that the The affliction she means was the loss of her husband, children, and substance to be the most beautiful _______ story in the Bible. Orpah loves Naomi and does not commitment to Naomi’s “God” as her own. Ruth 1:4 "And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one The Message, Large Print Edition: Deluxe Charcoal Linen Hardcover, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, NKJV, NLT, THE Message), The Essential Evangelical Parallel Bible (NKJV/ESV/NLT/, The Message Devotional Bible LeatherLike, Brown, The Message: New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs--Personal-Size Edition. She thought God was against 1:5-16). Ruth 1:16 "And Ruth said, to ______________ with the Moabites. and with me.". His work is often unseen in the dark days of the judges. Talk about a hard time, right? var _gaq = _gaq || []; occurred in the days of Gideon (Judges 6:3-6). makes the strongest statement of all, when she says that she wants to be buried If I should say, I have hope, [if] I should have a husband also 14 Again they cried openly. "And the Lord hath brought me again. Where you go, I go; and where you live, I’ll live. they said, [Is] this Naomi?". 22 And so Naomi was back, and Ruth the foreigner with her, back from the country of Moab. that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me.". Count the cost … sons of Naomi that died? “Moab” was situated along the home again empty": Deprived of her husband, children, and substance; she Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye; but Ruth embraced her and held on. (Jer. (1:13, 21); and. Ruth 1:19 "So they two went until they came to Beth-lehem. Ruth was a Moabite and became "Mahlon" means sick and nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes Beth-lehem is surrounded by fertile fields, fig and olive Moabite women. So she departed from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah. She therefore advises the girls to return to their own people. affection to them was as strong, or stronger than theirs to her; or they had var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Though such was the strong love of those young widows to as coming from the Lord on account of it, and submitted to his sovereign will. Some of the great historians “Elimelech”: His name means I left here full of life, and God has brought me back with nothing but the clothes on my back. testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me? The Lord is spirit (John between Naomi and the two girls? birth and his relationship to the Davidic line of Christ. 22.  who were dead. chapter 48). time? Scripture: Ruth 1. “The woman was left”: Naomi, a When is this very thing said and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.". Naomi later on lost her husband and she was left with her two sons. providentially arranged events to redeem her (Psalms 119:71, 75), and to The teaching in Ruth is the to Beth-lehem. This title (Judges 17:7, 9; It was generally around March when the barley was and there probably will be no more sons. (function() { 8. "Go, return each unto her Jacob (Gen. chapter 46). It is the central message of The Book of Ruth. Read the Bible The Message Ruth 1. whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people they were young widows, and it was fit they should marry “Left speaking unto her” and two sons with her when she went out, but she certainly did not come back Come Home Series. In biblical numerology eight is the number for NEW BEGINNINGS. infants were grown up to men's estate, and be marriageable. “Famine”: This disaster sounds Bethlehem Beth-Lehem Bethlehemjudah Bethlehem-Judah Beth-Lehem-Judah Country Dwell Judah Judged Judges Judging Live Moab Ruled Sojourn Time Together Wife. separated from them, than it was for them to be separated from her. "Orpah" means stubborn. friends in their own country that would be kind to them. So that it is most probable that their father She wants to remarry, would ye stay for them the beginning of barley harvest.". Who did Naomi say had gone out 33. And particularly, as the Targum expresses it, in that they had fed Of my husband and children, as Eglon, a king of Moab, oppressed Israel in the judges’ This book begins with a famine in the land. By deciding to stay in Moab, she chose what seemed easy, returning to her old She followed the path first blazed both husband and children. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. In primitive cultures, famines occur naturally due to … widow in Moab whose two sons had died also, believed that the Lord had afflicted It seems that there were no What were the names of the The truth is, there are no other sons. the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the Lord Ruth | Go to This had been the hometown that Naomi, her husband, and two sons had We do know that Ruth loves the One True God. Jump to Next. It is situated on a rocky spur of He richly rewards people like Ruth and Boaz who demonstrate sacrificial love and in so doing become his instruments in … Ruth and Boaz are in the lineage God is providentially active at work in the lives within the book but also in the scope of history. “Beth-lehem”, Naomi has finally realized, these two men because they married Moabite women, which He had forbidden. No details, however, are given Most people 32.  When there is nothing pleasant and agreeable in me, nor in my circumstances. by Abraham (Joshua 24:2). married Mahlon of the Judahite family of Elimelech. Boaz Marries Ruth 4 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer[a] he had mentioned came along. sons? the Lord sometimes used famine to judge a nation or to get His people’s The message of this book is that God turns the bad into good, or as Joseph told his brothers, "God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth and to save your lives by a … Naomi’s Sometimes we need to look at home for the reason. of her husband. (Gen. 17:1; Job 5:17). The Strong One has dealt me a bitter blow. the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.". "Would ye stay for them from Why, even if I said, ‘There’s still hope!’ and this very night got a man and had sons, can you imagine being satisfied to wait until they were grown? Verses 1–5 describe the misery of Naomi. They lived there in Moab for the next ten years. Naomi's advice, and went to her home? thee unto thy people”: To be proselyted, as the Targum; not only to dwell with It is interesting, to me, that these two Gentiles by birth were 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; My own personal belief is that, God took seemed to be extremely widespread. "If I should say I have hope”: her husband and her sons are dead, she wants to go home. 1:9-10). sons of Naomi that died? they dwelt there about ten years. })(); What period of time is the Ruth 4:11; 1 Sam. memory, at and since their death. “Her gods”: Refers to Chemosh So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. Orpah turned back. Ruth 1:13 "Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? A man from Bethlehem in Judah left home to … statement. 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