Ruth 1:2

(NIV)
The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there.

(ESV)
The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there.

Ruth 1:3

(NIV)
Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons.
(ESV)
But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons.

Ruth 1:5

(NIV)
both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband.

(ESV)
and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband.

Ruth 1:6

(NIV)
When Naomi heard in Moab that the  Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, she and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there.
(ESV)
Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the  Lord had visited his people and given them food.

Ruth 1:8

(NIV)
Then Naomi said to her two daughters-
in-law, ‘Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the  Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands and to me.
(ESV)
But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the  Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.

Ruth 1:11

(NIV)
But Naomi said, ‘Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands?
(ESV)
But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb that they may become your husbands?

Ruth 1:15

(NIV)
‘Look,’ said Naomi, ‘your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.’

(ESV)
And she said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.”

Ruth 1:18

(NIV)
When Naomi realised that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.

(ESV)
And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more.

Ruth 1:19

(NIV)
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?’

(ESV)
So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them. And the women said, “Is this Naomi?”

Ruth 1:20

(NIV)
‘Don’t call me Naomi,’ she told them. ‘Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter.
(ESV)
She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Ruth 1:21

(NIV)
I went away full, but the  Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.’

(ESV)
I went away full, and the  Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi, when the  Lord has testified against me and the Almighty has brought calamity upon me?”

Ruth 1:22

(NIV)
So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabite, her daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.

(ESV)
So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabite her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.

Ruth 2:1

(NIV)
Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.

(ESV)
Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.

Ruth 2:2

(NIV)
And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, ‘Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favour.’

Naomi said to her, ‘Go ahead, my daughter.’
(ESV)
And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”

Ruth 2:6

(NIV)
The overseer replied, ‘She is the Moabite who came back from Moab with Naomi.
(ESV)
And the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered, “She is the young Moabite woman, who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab.

Ruth 2:20

(NIV)
‘The  Lord bless him!’ Naomi said to her daughter-in-law. ‘He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead.’ She added, ‘That man is our close relative; he is one of our guardian-redeemers. ’

(ESV)
And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed by the  Lord, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!” Naomi also said to her, “The man is a close relative of ours, one of our redeemers.”

Ruth 2:22

(NIV)
Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, ‘It will be good for you, my daughter, to go with the women who work for him, because in someone else’s field you might be harmed.’

(ESV)
And Naomi said to Ruth, her daughter-in-law, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, lest in another field you be assaulted.”

Ruth 3:1

(NIV)
One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, ‘My daughter, I must find a home for you, where you will be well provided for.
(ESV)
Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?

Ruth 3:16

(NIV)
When Ruth came to her mother-in-law, Naomi asked, ‘How did it go, my daughter?’

Then she told her everything Boaz had done for her
(ESV)
And when she came to her mother-in-law, she said, “How did you fare, my daughter?” Then she told her all that the man had done for her,

Ruth 3:18

(NIV)
Then Naomi said, ‘Wait, my daughter, until you find out what happens. For the man will not rest until the matter is settled today.’

(ESV)
She replied, “Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest but will settle the matter today.”

Ruth 4:3

(NIV)
Then he said to the guardian-redeemer, ‘Naomi, who has come back from Moab, is selling the piece of land that belonged to our relative Elimelek.
(ESV)
Then he said to the redeemer, “Naomi, who has come back from the country of Moab, is selling the parcel of land that belonged to our relative Elimelech.

Ruth 4:5

(NIV)
Then Boaz said, ‘On the day you buy the land from Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite, the dead man’s widow, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property.’

(ESV)
Then Boaz said, “The day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite, the widow of the dead, in order to perpetuate the name of the dead in his inheritance.”

Ruth 4:9

(NIV)
Then Boaz announced to the elders and all the people, ‘Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion and Mahlon.
(ESV)
Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses this day that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and to Mahlon.

Ruth 4:14

(NIV)
The women said to Naomi: ‘Praise be to the  Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel!
(ESV)
Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the  Lord, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel!

Ruth 4:16

(NIV)
Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him.
(ESV)
Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her lap and became his nurse.

Ruth 4:17

(NIV)
The women living there said, ‘Naomi has a son!’ And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.

(ESV)
And the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.

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