"Look," said Naomi, "your sister-in-law1 is going back to her people and her gods.2 Go back with her."
But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you3 or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go,4 and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people5 and your God my God.617
Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely,7 if anything but death separates you and me."818
When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.9