|Overview - Ruth 1|
|1||Elimelech, driven by famine into Moab, dies there.|
|4||Mahlon and Chilion, having married wives of Moab, die also.|
|6||Naomi, returning homeward,|
|8||dissuades her two daughters-in-law from going with her.|
|14||Orpah leaves her, but Ruth with great constancy accompanies her.|
|19||They two come to Beth-lehem, where they are gladly received.|
Ruth 1:15 (King James Version)
And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.
- gone back
- Psalms 36:3 ; 125:5 Zephaniah 1:6 ; Matthew 13:20 Matthew 13:21 ; Hebrews 10:38 ; 1 John 2:19
- and unto
- They were probably both idolaters at this time. That they were proselytes is an unfounded conjecture; and the conversion of Ruth now only commenced.
- her gods
- Judges 11:24
- Joshua 24:15 Joshua 24:19 ; 2 Samuel 15:19 2 Samuel 15:20 ; 2 Kings 2:2 ; Luke 14:26-33 ; 24:28