But Ruth replied, "Don't ask me to leave you and turn back. I will go wherever you go and live wherever you live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.
I will die where you die and will be buried there. May the LORD punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!"
So when Naomi saw that Ruth had made up her mind to go with her, she stopped urging her.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)