Ruth 1:19-22 NLT

19 So the two of them continued on their journey. When they came to Bethlehem, the entire town was stirred by their arrival. "Is it really Naomi?" the women asked.
20 "Don't call me Naomi," she told them. "Instead, call me Mara, a for the Almighty has made life very bitter for me.

References for Ruth 1:20

    • a 1:20 - <I>Naomi</I> means "pleasant"; <I>Mara</I> means "bitter."
      21 I went away full, but the LORD has brought me home empty. Why should you call me Naomi when the LORD has caused me to suffer b and the Almighty has sent such tragedy?"

      References for Ruth 1:21

        • b 1:21 - Or <I>has testified against me.</I>
          22 So Naomi returned from Moab, accompanied by her daughter-in-law Ruth, the young Moabite woman. They arrived in Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest.