Ruth 1:1-5 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 1 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.
2 The name of the man was Elim'elech and the name of his wife Na'omi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chil'ion; they were Eph'rathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there. 2 The man's name was Elimelech, his wife's name 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.
3 But Elim'elech, the husband of Na'omi, died, and she was left with her two sons. 3 Now Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died, and she was left with her two sons.
4 These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years; 4 They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years,
5 and both Mahlon and Chil'ion died, so that the woman was bereft of her two sons and her husband. 5 both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband.