Ruth 1:6-18 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread. 6 When she heard in Moab that the LORD had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, Naomi and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there.
7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah. 7 With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah.
8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go , return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead , and with me. 8 Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go back, each of you, to your mother's home. May the LORD show kindness to you, as you have shown to your dead and to me.
9 The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept . 9 May the LORD grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband." Then she kissed them and they wept aloud
10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people. 10 and said to her, "We will go back with you to your people."
11 And Naomi said , Turn again , my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? 11 But Naomi said, "Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands?
12 Turn again , my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say , I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons; 12 Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me--even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons--
13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown ? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me. 13 would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the LORD's hand has gone out against me!"
14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again : and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her. 14 At this they wept again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-by, but Ruth clung to her.
15 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. 15 "Look," said Naomi, "your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her."
16 And Ruth said , Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest , I will go ; and where thou lodgest , I will lodge : thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: 16 But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
17 Where thou diest , will I die , and there will I be buried : the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me."
18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her. 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.