But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you1 or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go,2 and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people3 and your God my God.4
Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely,5 if anything but death separates you and me."6
When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.7
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