Ruth 1:20-21 NIV

20 "Don't call me Naomi,a " she told them. "Call me Mara,b because the Almightyc1 has made my life very bitter.2

References for Ruth 1:20

    • b 1:20 - "Naomi" means "pleasant "; also in verse 21.
    • c 1:20 - "Mara" means "bitter."
    • d 1:20 - Hebrew "Shaddai "; also in verse 21
      21 I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty.3 Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflictedd me;4 the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me."

      References for Ruth 1:21

        • e 1:21 - Or "has testified against"