I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty.1 Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflicted me;2 the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me."
So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabitess,3 her daughter-in-law,4 arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest5 was beginning.6
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