|Overview - Ruth 1|
|1||Elimelech, driven by famine into Moab, dies there.|
|4||Mahlon and Chilion, having married wives of Moab, die also.|
|6||Naomi, returning homeward,|
|8||dissuades her two daughters-in-law from going with her.|
|14||Orpah leaves her, but Ruth with great constancy accompanies her.|
|19||They two come to Beth-lehem, where they are gladly received.|
Ruth 1:11 (King James Version)
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?
- are there
- This alludes to the custom that when a married brother died, without leaving posterity, his brother should take his widow; and the children of such marriages were accounted those of the deceased brother. This address of Naomi to her daughter-in-law is exceedingly tender, persuasive, and affecting.
- that they
- Genesis 38:11 ; Deuteronomy 25:5