Naomi and Ruth Return
So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they came to Bethlehem, p the whole town was stirred because of them. And the women said, "Is this Naomi?"
She said to them, "Do not call me Naomi; call me q Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
r I went away full, and the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi, when the Lord has testified against me and the Almighty has brought calamity upon me?"
So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabite her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem s at the beginning of barley harvest.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?
When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah.
And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
2 Samuel 21:9
And he gave them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them on the mountain before the Lord, and the seven of them perished together. They were put to death in the first days of harvest, at the beginning of barley harvest.
So she kept close to the young women of Boaz, gleaning until the end of the barley and wheat harvests. And she lived with her mother-in-law.