Ruth's Loyalty to Naomi
Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the LORD had g visited His people by h giving them bread.
Therefore she went out from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.
And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, i "Go, return each to her mother's house. j The LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt k with the dead and with me.
"The LORD grant that you may find l rest, each in the house of her husband." So she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept.
And they said to her, "Surely we will return with you to your people."
But Naomi said, "Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Are there still sons in my womb, m that they may be your husbands?
"Turn back, my daughters, go - for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, if I should have a husband tonight and should also bear sons,
"would you wait for them till they were grown? Would you restrain yourselves from having husbands? No, my daughters; for it grieves me very much for your sakes that n the hand of the LORD has gone out against me!"
Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth o clung to her.
And she said, "Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to p her people and to her gods; q return after your sister-in-law."
But Ruth said:
r "Entreat me not to leave you,
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
s Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.
Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
t The LORD do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me."
u When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she stopped speaking to her.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, 'The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, "I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt.
So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel and that He had looked on their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.
For thus says the LORD: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place.
The coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; They shall feed their flocks there; In the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down at evening. For the LORD their God will intervene for them, And return their captives.
Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people.
I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
Give us this day our daily bread.
"And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
2 Timothy 1:16 - 18
The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain.
Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, "Blessed be he of the LORD, who has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead!" And Naomi said to her, "This man is a relation of ours, one of our close relatives.
Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you?
Then Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, "Remain a widow in your father's house till my son Shelah is grown." For he said, "Lest he also die like his brothers." And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not be married to a stranger outside the family; her husband's brother shall go in to her, take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.
Wherever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for calamity, as the LORD had said, and as the LORD had sworn to them. And they were greatly distressed.
Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me!
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah
For Your arrows pierce me deeply, And Your hand presses me down.
A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
Will you not possess whatever Chemosh your god gives you to possess? So whatever the LORD our God takes possession of before us, we will possess.
"until the LORD has given your brethren rest, as He gave you, and they also have taken possession of the land which the LORD your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD's servant gave you on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrise."
2 Kings 2:2
Then Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here, please, for the LORD has sent me on to Bethel." But Elisha said, " As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!" So they went down to Bethel.
2 Kings 2:4
Then Elijah said to him, "Elisha, stay here, please, for the LORD has sent me on to Jericho." But he said, " As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!" So they came to Jericho.
2 Kings 2:6
Then Elijah said to him, "Stay here, please, for the LORD has sent me on to the Jordan." But he said, " As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!" So the two of them went on.
And Boaz answered and said to her, "It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before.
"The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge."
1 Samuel 3:17
And he said, "What is the word that the LORD spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the things that He said to you.
2 Samuel 19:13
"And say to Amasa, ' Are you not my bone and my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if you are not commander of the army before me continually in place of Joab.'"
2 Kings 6:31
Then he said, "God do so to me and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat remains on him today!
So when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, "The will of the Lord be done.