8 And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, i“Go, return each to her mother’s house. jThe Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt kwith the dead and with me. 9 The Lord grant that you may find lrest, each in the house of her husband.”
11 But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Are there still sons in my womb, mthat they may be your husbands? 12 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, 13 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 nthe hand of the Lord has gone out against me!”
14 Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth oclung to her.
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
sYour people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.
And there will I be buried.
tThe Lord do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me.”
20 But she said to them, “Do not call me 7Naomi; call me 8Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 21 I went out full, xand the Lord has brought me home again empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has testified against me, and 9the Almighty has afflicted me?”
22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. Now they came to Bethlehem yat the beginning of barley harvest.
Urge me not
Lit. made herself strong to go