Where you go i will go, and where you stay i will stay. The and is somewhat remarkable, standing at the commencement of the book. It is also a footnote to the story of judges and the times when israel did what was right in its own eyes. The book of ruth is classically described as a love story or a story of redemption.
But as it is also found at the commencement of exodus, leviticus, numbers, joshua, judges, 1 and 2 samuel, 1 and 2 kings, 2 chronicles, ezekiel, esther, and. The story in the book of ruth includes two journeys, one from bethlehem to moab, and one from moab back to bethlehem. So that it appears that this history is of time and things after the affair of micah, and of the concubine of the levite, and of the war between israel and benjamin. And, from what has transpired already in chapter 1, it is clear that is exactly what naomi needs.
It is the same expression that naomi spoke to ruth in verse 2 and again in verse 22, where it is rightly rendered my daughter. The third reason for verses 8 is to make ruths faithfulness to naomi appear amazing. Ruth 1 in the days when the judges ruled there was a famine. But, despite ruths statement, verse 18 is enigmatic at best. Nov 06, 2015 on september 8, 2015, i did a 2hour teaching of the book of ruth at my church, going through all four chapters verse by verse. Mark peterson on ruth 1 very bitter person because of the loss of her two sons god had afflicted her call me not naomi anymore she says but call me mara mean meaning bitter sometimes we go through a time of bitterness in our life and we think god has affected us but like the example of joseph joseph had a good attitude through it all in the end joseph was the second ruler in the land of egypt. As a careful motherinlaw, desirous to be kind to her two daughters, but at a loss how to be so. But, despite ruth s statement, verse 18 is enigmatic at best. This verse gives us the time of naomi and ruths arrival back into bethlehem as we. So, this is the guy who is more closely related to naomi and ruth. But it is far from clear that she is happy about it, or happy with ruth. This verse gives us the time of naomi and ruth s arrival back into bethlehem as we are told that it was as the barley harvest was beginning. Ruth chapter 1 verse 1 the new john gill exposition.
These two issues are addressed in the book of ruth. Ruth with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. This chapter contains the story of how elimelech, ruth s fatherinlaw, driven by famine, moved into moab, and died there ruth 1. Her heart would not be wrenched away from her motherinlaw. Ruth 1 niv naomi loses her husband and sons in bible gateway. Put another way, the title of this book is ruth, not orpah. Ruth 1 new international version niv naomi loses her husband and sons 1 in the days when the judges ruled, a there was a famine in the land.
Your people will be my people, and your god will be my god. There, they set up shop, eat some food, and live for about ten years. Ruth 1 new international version niv naomi loses her husband and sons. So lets just pause a while to examine this new character we are now introduced to. David guziks bible commentary on ruth chapter 1, where ruth makes the. In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. Ruth naomi widowed 1 in the days a when the judges ruled there was b a famine in the land, and a man of c bethlehem in judah went to sojourn in the country of moab, he and his wife and his two sons.
Book of ruth bible study chapter 2 growing in grace. Perhaps naomi realizes she has been defeated in the quest to be alone. Ruth 1 niv bible in the days when the judges ruled. New living translation but ruth replied, dont ask me to leave you and turn back. Ruth was a moabite woman, whose sense of piety and devotion to her motherinlaw naomi led to her marriage to the prominent boaz of bethlehem in judah. The sons marry two local girls, ruth and orpah, during this time. The book of ruth lesson 1 ruth entrusts her life to naomi. The book of ruth connects the book of judges with the books of samuel. As a mournful widow and mother, bewailing the death of her husband and her two sons v. Famine has hit bethlehem, which forces elimelech and his wife, naomi, to move east to moab with their two sons to get some grub.
Designing to return to bethlehem, she addresses her daughters in law, ver. Though these descriptions are not wrong, they are incomplete. The book of ruth is an important historical work in hebrew scripture, our old testament of the bible, as it traces the lineage of king david and ultimately that of the messiah, jesus christ. May the lord punish me, and ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me. The length of the journey, its dangers, and the inevitable fatigue accompanying it, moved not, by so much as a jot, her resolution. As a distressed housekeeper, forced by famine to remove into the land of moab v. This chapter contains the story of how boaz goes up to the city gate, calls his kinsman. It reads more like a short story and the insight in it runs deep. Verses 15 and it came to pass in the days when the judges judged, that there was a famine in the land. In her mind, this was the normal, the customary, way to produce offspring.
The book of ruth has always been one of my favorite books of the bible. Ruth 4 is the fourth and the last chapter of the book of ruth in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible, part of the ketuvim writings. Not even another entreaty in verse 15 can get ruth to leave. The next verse tells us the name of the man was elimelech and his intention of. A man from bethlehem in judah left home to live in the country of moab, he and his wife and his two sons. New international version but ruth replied, dont urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Naomis thoughtfulness is underscored throughout the book. Ruth 1 new revised standard version nrsv elimelechs family goes to moab. The book of ruth starts then, in the days of the judges 1, and in a time of famine 2.
A versebyverse study of chapter 2 of the book of ruth. Our story opens on a nice jewish family with a problem. Introduction and chapter 1 ruth entrusts her life to naomi ruth lessons list next holy father, we have the promise of your son that he is our emmanuel, god with us, and that we will never be abandoned in our hour of distress when we call upon your mercy, lord. We can tell that boaz likes this woman and grants her. The introduction to ruth in verses 15, sets in motion the following events, which. As a mournful widow and mother, bewailing the death of her husband and her two sons. The first verse of the book points to the time of the judges and the very last verse points to king david. So a man from bethlehem in judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of moab. This is all the more amazing after naomis grim description of their future with her. Nov 08, 2015 a versebyverse study of chapter 2 of the book of ruth. Ruth 1 kjv now it came to pass in the days when bible gateway. I am opposed to any rendering that has so much of a hint of romance, where only fatherly care is conveyed. And a certain man of bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of. In this verse we are introduced to the main man in the book of ruth.
Ruth 1 in the days when the judges ruled there was a. Ruth 1 is the first chapter of the book of ruth in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible, part of the ketuvim writings. On september 8, 2015, i did a 2hour teaching of the book of ruth at my church, going through all four chapters versebyverse. This disaster sounds similar to the days of abraham gen. In the order of books of the old testament, what book does ruth come after. And a certain man of bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. Verse 14 says that orpah kissed naomi goodbye but ruth clung to her. Book of ruth bible study ruth chapter 1 counting the cost. No one knows who wrote this book, or exactly when, except that it was in the days the. This chapter contains the story of how elimelech, ruths fatherinlaw, driven by famine, moved into moab, and died there ruth 1. The story of ruth is a story of woman in need of grace and a man who is willing to extend it. Ruth 1, new international version niv the bible app. So a man from bethlehem in judah left his home and went to live in the country of moab, taking his wife and two sons with him.232 1065 1114 979 1430 157 936 330 1514 1437 525 1490 636 884 1131 11 885 1248 583 1101 587 834 176 538 717 474 331 477 437 240 7 456 1000 293 1434 1300 1130 1107