Ruth 1:1-17 Commentary by Vanessa Lovelace. To the repeated entreaty of Naomi that she would follow her sister-in-law and return to her people and her God, Ruth replied: "Entreat me not to leave thee, and to return away behind thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou stayest, I will stay; thy people is my people, and thy God my God! But the original context of this speech is quite different. Ruth 1:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ruth 1:17, NIV: "Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. 9 index cards – write words on Bible Verse on cards (1 word per card) and then cut them in half (like a puzzle) Paper, markers/crayons; Optional: You can use this Ruth coloring page as a teaching illustration or a class activity. "We love … But … Heb., Strengthened herself, to wit, by her oath; and so gave sufficient testimony of the grace of God in her, that she was "steadfast and unmovable. Read Ruth’s response in And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. Ruth 1:16-18 A Love Story. Whither thou goest, I will go — Though to a country I never saw, which I have been taught to despise, and far distant from my own country. May God, by his grace, fit us for all such changes, especially the great change!, Naomi signifies "pleasant," or "amiable;" Mara, "bitter," or "bitterness." Robb Mc Coy and Eric Fistler, 2015. "People are often surprised to find that the words from Ruth 1:16b-17, often heard at weddings, are not about the joys of beginning a new life together." He took his wife and his two sons with him. The point of the verse appears to be that Elimelech’s relative was well-known both to “Naomi” and her husband. Ruth 1:1-17. When we take God as our God, we accept His people as our people. Ruth 1:1-5. She speaks humbly in her expectation of leave to glean. Entreat me not to leave thee — For all thy entreaties cannot shake that resolution which thy instructions, formerly given, have wrought in me. A man named Elimelech left Bethlehem in Judah and moved to the country of Moab. Ruth 1:9-11. This means that no matter who they are, what they have done, or how they may differ from us, they are now our people too. Despite the discouraging words of her mother-in-law, who was blaming God for her misfortune and wanted to change her name from Naomi, which means pleasant to Mara, which means bitter, the young widow Ruth, who had experienced the self-same difficult problems and tragic loss, clung fast to Naomi and her people - and remained devoted to the God of Israel in Whom … * Naomi’s despair … It is a story probably three thousand years old about a family in trouble, and I guess it’s because of this, that this story has such fascination for us even today. “Kinsman” is the marginal reading of the Hebrew text. A sojourn in Moab. That they may be your husbands — According to the ancient custom, (Genesis 38:8,) and the express law of God, (Deuteronomy 25:4,) which doubtless she had acquainted them with before, among other branches of the Jewish religion. The genealogy Ruth 4:17–22 points to the time of David as the earliest when the Book of Ruth could have been written. The story of Naomi and Ruth is set during the period before monarchs ruled in Israel. Children who are secure in the knowledge that their parents love each other and will remain … Long ago the judges ruled Israel. Commentary on Ruth 1:19-22 (Read Ruth 1:19-22) Naomi and Ruth came to Bethlehem. To explain how Ruth, a Moabitess, came to be an ancestor of David, and ultimately, the Messiah - cf. The events in it happened over 3000 years … a. An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Ruth. As a whole the nation certainly … A. It may be noted that the difficulty of … Our text today is a family story. There is a detailed explanation below to help bring out some of the important parts of the story. LESSONS FROM RUTH CHAPTER 1. We may not demand kindness as a debt, but ask, and take it as a favour, though in a small matter. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me." So, let’s start reading Ruth 1:1. Even death: burial in Naomi’s family tomb means that not even death will separate them. Read Ruth 1:1-5 and discuss the ramifications for a woman in her day, and of her status, to face such difficulties (such as the difficulty of providing for herself and no longer being under the legal protection of a husband). This means: 1. Analysis Many people have heard this speech read at weddings at which a wife swears to follow her husband. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. In Ruth 1:16–17, Ruth tells Naomi, her Israelite mother-in-law, "Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Ruth’s words to Naomi in Ruth 1:16-17 are read at many wedding ceremonies as the pastor encourages the young couple not to ever leave or forsake each other but to remain true to their promise and commitment until death separates them. Ruth 1:17. Ruth 1 Ruth, a Faithful Gentile ; C H SPURGEON. Ruth 1:16-18 A Love Story. The translated Bible text has been through Advanced Checking. These two issues are addressed in the book of Ruth. Ruth 1:1-2-17 ICB. Commentary on Ruth 1:1-22 View Bible Text . Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. 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 ... like that in Ruth 4:7; Judges 18:1; Judges 17:6, indicates that this book was written after the rule of the judges had ceased. God provides for His people even in the midst of famine. Background: Elimelech and his sons. Ruth also was an … Steadfast, loyal love is the foundation of a biblical marriage and home. ELIMELECH, DRIVEN BY FAMINE INTO MOAB, DIES THERE. Pastor Vince Gerhardy. Ruth 1:17, ESV: "Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. * [1:16 –17] Ruth’s adherence to her mother-in-law in 1:14 is now expressed in a profound oath of loyalty, culminating in a formulary found frequently in Samuel and Kings; cf. Ruth 1:16(KJV) Verse Thoughts. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”" Ruth 1:17, KJV: "Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be … This was a time when the people of Israel had abandoned God’s ways and fallen into idolatry, horrific social conditions, and a disastrous civil war, as told in the chapters of Judges immediately preceding the Book of Ruth in Christian Bibles. Introduction. The virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 “opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness” (v. 26). Ruth 1 Commentary; Ruth 1:16,17; 2:12 Redemption; HAMILTON SMITH. In the days when the Judges ruled: This … Ruth 1:1-17 King James Version (KJV). Where thou diest will I die, and there will I be buried She was determined to abide with her unto death, and not only was desirous to die as she did, but where she should die; in the same country, cottage, and bed, and be laid in the same grave, in hope of rising together at the resurrection of the just; having no regard at all to the sepulchres of her fathers, which people in all ages and countries have been fond of … 1200-1025 … Ruth 1:17. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (1) Boaz. Go on to explain that Naomi, Ruth’s mother-in-law, encouraged her to stay in Moab after the death of their husbands. A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. God's Ideal Woman. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.'" Pulpit Fiction, plus podcast. Ruth 1:16-17 shows the type of commitment that should be standard for families and marriages today. God uses our suffering to accomplish His purpose. CHAPTER 1. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons. where thou diest, I will die, and there … Where thou lodgest, I will lodge — Though it be in a cottage; nay, though it be no better a lodging than Jacob had when he … The more you ponder these words the more … Josephus places it during the time of … We could search far and … During their rule, there was a time in the land when there was not enough food to eat. She had come home empty, poor, a widow and childless. The book of Ruth is a beautiful story. Ruth's Journey. When she saw that she was steadfastly minded.] www.easyenglish.bible. That ye may find rest, &c. — That ye may be happily settled in houses of your own, with good husbands. Reflections of lectionary text, pop culture, current events, etc. When Providence had made her poor, she cheerfully stoops to her lot. No book related resources for this page. Before he observed them, one made for a tree, and climbed up into the branches and hid there. Naomi imagines the impossible: were she to have more sons they could take Ruth and Orpah as their wives. The consonantal text indicates that “Boaz” was a close acquaintance. especially 1 Sm 20:13. Ruth 1:16-17 *When we become Christians we turn from who we once were and we pledge our lives and our love to Jesus. Ruth 1 Commentary: Hope for Bethlehem. The book is held in esteem by Jews who fall under the category of Jews-by-choice, as is evidenced by the … 2. Ruth 2:1 "And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name [was] Boaz." “Commitment to God often comes through … She was now a woman of a sorrowful spirit. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Just to set this in context, we’ve come from Israel standing on the edge of the Promised Land … Nay, it is her own proposal. This week, we have as our text the first chapter of the book of Ruth, which gives us a good taste of the whole story, but just a taste. Ruth 1:16-17 – Ruth’s Speech to Naomi Summary In this stirring speech Ruth the Moabite swears loyalty to her Israelite mother-in-law Naomi. Story Divine, telling of the Book of Ruth … And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. The book opens with the verse, “In the days when the judges ruled” (Ruth 1:1). And … Don’t be afraid this week to spend a good amount of time just re-telling the story of this beautiful little treasure of a book. In addition to being devoted to her family (Ruth 1:15-18; Proverbs 31:10-12) and faithfully dependent upon God (Ruth 2:12; Proverbs 31:30), we see in Ruth a woman of godly speech. The precise date cannot be ascertained. High spirits will rather starve than stoop; not so Ruth. The amazing words of Ruth are found in 1:16–17, Entreat me not to leave you or return from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people and your God my God; where you die I will die and there will I be buried. Ruth 1:1-2 Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land. Here is a middle-class family that has hit on … Your people will be my people and your God my God. 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