» Ruth 1

¶ Ruth 1 v1-6

{ heart }   [RU] 1v1

Now it came to pass
in the days when the judges ruled,
that there was a famine in the land:
and a certain man of Bethlehem-judah
went to sojourn in the country of Moab,
he, and his wife, and his two sons.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v2

And the name of the man was


And the name of his wife


And the name of his two sons,

Mahlon and Chilion,

Ephrathites of Bethlehem-judah:
and they came into the country of Moab,
and continued there.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v3

And Elimelech Naomi's husband died,
and she was left, and her two sons;

{ heart }   [RU] 1v4

And they took themselves wives
of the women of Moab: the name of the one was


And the name of the other


And they dwelled there about ten years.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v5

And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them,
and the woman was left of her two sons,
and her husband.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v6

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

How that the LORD had visited his people
in giving them bread.

¶ Ruth 1 v7-21

{ heart }   [RU] 1v7

Wherefore she went forth
out of the place where she was,
and her two daughters-in-law with her:
and they went on the way
to return unto the land of Judah.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v8

And Naomi said unto her two daughters-in-law,

Go, return each to her mother's house:
the LORD deal kindly with you,
as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v9

The LORD grant you, that ye may find rest
each of you in the house of her husband.

Then she kissed them,
and they lift up their voice and wept.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v10

And they said unto her,

Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v11

And Naomi said,

Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me?
Are there yet any more sons in my womb,
that they may be your husbands?

{ heart }   [RU] 1v12

Turn again, my daughters, go your way,
for I am too old to have an husband: if I should say,

 ‘I have hope,’ 

If I should have an husband also tonight,
and should also bear sons:

{ heart }   [RU] 1v13

Would ye tarry for them till they were grown?
would ye stay for them from having husbands?
nay, my daughters:
for it grieveth me much for your sakes
that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v14

And they lift up their voice, and wept again:
and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law,
but Ruth clave unto her.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v15

And she said,

Behold, thy sister-in-law is gone back
unto her people, and unto her gods:
return thou after thy sister-in-law.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v16

And Ruth said,

Entreat me not

 ‘To leave thee, or return from following after thee:’ 

For whither thou goest, I will go;
and where thou lodgest, I will lodge:
thy people shall be my people,
and thy GOD my GOD.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v17

Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried:
the LORD do so to me, and more also,
if anything but death part thee and me.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v18

When she saw that she was steadfastly minded

To go with her,

Then she left speaking unto her.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v19

So they two went until they came to Bethlehem:
And it came to pass
when they were come to Bethlehem,
that all the city was moved about them,
and they said,

Is this Naomi?

{ heart }   [RU] 1v20

And she said unto them,

Call me not Naomi; call me Mara:
for the ALMIGHTY hath dealt very bitterly with me.

{ heart }   [RU] 1v21

I went out full,
and the LORD hath brought me home again empty:
Why then call ye me Naomi,
seeing the LORD hath testified against me,
and the ALMIGHTY hath afflicted me?

¶ Ruth 1 v22

{ heart }   [RU] 1v22

So Naomi returned,
and Ruth the Moabitess her daughter-in-law with her,
which returned out of the country of Moab:
and they came to Bethlehem
in the beginning of barley harvest.

» Ruth 2

¶ Ruth 2 v1-13

{ heart }   [RU] 2v1

And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's,
a mighty man of wealth,
of the family of Elimelech, and his name was


{ heart }   [RU] 2v2

And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi,

Let me now go to the field,
and glean ears of corn after him,
in whose sight I shall find grace.

And she said unto her,

Go, my daughter.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v3

And she went, and came,
and gleaned in the field after the reapers:
and her hap was to light on a part of the field
belonging unto Boaz,
who was of the kindred of Elimelech.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v4

And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem,
and said unto the reapers,

The LORD be with you.

And they answered him,

The LORD bless thee.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v5

Then said Boaz unto his servant,
that was set over the reapers,

Whose damsel is this?

{ heart }   [RU] 2v6

And the servant that was set over the reapers,
answered and said,

It is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi
out of the country of Moab:

{ heart }   [RU] 2v7

And she said,

 ‘I pray you, let me glean
and gather after the reapers among the sheaves:’ 

So she came,
and hath continued even from the morning until now,
except that she tarried a little in the house.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v8

Then said Boaz unto Ruth,

Hearest thou not, my daughter?
Go not to glean in another field,
neither go from hence,
but abide here fast by my maidens.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v9

Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap,
and go thou after them:
have I not charged the young men

 ‘That they shall not touch thee’?
and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels,
and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v10

Then she fell on her face,
and bowed herself to the ground,
and said unto him,

Why have I found grace in thine eyes,
that thou shouldest take knowledge of me,
seeing I am a foreigner?

{ heart }   [RU] 2v11

And Boaz answered and said unto her,

It hath fully been shown me,
all that thou hast done unto thy mother-in-law
since the death of thine husband,
and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother,
and the land of thy nativity,
and art come unto a people
whom thou knewest not heretofore.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v12

The LORD recompense thy work,
and a full reward be given thee
of the LORD GOD of Israel,
under WHOSE wings thou art come to trust.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v13

Then she said,

Let me find favor in thy sight, my lord,
for thou hast comforted me,
and for that thou hast spoken friendly
unto thine handmaid,
though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens.

¶ Ruth 2 v14-17

{ heart }   [RU] 2v14

And Boaz said unto her,

At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread,
and dip thy morsel in the vinegar.

And she sat beside the reapers:
and he reached her parched corn,
and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v15

And when she was risen up to glean,
Boaz commanded his young men,

Let her glean even among the sheaves,
and reproach her not.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v16

And let fall also
some of the handfuls of purpose for her,
and leave them, that she may glean them,
and rebuke her not.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v17

So she gleaned in the field until evening,
and beat out that she had gleaned:
and it was about an ephah of barley.

¶ Ruth 2 v18-23

{ heart }   [RU] 2v18

And she took it up, and went into the city:
and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned;
and she brought forth and gave to her
that she had reserved after she was sufficed.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v19

And her mother-in-law said unto her,

Where hast thou gleaned today?
and where wroughtest thou?
blessed be he that did take knowledge of thee.

And she showed her mother-in-law
with whom she had wrought,
and said,

The man's name with whom I wrought today
is Boaz.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v20

And Naomi said unto her daughter-in-law,

Blessed be he of the LORD,
who hath not left off HIS kindness
to the living and to the dead.

And Naomi said unto her,

The man is near of kin unto us,
one of our next kinsmen.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v21

And Ruth the Moabitess said,

He said unto me also,

 ‘Thou shalt keep fast by my young men,
until they have ended all my harvest’.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v22

And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter-in-law,

It is good, my daughter,
that thou go out with his maidens,
that they meet thee not in any other field.

{ heart }   [RU] 2v23

So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz
to glean unto the end of barley harvest
and of wheat harvest,
and dwelt with her mother-in-law.

» Ruth 3

¶ Ruth 3 v1-5

{ heart }   [RU] 3v1

Then Naomi her mother-in-law,
said unto her,

My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee,
that it may be well with thee?

{ heart }   [RU] 3v2

And now is not Boaz of our kindred,
with whose maidens thou wast?
Behold, he winnoweth barley tonight
in the threshing floor.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v3

Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee,
and put thy raiment upon thee,
and get thee down to the floor:
but make not thyself known unto the man,
until he shall have done eating and drinking.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v4

And it shall be when he lieth down,
that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie,
and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet,
and lay thee down, and he will tell thee

 ‘What thou shalt do’.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v5

And she said unto her,

All that thou sayest unto me, I will do.

¶ Ruth 3 v6-13

{ heart }   [RU] 3v6

And she went down unto the floor,
and did according to all that her mother-in-law
bade her.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v7

And when Boaz had eaten and drunk,
and his heart was merry,
he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn:
and she came softly, and uncovered his feet,
and laid her down.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v8

And it came to pass at midnight,
that the man was afraid, and turned himself:
and behold, a woman lay at his feet.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v9

And he said,

Who art thou?

And she answered,

I am Ruth thine handmaid:
spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid,
for thou art a near kinsman.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v10

And he said,

Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter:
for thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end,
than at the beginning,
inasmuch as thou followedst not young men,
whether poor or rich.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v11

And now my daughter, fear not,
I will do to thee all that thou requirest:
for all the city of my people doth know

 ‘That thou art a virtuous woman’.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v12

And now it is true, that I am thy near kinsman:
howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v13

Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning,
that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman,
well, let him do the kinsman's part;
but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee,
then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee,
as the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning.

¶ Ruth 3 v14-18

{ heart }   [RU] 3v14

And she lay at his feet until the morning:
and she rose up before one could know another.
And he said,

Let it not be known

 ‘That a woman came into the floor’.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v15

Also he said,

Bring the veil that thou hast upon thee,
and hold it out.

And when she held it,
he measured six measures of barley,
and laid it on her: and she went into the city.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v16

And when she came to her mother-in-law,
she said,

Who art thou, my daughter?

And she told her

All that the man had done to her.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v17

And she said,

These six measures of barley gave he to me,
for he said to me,

 ‘Go not empty unto thy mother-in-law’.

{ heart }   [RU] 3v18

Then said she,

Sit still, my daughter, until thou know

 ‘How the matter will fall:’ 

For the man will not be in rest,
until he have finished the thing this day.

» Ruth 4

¶ Ruth 4 v1-12

{ heart }   [RU] 4v1

Then went Boaz up to the gate,
and sat him down there,
and behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake,
came by, unto whom he said,

Ho, such a one: turn aside, sit down here.

And he turned aside, and sat down.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v2

And he took ten men of the elders of the city,
and said,

Sit ye down here.

And they sat down.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v3

And he said unto the kinsman:

Naomi that is come again out of the country of Moab,
selleth a parcel of land,
which was our brother Elimelech's.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v4

And I thought to advertise thee,

Buy it before the inhabitants,
and before the elders of my people.
If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it,
but if thou wilt not redeem it,
then tell me, that I may know:
for there is none to redeem it beside thee,
and I am after thee.

And he said,

I will redeem it.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v5

Then said Boaz,

What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi,
thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess,
the wife of the dead,
to raise up the name of the dead
upon his inheritance.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v6

And the kinsman said,

I cannot redeem it for myself,
lest I mar mine own inheritance:
redeem thou my right to thyself,
for I cannot redeem it.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v7

Now this was the manner in former times in Israel,
concerning redeeming and concerning changing,
for to confirm all things: a man plucked off his shoe,
and gave it to his neighbor:
and this was a testimony in Israel.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v8

Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz,

Buy it for thee:

So he drew off his shoe.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v9

And Boaz said unto the elders,
and unto all the people,

Ye are witnesses this day,
that I have bought all that was Elimelech's,
and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's,
of the hand of Naomi.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v10

Moreover Ruth the Moabitess the wife of Mahlon,
have I purchased to be my wife,
to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance,
that the name of the dead be not cut off
from among his brethren,
and from the gate of his place:
ye are witnesses this day.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v11

And all the people that were in the gate,
and the elders said,

We are witnesses:
The LORD make the woman
that is come into thine house,
like Rachel and like Leah,
which two did build the house of Israel:
and do thou worthily in Ephrathah,
and be famous in Bethlehem.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v12

And let thy house be like the house of Perez,
(whom Tamar bare unto Judah)
of the seed which the LORD shall give thee
of this young woman.

¶ Ruth 4 v13-17

{ heart }   [RU] 4v13

So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife:
and when he went in unto her,
the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v14

And the women said unto Naomi,

Blessed be the LORD
WHICH hath not left thee this day without a kinsman,
that his name may be famous in Israel.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v15

And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life,
and a nourisher of thine old age:
for thy daughter-in-law which loveth thee,
which is better to thee than seven sons,
hath born him.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v16

And Naomi took the child,
and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.

{ heart }   [RU] 4v17

And the women her neighbors gave him it a name,

There is a son born to Naomi,

And they called his name


He is the father of Jesse the father of David.

¶ Ruth 4 v18-22

{ heart }   [RU] 4v18

Now these are the generations of Perez:
Perez begat Hezron,

{ heart }   [RU] 4v19

And Hezron begat Ram,
and Ram begat Amminadab,

{ heart }   [RU] 4v20

And Amminadab begat Nahshon,
and Nahshon begat Salmon,

{ heart }   [RU] 4v21

And Salmon begat Boaz,
and Boaz begat Obed,

{ heart }   [RU] 4v22

And Obed begat Jesse,
and Jesse begat David.