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But she said to them, "Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. Naomi had no idea - not the slightest - of how greatly God was going to bless her in a short time. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Are there still sons in my womb: According to the laws of ancient Israel, if a young woman was left widowed, without having had a son, then one of her deceased husband's brothers was responsible for being a "surrogate father" and providing her with a son. Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. -------------------- i. Ruth 1:11-13a 2 Ruth 1:1 (letter c) – unintended consequence: Ishmael is the father of the Arab peoples. Pentateuch John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible 1. p. 48. so Biship Patrick. It was disobeying the spirit of God’s law, and holding of little value the blessings of the land of promise. And it happened, when they had come to Bethlehem, that all the city was excited because of them; and the women said, "Is this Naomi?" Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. -------------------- Wisdom Literature General Epistles 1 In the days when the judges ruled in Israel, a severe famine came upon the land. But Ruth said: "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; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. c. The hand of the LORD has gone out against me: Despite this feeling, Naomi is going back to the land of Israel - and going back to her God. Obed became the father of Jesse. She wasn't going to go home, pretend everything was fine, and be "pleasant." The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, The Gospels She felt the tragedies were an example of God's affliction because she could not see the end of His plan. If you think you will persuade your friends or relatives to Jesus by your compromise, you are mistaken. i. Naomi didn't accuse God of doing something wrong against her. 1. ii. He currently serves now as the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara. KJV, alternate versions, Hebrew text with concordance, commentaries. ", iii. General Epistles And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. 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In Ruth 1:9, Naomi described marriage as a place of rest: The LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband. This was more than change of address. Thus, many have a value and affection for Christ, yet come short of salvation by him, because they will not forsake other things for him. Thank you for registering. 1. Historical Books Johannine Writings Bethlehem (1:19 -22) 3. 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But the rabbis go on to say that in recompense for the four miles that she went with Naomi, Orpah gave birth to four sons - Goliath and his three brothers. The LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband." Commentary on Ruth 1:15-18 (Read Ruth 1:15-18) See Ruth's resolution, and her good affection to Naomi. Yet as soon as Naomi stood and said, "I'm going back to the God of Israel, I'll put my fate in His hands" Ruth stood with her. But a choice had to be made, and Orpah chose to stay in Moab, while Ruth clung to Naomi. The country of Moab - Here, and in Ruth 1:2, Ruth 1:22; Ruth 4:3, literally, "the field" or "fields." a. But through that one thing she had left, God was going to bring unbelievable blessing into her life. 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? The land of Moab seems to have been of exceptional richness and fertility, as allusions in the threats of Isaiah 16 Jeremiah 38, indicate. Poetical Books i. You will never win any soul to the right by a compromise with the wrong. Though she felt that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me, she did not grow bitter against God. Pauline Epistles Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. i. Arabs are, generally speaking, are among Israel’s most relentless and ruthless enemies. CHAPTER 3. In chapter 4 verses 18-22,there is a list of people who were born into Ruth’s family. The Old Testament Jesse became the father of King David. 2 The man’s name was Elimelech, and his wife … Now the two of them went until they came to Bethlehem. a. (t) Theolog. Naomi could have stayed in Moab all of her life wishing things were different, but she did something to receive what God had to give her. So Ruth went out into the fields, followed the men harvesting the barley and began to pick up the leftover grain. Background: Elimelech and his sons. Alright, so with 2:1 we have the end of the introductory material. The Argument - This book is called Ruth, who is the main person spoken of in this writing. A famine - Caused probably by one of the hostile invasions recorded in the Book of Judges. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point The book of Ruth is a beautiful story. ii. a. Jewish traditions say this request of Naomi came four miles outside of Moab; and that Orpah shed only four tears over the thought of parting from her mother-in-law Naomi. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible Luke-Acts Judah is added by way of distinction from the Bethlehem in the tribe of Zebulun (Joshua 19:15). Ruth . Ruth Ruth 2 Commentary Sermon Bible Study Summary. She had been widowed, had lost both her sons, and believed that she had caused each calamity by her disobedience. (4-16) Ruth returns to her mother-in-law. (q) Seder Olam Rabba, c. 12. p. 33. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. And she calls him to fulfill his duty as the goel. (Trapp). A. Naomi’s instructions to Ruth. It would appear that this account belongs to the time of the judges. Each of these were raised up by God, not to rule as kings, but to lead Israel during a specific challenge, and then to go back to obscurity. Pauline Epistles This story is about an ordinary family whose members suffered manylosses but God went on looking after them. The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me." 1. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. The New Testament Your trust in God, and turning towards Him in tough times, will often be the thing that draws others to the LORD. This Gentile woman, once far from God, had drawn near to Him. Minor Prophets Bava Bathra, fol. There will be a podcast each week that goes along with the blog post so you can listen to it on the FaithFully Yours podcast which is on iTunes and Spotify. She was going to be honest, and say "Here I am and my life has been bitter.". c. She kissed them … they lifted up their voices and wept: This emotion shown is evidence of the real relationship of love between Naomi and her daughters-in-law. (1-3) The kindness of Boaz to Ruth. She was deciding to follow the LORD. Prophets "Hesed encompasses deeds of mercy performed by a more powerful party for the benefit of the weaker one." The best commentaries on Ruth ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. Go, return each to her mother's house: By all common sense, this was the wise thing to do. The New Testament Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. d. Went to sojourn: This means to leave with the intention to return. Luke-Acts Based on the NKJV, Guzik’s commentaries assume the full trustworthiness and authority of Scripture, combining insights from scholars throughout the ages. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. of Scripture. 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? Ruth and Orpah both felt the same feelings but Ruth did differently than Orpah. -------------------- We do not know who wrote Ruth. a. Now they took wives of the women of Moab: Mahlon and Chilion grew, and took wives among the Moabite women, named Orpah and Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years. 1. fol. (17-23) Commentary on Ruth 2:1-3 (Read Ruth 2:1-3) Observe Ruth's humility. Because it is about ordinary people, this story can helpus today. 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. c. Your God, my God: Ten years of Naomi's compromise in Moab never made Ruth confess her allegiance to the God of Israel. b. She wanted to be part of the good things that God was doing. -------------------- And your God, [will be] my God meant that Naomi's relationship with God made an impact on Ruth. The Targum says this was the sixth famine that had been in the world, and it was in the days of Boaz, who is called Ibzan the just, and who was of Bethlehemjudah; but it is more probable that it was in the days of Gideon, as before observed, than in the days of Ibzan. "This book is called Ruth, who is the main person spoken of in this writing. Perhaps you are sincere, but you are mistaken. But Ruth's commitment to Naomi went even further: And your God, [will be] my God. 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