For more than twenty years, has consistently provided free content from a Bible-believing perspective to our thousands of annual visitors. We do not run ads or charge for access to this wealth of Bible study materials, outlines, preaching, teaching, and so much more! Expenses to maintain our hosting, servers, etc. are provided by the generous donations of God's people. If you have been helped and blessed by LTB through the years, would you help us continue to maintain and support this growing ministry by partnering with us with a onetime or monthly gift?
To those who read, listen, and share our content, we are extremely grateful! Please continue to pray for us and "Thank You!" for 20 great years!

The Book of Ruth: Chapter 1, Verses 1-5 (Ruth 1:1-5)

Font Size: Up | Down
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 Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.
Words | Detail
And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
Words | Detail
And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.
Words | Detail
And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.
Words | Detail
And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.
Words | Detail
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.
Words | Detail
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.
Words | Detail
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.
Words | Detail
The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.
Words | Detail
And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.
Words | Detail
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?
Words | Detail
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 to night, and should also bear sons;
Words | Detail
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.
Words | Detail
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.
Words | Detail
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.
Words | Detail
And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to 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:
Words | Detail
Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.
Words | Detail
When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.
Words | Detail
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?
Words | Detail
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.
Words | Detail
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?
Words | Detail
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.
Words | Detail

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 14:24

The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
Content from Ruth 1
Most Common Words
  • the: 144 time(s)
  • and: 122 time(s)
  • of: 88 time(s)
  • And: 69 time(s)
  • her: 52 time(s)
  • in: 50 time(s)
  • to: 48 time(s)
  • she: 48 time(s)
  • unto: 47 time(s)
  • that: 46 time(s)
  • said: 45 time(s)
  • thou: 39 time(s)
  • I: 32 time(s)
  • thee: 30 time(s)
  • he: 29 time(s)
  • it: 28 time(s)
  • a: 27 time(s)
  • was: 25 time(s)
  • me: 25 time(s)
  • his: 25 time(s)
  • not: 24 time(s)
  • for: 23 time(s)
  • be: 22 time(s)
  • they: 21 time(s)
  • my: 21 time(s)
  • Naomi: 20 time(s)
  • Boaz: 20 time(s)
  • thy: 19 time(s)
  • law: 19 time(s)
  • with: 18 time(s)