More Ruth commentaries. Times still aren't easy back in Bethlehem (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. The expression that stands in King James's version thus, "and to her gods," is rendered by Dr. Cassel "and to her God." The harvest was now over. Add to my study list. A Decided Future - Ruth 1:6-14. The directions given to Ruth by Naomi. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) Scofield: Definitions: Interlinear: Library: Topical Studies: X-References: Verse Comparison: Ruth 1:15. 3. Commentary Read Ruth 1:1-5 ... Read Ruth 1:15-18 Verse 15-18 — See Ruth's resolution, and her good affection to Naomi. Ruth 1:16. rut 1:16 And she said, Behold, thy sister-in-law is gone back to her people, and to her gods: return thou after thy sister-in-law. Ruth 1:1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. Posted on Oct 12, 2002 by Beyond Today Editor Estimated reading time: 12 minutes. Not even another entreaty in verse 15 can get Ruth to leave. Now in verses 8 and 9 Boaz approaches Ruth and shows her great kindness, even though she is a … 1. Ruth's Faithfulness. (Ruth 1:8) But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back each Ruth 2:14-23 Boaz invites Ruth to lunch. Commentary for Ruth 1:15. Chapter 3 Introduction. Backsliding. 7 With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah. Follow 0310 > your sister-in-law 02994 > back home 07725 > !” 1:16 But Ruth 07327 > replied 0559 > , “Stop 0408 > urging 06293 > me to abandon 0310 > 07725 > 05800 > you! 1:15 To her gods - Those that forsake the communion of saints, will certainly break off their communion with God. (1-5) Boaz acknowledges the duty of a kinsman. Verses 20b-23 Boaz was a member of Elimelech’s family (see verse 1). The third reason for verses 8–13 is to make Ruth's faithfulness to Naomi appear amazing. Notice these instances where God made provision: w Ruth came to know Him (1:1-4) would ye stay for them from having husbands? Ruth 1:15. Ruth 1:15 Context. Ruth 4:7-12 Boaz marries Ruth. By now the reader knows that nothing in this book happens by chance, and when on the very next day the next-of-kin happens to pass by the gate where Boaz has sat down, this too is attributable to the hand of God. (14-18) Commentary on Ruth 3:1-5 (Read Ruth 3:1-5) The married state should be a rest, as much as any thing upon earth can be so, as it ought to fix the affections and form a connexion for life. We will be utilizing the Complete Jewish Bible translation unless otherwise noted. Genealogically, Ruth looks back almost 900 years to events in the time of Jacob ( 4:11 ) and forward about 100 years to the coming reign of David ( 4:17 , 22 ). Bible Study Commentary: Book of Ruth Chapter 1. Naomi imagines the impossible: were she to have more sons they could take Ruth and Orpah as their wives. He would protect Ruth as she continued to find food in his fields. We will be utilizing the Complete Jewish Bible translation unless otherwise noted. After the *barley harvest, it was the wheat harvest. She moves from emptiness to fullness (Ruth 1:21; 3:17; see notes on Ruth 1:1,3,5–6,12,21–22; 3:17; 4:15), from destitution (Ruth 1:1–5) to security and hope (Ruth 4:13–17). Ruth is also one of the few places in the male-dominated world of Scripture where women play the major roles and are the central characters. Ruth 3:1-18 Ruth’s redemption is assured. Ruth 1:2 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. (6-13) Ruth's return to her mother-in-law. Ruth 1:15. rut 1:15. Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! Bible Commentary for Ruth 1:15. He wastes no time arranging for the legal resolution of the issue (Ruth 4:1–12). And she said unto her, Go, my daughter. Ruth 4:1-6 Sacrifice is necessary. Boaz accepts Ruth’s request to marry her if her next of kin relinquishes his right to do so. The book of Ruth also teaches us about the providence of God in the lives of those who determine to follow Him. Ruth boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. Verse 14 says that Orpah kissed Naomi goodbye but Ruth clung to her. The Biblical Illustrator. Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:15. Why Has Ruth Found Favor? Wesley's Notes for Ruth 1:15. (12) Nowhere in the Book of Ruth is Naomi praised. Parkhurst, Jr. Ruth is praised several times, and Boaz likewise is praised. Rabbis read these books in the synagogue on five special occasions during the year—Ruth being read at Pentecost due to the harvest scenes of Ruth 2–3. Ruth 1:15-22 Ruth is committed to Naomi. 12 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; 13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? Verses 6-22: The death of Elimelech and his two sons (1:3, 5), prepared the way for Naomi and Ruth to leave Orpah in Moab (1:6-14), and return together to Beth-lehem (1:15-22). The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School Series) for Sunday, August 14, 2011, is from Ruth 1:8-18.Five Questions for Discussion follow the Bible Lesson Commentary below. Introduction to Ruth (Ruth 1) October 12 The book of Ruth chronologically overlaps the book of Judges. As the proverb (16:9) says, "A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." 2 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. Bible Commentary Ruth 1. The older women do not praise Naomi; they praise God for the way He has blessed Naomi, and thus corrected her distorted perspective that God was unduly harsh toward her in chapter 1. Ruth 4:13-22 Grandfather of David is born to Ruth especially 1 Sm 20:13. nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me. Chemosh was the grand idol of the Moabites. 1:15 So Naomi said >, “Look >, your sister-in-law > is returning > to > her people > and to > her god >. Thy sister-in-law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods. Ruth 1:15. But unlike the book of Judges, Ruth is not part of the second major division of the Old Testament, known as the Prophets. Ruth 1 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; A Famine - Ruth 1. by I Gordon 'Doth that man love his Lord who would be willing to see Jesus wearing a crown of thorns, while for himself he craves a chaplet of laurel? Ruth 4:1-15, “1 Meanwhile, Bo'az had gone up to the gate and had sat down there, when the redeemer of whom Bo'az had spoken passed by. Naomi and Ruth Return to Bethlehem 6 When Naomi heard in Moab ( N ) that the Lord had come to the aid of his people ( O ) by providing food ( P ) for them, she and her daughters-in-law ( Q ) prepared to return home from there. Biblical Commentary Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: For the context for this passage, see the exegesis on verse 1. Also note these verses from Matthew: “Salmon became the father of Boaz by Rahab (the harlot). Introduction: As we walk along life’s highway, we never really know where we are going, do we?We may have plans, maps, and gas for a trip, but in reality we are as blind to what will happen one second from now as if our physical eyes were blind and we were on a twisting, crooked, dangerous path. 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 … 'Such-and-such,' he said, 'come over, and sit down'; so he came over and sat down. In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 1:15-22. This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth, and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. The conversion of Ruth probably commenced at this time. And, although not stated in the biblical text, Talmudic tradition names the same author for both—the prophet Samuel. (Rth 3:10-11) Boaz's response. A Disturbed Family - Ruth 1:1-5. Ruth 1:6 "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 1:15-22 Returning to the Promised Land. Ruth is a story of biblical proportions including everything from famine, widows, gleaning in the fields, levirate marriage, and justice at the gate to the birth of children of destiny. Ruth 2:1-13 Ruth meets Boaz. 1:15 To her gods - Those that forsake the communion of saints, will certainly break off their communion with God. 1:15-16). The backslidings of such as set out fair, and do begin well, is a sore temptation to young converts and proselytes. All through the time of harvest, Ruth worked in the fields that belonged to Boaz. Ruth 1:1-14 Choices we make in life. Commentary on Ruth 1:8-18 By L.G. Gone back - unto her gods - They were probably both idolaters, their having been proselytes is an unfounded conjecture. infer that Ruth was converted from her idolatrous ways into the religion of the Jews (cp. In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 4:1-15. Login or Create an Account. This is all the more amazing after Naomi's grim description of their future with her. Orpah was loth to part from her; yet she did not love her well enough to leave Moab for her sake. * [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. 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