Life and Loss
Ruth 1:1-5
This beautiful story of redemption had a bitter beginning.
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Published October 9th, 2019
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Ruth 1:1-5
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Although Elimelech and his family went to Moab in search of a better life, nevertheless, they encountered bitter loss.
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Ruth 1:1-5
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In the days a when the judges ruled
וַיְהִי בִּימֵי שְׁפֹט הַשֹּׁפְטִים
there was b a famine in the land,
וַיְהִי רָעָב בָּאָרֶץ
and [with the result that] a man of c Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab ,
וַיֵּלֶךְ אִישׁ מִבֵּית לֶחֶם יְהוּדָה לָגוּר בִּשְׂדֵי מוֹאָב
[that is] he and his wife and his two sons.
הוּא וְאִשְׁתּוֹ וּשְׁנֵי בָנָיו׃
[That is] The name of the man was Elimelech
וְשֵׁם הָאִישׁ אֱלִימֶלֶךְ
and the name of his wife Naomi,
וְשֵׁם אִשְׁתּוֹ נָעֳמִי
and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion.
וְשֵׁם שְׁנֵי־בָנָיו׀ מַחְלוֹן וְכִלְיוֹן
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[That is] They were d Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah .
אֶפְרָתִים מִבֵּית לֶחֶם יְהוּדָה
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[in other words,] They went into the country of Moab
וַיָּבֹאוּ שְׂדֵי־מוֹאָב
and [with the result that they] remained there.
וַיִּהְיוּ־שָׁם׃
But [nevertheless] Elimelech, the husband of Naomi , died ,
וַיָּמָת אֱלִימֶלֶךְ אִישׁ נָעֳמִי וַתִּשָּׁאֵר
and she was left with her two sons.
הִיא וּשְׁנֵי בָנֶיהָ׃
[Then] These took Moabite wives;
וַיִּשְׂאוּ לָהֶם נָשִׁים מֹאֲבִיּוֹת
[that is] the name of the one was Orpah
שֵׁם הָאַחַת עָרְפָּה
and the name of the other Ruth.
וְשֵׁם הַשֵּׁנִית רוּת
[Then] They lived there about ten years,
וַיֵּשְׁבוּ שָׁם כְּעֶשֶׂר שָׁנִים׃
and both Mahlon and Chilion died ,
וַיָּמוּתוּ גַם־שְׁנֵיהֶם מַחְלוֹן וְכִלְיוֹן
so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband .
וַתִּשָּׁאֵר הָאִשָּׁה מִשְּׁנֵי יְלָדֶיהָ וּמֵאִישָׁהּ׃
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A progression of pain.
Concessive because, although Elimelech and his family went to Moab in search of a better life, nevertheless they encountered tragedy and loss.
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Ruth 1:1-5 ESV
Ruth 1:1-5
Ruth Naomi Widowed 1 1 In the days a when the judges ruled there was b a famine in the land, and a man of c Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 2 The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were d Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there. 3 But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4 These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years, 5 and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband.
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