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Elimelech driven by famine into Moab dieth there, as do also his sons Mahlon and Chilion, who had married Moabitish wives. Naomi the wife of Elimelech prepareth to return, but dissuadeth her daughters in law from going with her; of whom Orpah leaveth her, but Ruth with great constancy accompanieth her. They two come to Bethlehem, where the inhabitants flock around with enquiries concerning them.
NOW it came to pass ain the days when the judges 1ruled, that there bwas a famine in the land. And a certain man of cBeth-lehem-judah dwent to *sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.
¶Then kshe 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 lvisited his mpeople in giving them bread.
When she saw that she 7was stedfastly minded to go with her, dthen she left speaking unto her.
¶So they two went until they came to eBeth-lehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Beth-lehem, that fall the city was moved about them, and they said, gIs this Naomi?