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 that the LORD had visited His people by giving them bread. 1. fol. 4. This story is about an ordinary family whose members suffered manylosses but God went on looking after them. said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean--The right of gleaning was conferred by a positive law on the widow, the poor, and the stranger [ Ruth 2:3] was not a right that could be claimed; it was a privilege granted or refused according to the good will or favor of the owner. 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. So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. She had heard in the country of Moab that the LORD had visited His people, She went out from the place where she was, The LORD deal kindly with you … The LORD grant that you may find rest, The LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband, She kissed them … they lifted up their voices and wept, even if I should have a husband tonight and should also bear sons, The hand of the LORD has gone out against me, the hand of the LORD has gone out against me, They lifted up their voices and wept again, Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her, Wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me, The two of them went until they came to Bethlehem, The Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me … the LORD has brought me home again empty … the LORD has testified against me, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Revelation 4-6 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Expostion of John the Baptist (Chuck Missler), Sermon on the Mount Part 1 (Chuck Missler), Intro. Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 – 22 June 1714) was an English commentator on the Bible, who published his works in 1706, (six-volume Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708–1710) or Complete Commentary), provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the Bible, … Prophets 3. (r) Works, vol. -------------------- -------------------- Minor Prophets -------------------- c. Orpah kissed her mother-in-law: What happened to Orpah? Prophets When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she stopped speaking to her. Ruth and Orpah both felt the same feelings but Ruth did differently than Orpah. By Naomi's Instructions, Ruth Lies at Boaz's Feet, Who Acknowledges the Duty of a Kinsman.By Naomi’s advice, Ruth lieth at Boaz’s feet, Ruth 3:1-7. We can imagine along the way, Ruth asking her mother-in-law Naomi all about the God of Israel and the land of Israel. If Naomi was bitter or angry against God, she probably would have gone another way - further from the God of Israel, rather than back to Him. Bava Bathra, fol. He currently serves now as the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara. The events in it happenedover 3000 years ago. 2. Perhaps it was a familiar storythat a *scribe wrote down after King David’s death. (17-23) Commentary on Ruth 2:1-3 (Read Ruth 2:1-3) Observe Ruth's humility. i. Commentaries on Bible Books Genesis Joshua and Ruth Judges 1 Samuel Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther Job Proverbs Gospel of Mark Gospel of John Acts Romans Ephesians Philippians and Colossians Hebrews 1 & 2 Peter Bible Question Class Books Genesis Joshua and Ruth Judges 1 Samuel Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther Job Proverbs Ecclesiastes Isaiah Gospel of Matthew Gospel of Mark Gospel of … Perhaps you are sincere, but you are mistaken. Your trust in God, and turning towards Him in tough times, will often be the thing that draws others to the LORD. a. Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. Minor Prophets God intends that each marriage be a place and source, of rest, peace, and refreshment in life. Hist. General Epistles I want to study the book of Ruth with you for the next four weeks!! Luke-Acts Prophets The Threshing Floor (3:1 -18) 5. During that time there was a famine in Judah. Wisdom Literature i. Ruth 1:16 "And Ruth said, Entreat 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:" “Thy God my God”: This testimony evidenced Ruth’s conversion from worshiping Chemosh to Jehovah of Israel (1 Thess. (Rth 1:1) A sojourn in Moab. (Trapp). The Gospels And she said to her, "Go, my daughter." And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. 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?" a. loc. I am so excited to start this new Bible study on Mondays!! 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. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. ii. l. 1. c. 5. p. 22. Ruth was obviously written to explain how David happened to be the descendant of a Moabite woman. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. Commentary on Ruth 1:15-18 (Read Ruth 1:15-18) See Ruth's resolution, and her good affection to Naomi. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. There was no one to support you, and you had to live on the generosity of strangers. We continue in our Ruth 2 commentary… Ruth 2 Commentary: Verse 1. But Naomi said, "Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? 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. ii. Johannine Writings The precise date cannot be ascertained. a. I went out full, and the LORD has brought me home again empty. Wisdom Literature Many hear of the good things God is doing in the lives of others, and only wish they could have some of it - instead of actually setting out to receive it. There was a famine in the land — This makes it probable that the things here recorded came to pass in the days of Gideon, for that is the only time when we read of a famine in the days of the judges; namely, when the Midianites, Amalekites, &c., came and destroyed the increase of the earth, and left no sustenance for Israel, nor for their cattle, Jdg 6:3-4. She wasn't going to go home, pretend everything was fine, and be "pleasant." 1. p. 48. And they dwelt there about ten years. First, Naomi and Ruth return to Bethlehem, just in time for the barley harvest (1:19-22). Ruth 1:11-13a 2 Ruth 1:1 (letter c) – unintended consequence: Ishmael is the father of the Arab peoples. 2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible 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. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Biblical Commentary Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: For the context for this passage, see the exegesis on verse 1. ((p) T. Bab. In chapter two, we learn … Continue reading "Commentary on Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17" Luke-Acts 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. All the city was excited because of them: Bethlehem was just a large village; everyone in the village would have known everyone else, and remembered those who had left years ago. But Ruth's commitment to Naomi went even further: And your God, [will be] my God. (1-3) The kindness of Boaz to Ruth. Orpah was loth to part from her; yet she did not love her well enough to leave Moab for her sake. 1:9-10). 1. i. So Naomi returned: Naomi came back repentant and honest. The Gospels Are there still sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? The Whole Bible The name Elimelech means "God is king" - but he didn't really live as if God was his king. Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. In the days when the Judges ruled: This account begins in the closing days of the Judges, a 400 year period of general anarchy and oppression when the Israelites were not ruled by kings, but by periodic deliverers whom God raised up when the nation sought Him again. Ruth gleans in the field of Boaz. i. All she had left was one daughter-in-law, Ruth. She had lost all kinds of material possessions. But men have always concocted traditions to make up for what they don't know. The Old Testament She acknowledged His total control over all circumstances. b. Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her: There comes a place in our following after God where it comes down to doing. Ruth 2:1-3. 2 The man’s name was Elimelech, and his wife was Naomi. Instead, she showed that she trusted the sovereignty of God, and knew that despite her personal calamities, He is a good God who blesses. 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 name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion; Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. The Old Testament GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Pauline Epistles Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Major Prophets b. ii. Only a bold stand for Jesus will really do it. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Then he gave them new gifts to makethem glad. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point -------------------- iii. Wisdom Literature 1-2 There was a time when judges ruled Israel. -------------------- 1. This in… Though she felt that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me, she did not grow bitter against God. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. 1 In the days when the judges ruled in Israel, a severe famine came upon the land. The book of Ruth is a beautiful story. ", iii. -------------------- General Epistles The journey of the family from Bethlehem would probably first lead them near Jericho, and so across the fords of the Jordan into the territory of the tribe of Reuben. -------------------- 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. i. It would appear that this account belongs to the time of the judges. She wanted to be part of the good things that God was doing. iii. 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. Before that he served as director and teacher at Calvary Chapel Bible College, Germany, following more than 20 years of pastoral ministry. But she knew there was a sovereign God of heaven, and didn't think she had just run into a string of "bad luck. Luke-Acts The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me." 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. Based on the NKJV, Guzik’s commentaries assume the full trustworthiness and authority of Scripture, combining insights from scholars throughout the ages. (Rth 1:15-18) Ruth's eloquent statement of faith. And she calls him to fulfill his duty as the goel. It is sometimes difficult to discern why tragic things happen. Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband. The LORD deal kindly with you … The LORD grant that you may find rest: With these words Naomi freely blessed them. She felt that the calamity which came upon her family came because they were disobedient, probably in leaving the Promised Land of Israel and marrying their sons to Moabite women. She had heard in the country of Moab that the LORD had visited His people: From distant Moab, Naomi heard that God was doing good things back in Israel. Pentateuch "Many are humbled, but not humble; low, but not lowly. a. Naomi had no family in Moab, and no one else to help her. Also note these verses from Matthew: “Salmon became the father of Boaz by Rahab (the harlot). Ruth 1:1. (1) A sojourn in Moab. Cookie Notice: Minor Prophets Pentateuch Pentateuch Obed became the father of Jesse. i. ii. a. 5. Pauline Epistles -------------------- Historical Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point She was deciding to follow the LORD. 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. The Gospels We can imagine one of the villagers asking, "Naomi, if God has dealt very bitterly with you, if the LORD has brought you home empty, if the LORD has testified against you, then why have you come back?" Elimelech Moves His Family to Moab. 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