Ruth 1:4
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English Standard Version
These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years,

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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 dwelt there about ten years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they took wives of the women of Moab, of which one was called Orpha, and the other Ruth. And they dwelt there ten years.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they took to themselves wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelt there about ten years.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Benjaminites adopted this advice. They took to themselves wives according to their number, i.e., two hundred (according to Judges 21:12, compared with Judges 20:47), whom they caught from the dancing daughters of Shiloh, and returned with them into their inheritance, where they rebuilt the towns that had been reduced to ashes, and dwelt therein.

Ruth 1:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they took The Targum says, `they transgressed the decree of the Lord, and took to them strange women.'

wives

Deuteronomy 7:3 Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give to his son, nor his daughter shall you take to your son.

Deuteronomy 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD...

1 Kings 11:1,2 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians...


Ruth

Matthew 1:5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

Cross References
Ruth 1:3
But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons.

Ruth 1:5
and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband.

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