Ruth 1:14
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New International Version
At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her.

New Living Translation
And again they wept together, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye. But Ruth clung tightly to Naomi.

English Standard Version
Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

New American Standard Bible
And they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

King James Bible
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Again they wept loudly, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

International Standard Version
They began to cry loudly again. So Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye, but Ruth remained with her.

NET Bible
Again they wept loudly. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung tightly to her.

New Heart English Bible
They lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law and returned to her people, but Ruth clung to her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They began to cry loudly again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth held on to her tightly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law; but Ruth cleaved unto her.

New American Standard 1977
And they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they lifted up their voice and wept again, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth cleaved unto her.

King James 2000 Bible
And they lifted up their voices, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law; but Ruth clung to her.

American King James Version
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth joined to her.

American Standard Version
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clave unto her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they lifted up their voice, and began to weep again: Orpha kissed her mother in law and returned: Ruth stuck close to her mother in law.

Darby Bible Translation
And they lifted up their voice and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clave to her.

English Revised Version
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law; but Ruth cleaved to her.

World English Bible
They lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth joined with her.

Young's Literal Translation
And they lift up their voice, and weep again, and Orpah kisseth her mother-in-law, and Ruth hath cleaved to her.
Study Bible
Ruth's Loyalty to Naomi
13would you therefore wait until they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters; for it is harder for me than for you, for the hand of the LORD has gone forth against me." 14And they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. 15Then she said, "Behold, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and her gods; return after your sister-in-law."…
Cross References
Ruth 1:13
would you therefore wait until they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters; for it is harder for me than for you, for the hand of the LORD has gone forth against me."

Ruth 1:15
Then she said, "Behold, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and her gods; return after your sister-in-law."

2 Samuel 19:39
All the people crossed over the Jordan and the king crossed too. The king then kissed Barzillai and blessed him, and he returned to his place.
Treasury of Scripture

And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth joined to her.

Orpah

Genesis 31:28,55 And have not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? you have …

1 Kings 19:20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray …

Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: …

Matthew 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: …

2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is …

but Ruth the LXX. add, (), `and returned to her own people.' The Vulgate Syriac, and Arabic, are to the same purpose. It seems a very natural addition, and agrees with the assertion in the next verse; and is accordingly adopted by Houbignant as a part of the text.

Deuteronomy 4:4 But you that did join to the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.

Deuteronomy 10:20 You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him …

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 18:24 A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a …

Isaiah 14:1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, …

Zechariah 8:23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, …

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, …

John 6:66-69 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him…

Acts 17:34 However, certain men joined to him, and believed: among the which …

Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that …

(14) Kissed.--Orpah, though unwilling to leave her mother-in-law, and though warmly attached to her, still thinks of the hardships of the journey, of the hardships when the journey is done; and the comforts of home detain her.

Verse 14. - And they, the daughters-in-law, lifted up their voice in unison and unity, as if instead of two voices there had been but one. Hence the propriety of the singular number, as in ver. 9. And wept again. The "again" doubles back on the statement in ver. 9. With uplifted voice, in shrill Oriental wail, and amid streams of tears, they bemoaned their hapless lot. Then, after the paroxysm of grief had somewhat spent itself, Orpah yielded to her mother-in-law's dissuasives, and at length imprinted on her, reluctantly and passionately, a farewell kiss. Then, not waiting to ascertain the ultimate decision of Ruth, or rather, perhaps, having now a fixed presentiment what it would be, she moved regretfully and tearfully away. She was afraid, perhaps, that if she, as well as Ruth, should insist on accompanying her mother-in-law, the two might be unreasonably burdensome to the aged widow. Perhaps, too, she was not without fear that her own burden in a foreign land, amid strangers, might be too heavy to be borne. There is not, however, the slightest need for supposing that she was, in any respect, deficient in attachment to her mother-in-law. But, it is added, Ruth clave to her mother-in-law, all reasonings, remonstrances, dissuasives on Naomi's part notwithstanding. Ruth would not be parted from her. "Clave." It is the same word that is used in the primitive law of marriage. "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). It occurs again in Psalm 63:8: "My soul followeth hard after thee; and in Psalm 119:31: "I have stuck to thy testimonies." Joshua said, "Cleave unto the Lord thy God" (Joshua 23:8); and many have had sweet, while others have had bitter, experience of the truth that "there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother" (Proverbs 18:24).

CHAPTER 1:15-22. And they lifted up their voice, and wept again,.... Not being able to bear the thought of parting, or that they must be obliged to it:

and Orpah kissed her mother in law; gave her the parting kiss, as the Jews (e) call it; and which was used by other people (f); but not without affection to her, and took her leave of her, as her kiss testified, since it must be so; and being moved by her reasons, and having a greater inclination to her own country than Ruth had; of the kiss at parting, see Genesis 31:28.

but Ruth clave unto her; hung about her, would not part from her, but cleaved unto her in body and mind; forsaking her own people, and her father's house; neither the thought of them, nor of her native country, nor of not having an husband, or any likelihood of it, nor of poverty and distress, had any manner of influence upon her, but determined she was to go and abide with her.

(e) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 70. fol. 62. 4. Shemot, sect. 5. fol. 94. 4. (f) "----discedens oscula nulla dedi". Ovid. Ephesians 3. ver. 14. 1:6-14 Naomi began to think of returning, after the death of her two sons. When death comes into a family, it ought to reform what is amiss there. Earth is made bitter to us, that heaven may be made dear. Naomi seems to have been a person of faith and piety. She dismissed her daughters-in-law with prayer. It is very proper for friends, when they part, to part with them thus part in love. Did Naomi do well, to discourage her daughters from going with her, when she might save them from the idolatry of Moab, and bring them to the faith and worship of the God of Israel? Naomi, no doubt, desired to do that; but if they went with her, she would not have them to go upon her account. Those that take upon them a profession of religion only to oblige their friends, or for the sake of company, will be converts of small value. If they did come with her, she would have them make it their deliberate choice, and sit down first and count the cost, as it concerns those to do who make a profession of religion. And more desire rest in the house of a husband, or some wordly settlement or earthly satisfaction, than the rest to which Christ invites our souls; therefore when tried they will depart from Christ, though perhaps with some sorrow.
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