Ruth 1:20
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New International Version
"Don't call me Naomi," she told them. "Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter.

New Living Translation
"Don't call me Naomi," she responded. "Instead, call me Mara, for the Almighty has made life very bitter for me.

English Standard Version
She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

New American Standard Bible
She said to them, "Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

King James Bible
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara," she answered, "for the Almighty has made me very bitter.

International Standard Version
But Naomi replied, "Don't call me 'Naomi'! Call me 'Mara'! That's because the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me.

NET Bible
But she replied to them, "Don't call me 'Naomi'! Call me 'Mara' because the Sovereign One has treated me very harshly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She answered them, "Don't call me Naomi [Sweet]. Call me Mara [Bitter] because the Almighty has made my life very bitter.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she said unto them: 'Call me not Naomi, call me Marah; for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

New American Standard 1977
And she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

King James 2000 Bible
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

American King James Version
And she said to them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

American Standard Version
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara; for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But she said to them: Call me not Noemi, (that is, beautiful,) but call me Mara, (that is, bitter,) for the Almighty hath quite filled me with bitterness.

Darby Bible Translation
And she said to them, Call me not Naomi -- call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

English Revised Version
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she said to them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

World English Bible
She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Young's Literal Translation
And she saith unto them, 'Call me not Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly to me,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:19-22 Naomi and Ruth came to Bethlehem. Afflictions will make great and surprising changes in a little time. May God, by his grace, fit us for all such changes, especially the great change!, Naomi signifies pleasant, or amiable; Mara, bitter, or bitterness. She was now a woman of a sorrowful spirit. She had come home empty, poor, a widow and childless. But there is a fulness for believers of which they never can be emptied; a good part which shall not be taken from those who have it. The cup of affliction is a bitter cup, but she owns that the affliction came from God. It well becomes us to have our hearts humbled under humbling providences. It is not affliction itself, but affliction rightly borne, that does us good.
Study Bible
Naomi and Ruth Return to Bethlehem
19So they both went until they came to Bethlehem. And when they had come to Bethlehem, all the city was stirred because of them, and the women said, "Is this Naomi?" 20She said to them, "Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 21"I went out full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has witnessed against me and the Almighty has afflicted me?"…
Cross References
Exodus 6:3
and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name, LORD, I did not make Myself known to them.

Exodus 15:23
When they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah.

Job 6:4
"For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, Their poison my spirit drinks; The terrors of God are arrayed against me.
Treasury of Scripture

And she said to them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Naomi. that is, Pleasant
Mara. that is, Bitter
the Almighty

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to …

Genesis 43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send …

Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not …

Job 11:7 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection?

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, said the Lord, …

Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb …

dealt

Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof …

Job 19:6 Know now that God has overthrown me, and has compassed me with his net.

Psalm 73:14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

Psalm 88:15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer …

Isaiah 38:13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my …

Lamentations 3:1-20 I AM the man that has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath…

Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous…

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