Ruth 1:4
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New International Version
They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years,

New Living Translation
The two sons married Moabite women. One married a woman named Orpah, and the other a woman named Ruth. But about ten years later,

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,

New American Standard Bible
They took for themselves Moabite women as wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. And 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her sons took Moabite women as their wives: one was named Orpah and the second was named Ruth. After they lived in Moab about 10 years,

International Standard Version
Each of her sons married Moabite women: one named Orpah and the other named Ruth. After they lived there about ten years,

NET Bible
So her sons married Moabite women. (One was named Orpah and the other Ruth.) And they continued to live there about ten years.

New Heart English Bible
And they took for themselves wives from the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they lived there about ten years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each son married a woman from Moab. One son married a woman named Orpah, and the other son married a woman named Ruth. They lived there for about ten years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
And they took for themselves Moabite women as wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. And they lived there about ten years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who took wives for themselves 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.

King James 2000 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 King James 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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And they took them Moabitish wives; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the second Ruth: and they abode there about 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.

World English Bible
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 lived there about ten years.

Young's Literal Translation
and they take to them wives, Moabitesses: the name of the one is Orpah, and the name of the second Ruth; and they dwell there about ten years.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-5 Elimelech's care to provide for his family, was not to be blamed; but his removal into the country of Moab could not be justified. And the removal ended in the wasting of his family. It is folly to think of escaping that cross, which, being laid in our way, we ought to take up. Changing our place seldom is mending it. Those who bring young people into bad acquaintance, and take them out of the way of public ordinances, thought they may think them well-principled, and armed against temptation, know not what will be the end. It does not appear that the women the sons of Elimelech married, were proselyted to the Jewish religion. Earthly trials or enjoyments are of short continuance. Death continually removes those of every age and situation, and mars all our outward comforts: we cannot too strongly prefer those advantages which shall last for ever.
Study Bible
Naomi Widowed
3Then Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died; and she was left with her two sons. 4They took for themselves Moabite women as wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. And they lived there about ten years. 5Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died, and the woman was bereft of her two children and her husband.…
Cross References
Ruth 1:3
Then Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died; and she was left with her two sons.

Ruth 1:5
Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died, and the woman was bereft of her two children and her husband.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

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 …

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 …

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

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