Ruth 1:5
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New International Version
both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband.

New Living Translation
both Mahlon and Kilion died. This left Naomi alone, without her two sons or her husband.

English Standard Version
and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband.

New American Standard Bible
Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died, and the woman was bereft of her two children and her husband.

King James Bible
And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
both Mahlon and Chilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two children and without her husband.

International Standard Version
both Mahlon and Chilion died, leaving Naomi alone with neither her husband nor her two sons.

NET Bible
Then Naomi's two sons, Mahlon and Kilion, also died. So the woman was left all alone--bereaved of her two children as well as her husband!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then both Mahlon and Chilion died as well. So Naomi was left alone, without her two sons or her husband.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Mahlon and Chilion both died also; and the woman was left without her two sons and her husband.

King James 2000 Bible
And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left without her two sons and her husband.

American King James Version
And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

American Standard Version
And Mahlon and Chilion died both of them; and the woman was left of her two children and of her husband.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they both died, to wit, Mahalon and Chelion: and the woman was left alone, having lost both her sons and her husband.

Darby Bible Translation
And Mahlon and Chilion died also, both of them; and the woman was left of her two children and of her husband.

English Revised Version
And Mahlon and Chilion died both of them; and the woman was left of her two children and of her husband.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left by her two sons and her husband.

World English Bible
Mahlon and Chilion both died, and the woman was bereaved of her two children and of her husband.

Young's Literal Translation
And they die also, both of them -- Mahlon and Chilion -- and the woman is left of her two children and of her husband.
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - And, to make a long story short, Machlon and Chillon died also both of them. "Like green apples," says Fuller, "cudgelled off the tree." But why "cudgelled?" There is no evidence in the text of Divine displeasure, and the Christian expositor, when going beyond the text in quest of principles, should not forget the tower of Siloam, and the victims of Pilate s bloodthirstiness (see Luke 13:1-5). And the woman was left of her two children and of her husband. That is, "of her two children as well as of her husband." She became as it were their relict too. She remained behind after they had gone on before. If all sentiment were to be taken out of the expression, it might then be simply said, in very commonplace prose, she survived them. Poor woman! "Of the two sexes," says Fuller, "the woman is the weaker; of women, old women are most feeble; of old women, widows most woeful; of widows, those that are poor, their plight most pitiful; of poor widows, those who want children, their case most doleful; of widows that want children, those that once had them, and after lost them, their estate most desolate; of widows that have had children, those that are strangers in a foreign country, their condition most comfortless. Yet all these met together in Naomi, as in the center of sorrow, to make the measure of her misery pressed down, shaken together, running over. I conclude, therefore, many men have had affliction - none like Job; many women have had tribulation - none like Naomi."

CHAPTER 1:6-14.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them,.... As well as their father, in the land of Moab, after they had lived with their wives in it about ten years; the Targum is,"because they transgressed the decree of the Word of the Lord, and joined in affinity with strange people, their days were cut off;''or shortened:

and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband; deprived both of her husband and her sons, which was a great affliction, aggravated by her being in a strange country; many are the afflictions of the righteous.



Ruth 1:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Naomi Widowed
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 1:2
The man's name was Elimelek, his wife's name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there.

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

Ruth 1:6
When Naomi heard in Moab that the LORD had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, she and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there.
Treasury of Scripture

And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

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died The Targum adds, `And because they transgressed the decree of the word of the Lord, and joined affinity with strange people, therefore their days were cut off.'

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