RUTH 1:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem-judah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.”

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Ruth 1:2 Translation & Meaning

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And the name וְשֵׁ֣ם An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
of the man הָאִ֣ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
Elimelech, אֱֽלִימֶ֡לֶךְ Elimelek, an Israelite Elimelech
and the name וְשֵׁם֩ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
of his wife אִשְׁתּ֨וֹ A woman wife
Naomi, נָֽעֳמִ֜י Noomi, an Israelitess Naomi
and the name וְשֵׁ֥ם An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
of his two שְׁנֵֽי Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
sons בָנָ֣יו׀ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
Mahlon מַחְל֤וֹן Machlon, an Israelite Mahlon
and Chilion, וְכִלְיוֹן֙ Kiljon, an Israelite Chilion
Ephrathites אֶפְרָתִ֔ים An Ephrathite or an Ephraimite Ephrathites
of Bethlehem-judah. לֶ֖חֶם Beth-Lechem, a place in Palestine Bethlehemjudah
And they came וַיָּבֹ֥אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
into the country שְׂדֵי A field (as flat) country
of Moab, מוֹאָ֖ב Moab, an incestuous son of Lot; also his territory and descendants Moab
and continued וַיִּֽהְיוּ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) continued
there. שָֽׁם׃ There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there

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  • 1  Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

  • 2  And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem-judah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.

  • 3  And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.

  • 4  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.




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