Encountering the Word — Ruth 1:16-18


A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture

But Ruth said, “Entreat me not to leave you or to return from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if even death parts me from you.” And when Na′omi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more. (Ruth 1:16-18)

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  1. Someone recently tried telling me this quote was proof Naomi and Ruth were ‘in a relationship’ and that the book of Ruth is basically a book saying same sex relationships are ok with God!

    1. Well that is just about the silliest leap of illogic I’ve read recently… and vile. They were in-laws. Ruth is the great grandmother of King David.

      Mary, I know you are simply speaking about what someone else said, but have you read the Book of Ruth?

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