Ruth and Naomi


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  • A long time ago there was a famine in Bethlehem, so a woman named Naomi migrates to distant Moab, with her husband Elimelech, and her two sons Mahlon and Chilion.
  • Years later Elimelech dies and Naomi is left with her two sons who are now older and soon will be married
  • Naomi's sons, Mahlon and Chilion take maobite woman as wives, and live in Moab for about ten years
  • Sadly, Naomi's sons soon die as well and Naomi is left all alone. In these times women needed a man in their lives to care for them, Naomi was all alone.
  • Naomi hears news that things are looking better in Bethlehem, she wants to return home. She wants her daughter in laws to stay in Moab among their own people, Oprah stays but Ruth insists on staying with Naomi, so off they go to Bethlehem.
  • To support Naomi, Ruth gleans (picks up leftover grain) on the farm of Boaz, a handsome, strong and rich landowner. He is related to Elimelech, the husband of Naomi and he sees how good of a person she is supporting Naomi, and is interested in her. Naomi also interested in Boaz, expresses her desire to marry him. He tells her someone other already has a claim on her.
  • I want to marry her
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