NKJVNew King James Version
19Now the two of them went until they came to Bethlehem. And it happened, when they had come to Bethlehem, that #Matt. 21:10all the city was excited because of them; and the women said, #Is. 23:7; Lam. 2:15“Is this Naomi?”
20But she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 21I went out full, #Job 1:21and the Lord has brought me home again empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?”
22So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. Now they came to Bethlehem #Ruth 2:23; 2 Sam. 21:9at the beginning of barley harvest.
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