So she and her daughters-in-law got ready to go back from the country of Moab, for news had come to her in the
country of Moab that the Lord, in mercy for his people, had given them food. And she went out of the place
where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on their way to go back to the land of Judah.
And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, Go back to your mothers' houses: may the Lord be good to you as you
have been good to the dead and to me: May the Lord give you rest in the houses of your husbands. Then she
gave them a kiss; and they were weeping bitterly. And they said to her, No, but we will go back with you to your
people. But Naomi said, Go back, my daughters; why will you come with me? Have I more sons in my body, to
become your husbands? Go back, my daughters, and go on your way; I am so old now that I may not have another
husband. If I said, I have hopes, if I had a husband tonight, and might have sons, Would you keep yourselves till they were
old enough? would you keep from having husbands for them? No, my daughters; but I am very sad for you that the
hand of the Lord is against me. Then again they were weeping; and Orpah gave her mother-in-law a kiss, but Ruth
would not be parted from her. And Naomi said, See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods:
go back after your sister-in-law. But Ruth said, Give up requesting me to go away from you, or to go back without
you: for where you go I will go; and where you take your rest I will take my rest; your people will be
my people, and your God my God.