In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. The man’s
name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there.
Ruth 1:1-2 NIV
In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed
right in their own eyes.
Judges 21:25 NLT
“Moab is my washbasin …”
Psalm 60:8 NIV
Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, both Mahlon
and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her
husband. Ruth 1:3-5 NIV Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers...
2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you.
Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”
Ruth 1:16 NIV