The Book Of Ruth
Chapter 1:6-10
"Ruth's Resolve"

Chapter 1: 1-5
"Ruth's Resolve"

J. Deering, AncientPath.net


RUTH 1:6-10
1. Master Study 2. Visualized Text 3. Outline With Text 4. Reference Materials 5. Questions


Visualized Text and Questions Only
(Answers are in the Master Study section)


THE VISUALIZED TEXT (NASB)  (conjunctions & prepositions (and other important words) underlined, words not in original text in italics)  (alternate text in purple)

(1:6a)

Then

she arose with her daughters-in-law

that

she might return

from the land of Moab,

Questions and Answers about Ruth 1:6a

  1. What is the implication of "Naomi arose?"
     

  2. Who arose with her?
     

  3. Where were they going?
     

  4. Why?
     

  5. Where were they leaving?


(1:6b)

for she had heard in the land of Moab

that the LORD had visited His people in giving them food."

Questions and Answers about Ruth 1:6b

  1. Where were they when she heard this news?
     

  2. What was the news?
     

  3. Who did this?
     

  4. What is the importance of "The Lord" in this statement?
     

  5. What had "The Lord" done?
     

  6. What does "visited" imply?
     

  7. What does it imply about Naomi?
     

  8. Who did the Lord visit?
     

  9. What does that imply about what was happening in Israel?
     

  10. What did God do in Israel?
     

  11. Look up references to the number of times God gives "Food" to Israel and How does He do it each time.


(1:7)

So she departed from the place where she was,

and her two daughters-in-law with her; and
they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.

Questions and Answers about Ruth 1:7

  1. Why use the word "So?"
     
  2. What did Naomi do?
     
  3. Where was she when she did this?
     
  4. Who went with her?
     
  5. Why restate that they "went?"
     
  6. Who was returning to Judah?
     
  7. Why did the writer use the words "they went on the way to return to Judah if Orpah and Ruth were Moabites?"
     
  8. Where were they going?
     
  9. Where specificaly was Naomi going?
     
  10. What would Naomi's status be if she stayed in Moab?
     
  11. What would Naomi's status be if she went to Judah?
     
  12. What would be Naomi's options for regaining land and property?
     
  13. What would you do if you moved to another country, lost your husband, your sons married outside the faith, lost your sons, acquired your daughters-in-law, lost the right to your husband's wealth and property and land, and became indigent?

(1:8)

And

Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law,

"Go, return each of you to her mother's house.
May the LORD
(Yahweh) deal kindly with you
as you have dealt with the dead and with me.

Questions and Answers about Ruth 1:8

  1. What did Naomi say to her two daughters-in-law?

     
  2. Why did she want them to "return" to own mother's homes?
     
  3. Why does Naomi say "each of you?"
     
  4. Why would Naomi say a prayer or blessing at this time?
     
  5. What does it mean "as you have with the dead?"
     
  6. What are the implications of "and with me?"
     

(1:9)

"May the LORD
grant that you may find rest,
each in the house of her husband."

Then she kissed them, and
they lifted up their voices and wept.

Questions and Answers about Ruth 1:9

  1. Is this verse part of the same prayer or blessing?
     
  2. Is the Lord obligated to act on prayers and blessings?
     
  3. Is a prayer found in the Bible a window into the future, or just the intentions of the person who is praying or blessing?"
     
  4. What does Naomi intend for her two daughters-in-law?
     
  5. Can you personalize this scene? "She kissed them (good-bye) and they wept together."
     
  6. Where were they when this took place?

(1:10)

And they said to her,

"No,
but we will surely return with you to your people."

Questions and Answers about Ruth 1:10

  1. What did they tell Naomi about leaving her?
     
  2. Where did they offer to go?
     
  3. Why did they go out of their way to say "with you?"
     
  4. Why did they go out of their way to say "to your people?"

RUTH 1:6-10
1. Master Study 2. Visualized Text 3. Outline With Text 4. Reference Materials 5. Questions


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2012-11-20