Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. My aim is to preach through the book of ruth in the next four sundaysone chapter each sunday. While the books brevity and beauty makes it easy to read in one sitting, were going to let it serve as the basis for four sermons one lesson for each chapter. Ruth 1 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. The story of three women book of ruth chapter 1 christian living at bellaonline. Oct 19, 2015 the book of ruth chapter 1 markrecords. Ruth 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on.
Ruth 1 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity. Mar 20, 2008 bible reading we did at cession community church tonight in auckland. Loves reward ruth s marital joys the purpose of the book. The story of ruth takes place late in that period as the last chapter of this book states that ruth was the great grandmother of david. Bible reading we did at cession community church tonight in auckland. We can tell that boaz likes this woman and grants her grace beyond. Clearly, the exalted nation of israel, gods chosen people, has lost its sense of direction. Famine has hit bethlehem, which forces elimelech and his wife, naomi, to move east to moab with their two sons to get some grub. Lessons from the book of ruth lesson 1 general introduction overview the book of ruth is a short narrative account that has its setting. Study the bible online using commentary on ruth 1 and more. Behold, he winnoweth barley tonight in the threshingfloor. And so, from the first lesson taken from chapter one, we learn about ruths noble choice. Indeed, if there be a contrast, as it appears to me, complete and welldefined in this part of scripture, it is between the real and proper appendix of the book of judges judges 1721 and this book of ruth, which man and tradition tell us once made another supplement. Perhaps it was a familiar story that a scribe wrote down after king davids death.
For the context for this passage, see the exegesis on verse 1. Ruth chapter 1 matthew henry complete commentary on. One way that you can make july a very memorable month of insight and renewal for yourself is to read through this beautiful story once each week. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of ruth. So naomi returned, and ruth the moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of moab. A glimpse of the old testament reveals that the period known as. This was within benjamin territory and for sale only to benjamites. Boaz was next in line behind this other man in his right to buy it. These two issues are addressed in the book of ruth. And a certain man of bethlehem, judah, went to dwell in the country of moab, he and his wife and his two sons.
Our story opens on a nice jewish family with a problem. The story begins with a famine in the days when the judges ruled ruth 1. The sons marry two local girls, ruth and orpah, during this time. In chapter 4 verses 1822, there is a list of people who were born into ruths family. Ruth is praised several times, and boaz likewise is praised. Book of ruth bible study ruth chapter 1 counting the cost. Nov 01, 2009 the rest of the book, however, will show ruth, in both word and deed, making slow progress in living life after grief with naomi. A free bible version and commentary on the book of ruth in easyenglish. The story of ruth is a microcosm of what life in israel might have been, and would have. This introduces an important word in the book of ruth the ancient hebrew word goel. Ruth chapter 3 coffmans commentary of the new testament.
The only other old testament book, which has a woman as a protagonist, is the book of esther, and it can be well argued. Doth that man love his lord who would be willing to see. Read ruth 1 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. The first chapter of ruth is a bible story of three women who experienced tragedy and hardship and how each coped with their grief. This is but one instance of many throughout the book that shows god active. He was a wealthy, prominent man from the clan of elimelech. To say that boaz was a goel a kinsman was more than saying he was a relative. Background of the book of ruth most conservative authorities accept samuel as the probable author of ruth. Ruth 1 1 in the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a man from bethlehem in judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of moab.
Ruth 1 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on the. Thus, many have a value and affection for christ, yet come short of salvation by him, because they will not forsake other things for him. The book of ruth opens in this chapter with the relation of a certain family leaving bethlehem in consequence of a famine, and sojourning in the country of moab. There, they set up shop, eat some food, and live for about ten years. The child born to ruth and boaz during the period of the judges is obed. Ruth 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. As a mournful widow and mother, bewailing the death of her husband and her two sons, ver. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to boaz, the relative of her fatherinlaw, elimelech. As a mournful widow and mother, bewailing the death of her husband and her two sons v. This book is telling us that while the broad sweep of israels history was moving them further and further away from god and increasingly under the divine judgment, this was not the whole story.
The book of ruth shines like a beautiful diamond against this bleak background. Add the king james bible on your own web site, it is free, download the file. Ruth free bible commentary in easy english easyenglish bible. As a careful motherinlaw, desirous to be kind to her two daughters, but at a loss how to be so. And now is not boaz our kinsman, with whose maidens thou wast. Bible study on the book of ruth 1 international student. 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.
Ruth 1 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Ruth 1 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history. Ruth was obviously written to explain how david happened to be the descendant of a moabite woman. Loves reward ruths marital joys the purpose of the book. This was a time when the people of israel had abandoned gods ways and fallen into idolatry, horrific social conditions, and a disastrous civil war, as told in the chapters of judges immediately preceding the book of ruth in christian bibles. You can find the best commentary on ruth for you using the tools on the right side. The rest of the book, however, will show ruth, in both word and deed, making slow progress in living life after grief with naomi.
And what the book of ruth does for us is give us a glimpse of the hidden work of god during the worst of times. Ruth is a story of biblical proportions including everything from famine, widows. As a distressed housekeeper, forced by famine to remove into the land of moab v. Events in this book occur during the time of the judges in israel ruth 1. David guziks bible commentary on ruth chapter 1, where ruth makes the journey with her motherinlaw naomi from the land of moab to the land of israel.
Therefore, if we know david was king roughly around 1,000 bc, this story takes place about 100 years prior to that event. The translated bible text has been through advanced checking. In our bibles, the book of ruth comes after the book of judges the order established. Ruth 1, new international version niv the bible app. Verses 1 5 and naomi her motherinlaw said unto her, my daughter, shall i not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee. Verses 15 and naomi her motherinlaw said unto her, my daughter, shall i not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee. There was a relative of naomis husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of elimelech. Irmtraud fischer describes the book of ruth as the womens book in the first testament. Ruth chapter 1 kjv king james version we can learn a lot from ruth, because any minute of the hour the normsoflife can occur in my or your life as it did with ruth, there is the drought economic failure having to relocate deaths older plus single all these and more can come upon me and you unexpectedly.1044 1577 121 1240 452 526 105 1625 224 774 1488 1351 670 705 253 1408 526 1216 666 851 1405 1348 429 189 107 1150 1294 680 414 344 1095 276 106 843 1375 1316 825 646