Ruth : From Emptiness to Fullness. “ In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land ” (1.1). 1 st Journey.
“In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land” (1.1)
A certain man of ___________ in Judah went to live in the country of __________, he and his wife and two sons. The name of the man was _________ and the name of his wife ___________, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion . . . (1.1)
But Elimelech died . . . Both Mahlon and Chilion also died.
“Go back each of you to your ____________’s house” (1.8)
“Call me no longer _________, call me _______, for the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me. I went away ______, but the Lord has brought me back _________.” (1.20-21)
“They came to Bethlehem at the beginning of the _________ _______” (1.22b)
“May the Lord reward you for your deeds, and may you have a ______ reward from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose _______ you have come for refuge” (2.12)
“At mealtime Boaz said to her, ‘Come here, and eat some of this bread, and dip your morsel in the sour wine.’ So she sat beside the reapers, and he heaped up for her some parched grain. She ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over” (2.14).
Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “Blessed be he by the Lord, whose kindness (hesed) has not forsaken the living or the dead!” (2.20a)
“Naomi said to her, ‘here is our kinsman Boaz; he is winnowing barley tonight at the _______ floor. Now wash and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes and go down to the _______ floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. When he lies down, observe the place where he lies; then, go and uncover his _______ and lie down; and he will tell you what to do” (3.1-5).
And she answered, “I am Ruth, your servant; spread your _______ over your servant, for you are next-of-kin” (3.9b)
Deut 25:5-6; 32.11;
Psalms 17.8; 36.7; 57.1; 61.4; 91.4