Ruth 1:20
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New International Version
"Don't call me Naomi," she told them. "Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter.

King James Bible
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

Darby Bible Translation
And she said to them, Call me not Naomi -- call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

World English Bible
She said to them, "Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Young's Literal Translation
And she saith unto them, 'Call me not Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly to me,

Ruth 1:20 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Call me not Naomi - That is, beautiful or pleasant.

Call me Mara - That is, bitter; one whose life is grievous to her.

The Almighty - שדי Shaddai, He who is self-sufficient, has taken away the props and supports of my life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Naomi. that is, Pleasant
Mara. that is, Bitter
the Almighty

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me...

Genesis 43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children...

Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:

Job 11:7 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection?

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, said the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

dealt

Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinks up my spirit...

Job 19:6 Know now that God has overthrown me, and has compassed me with his net.

Psalm 73:14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

Psalm 88:15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer your terrors I am distracted.

Isaiah 38:13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night will you make an end of me.

Lamentations 3:1-20 I AM the man that has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath...

Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous...

Library
A Gentle Heroine, a Gentile Convert
'And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: 17. Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me. 18. When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her. 19. So they two went until they came to Beth-lehem. And it
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

What is Thy Beloved, More than Another Beloved, O Thou Fairest among Women! what is Thy Beloved, More than Another Beloved, that Thou Dost So Charge Us?
The daughters of Jerusalem do not cease to call her the fairest among women, because her most painful wounds are hidden, and those which are exposed even add lustre to her beauty. They are astonished at beholding a love so strong, so constant and so faithful in the midst of so many disasters. They inquire, Who is this Well-beloved? For, say they, He must be of unequalled attraction, thus to engage His Spouse; for though these souls are spiritual, they are not yet sufficiently advanced to comprehend
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

Place of Jesus in the History of the World.
The great event of the History of the world is the revolution by which the noblest portions of humanity have passed from the ancient religions, comprised under the vague name of Paganism, to a religion founded on the Divine Unity, the Trinity, and the Incarnation of the Son of God. It has taken nearly a thousand years to accomplish this conversion. The new religion had itself taken at least three hundred years in its formation. But the origin of the revolution in question with which we have to do
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

Christ the Mediator of the Covenant
'Jesus the Mediator of the New Covenant,' &c. Heb 12:24. Jesus Christ is the sum and quintessence of the gospel; the wonder of angels; the joy and triumph of saints. The name of Christ is sweet, it is as music in the ear, honey in the mouth, and a cordial at the heart. I shall waive the context, and only speak of that which concerns our present purpose. Having discoursed of the covenant of grace, I shall speak now of the Mediator of the covenant, and the restorer of lapsed sinners, Jesus the Mediator
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Exodus 6:3
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself fully known to them.

Exodus 15:23
When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.)

Job 6:4
The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me.

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