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,
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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