New International Version
They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years,
King James Bible
And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.
Darby Bible Translation
And they took them Moabitish wives; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the second Ruth: and they abode there about ten years.
World English Bible
They took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they lived there about ten years.
Young's Literal Translation
and they take to them wives, Moabitesses: the name of the one is Orpah, and the name of the second Ruth; and they dwell there about ten years.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And they took them wives - The Targum very properly observes, that they transgressed the decree of the word of the Lord, and took to themselves strange women.
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they took The Targum says, `they transgressed the decree of the Lord, and took to them strange women.'
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