New Living Translation
"Don't call me Naomi," she responded. "Instead, call me Mara, for the Almighty has made life very bitter for me.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:20 Naomi - Which signifies pleasant, and chearful. Mara - Which signifies bitter or sorrowful.
LibraryEpistle cxxi. To Leander, Bishop of Hispalis (Seville).
To Leander, Bishop of Hispalis (Seville). Gregory to Leander, Bishop of Spain. I have the epistle of thy Holiness, written with the pen of charity alone. For what the tongue transferred to the paper had got its tincture from the heart. Good and wise men were present when it was read, and at once their bowels were stirred with emotion. Everyone began to seize thee in his heart with the hand of love, for that in that epistle the sweetness of thy disposition was not to be heard, but seen. All severally …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
Epistle vi. To Narses, Patrician .
A Cloud of Witnesses.
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as El-Shaddai--'God Almighty'--but I did not reveal my name, Yahweh, to them.
When they came to the oasis of Marah, the water was too bitter to drink. So they called the place Marah (which means "bitter").
For the Almighty has struck me down with his arrows. Their poison infects my spirit. God's terrors are lined up against me.
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