And she said, Behold, your sister in law is gone back to her people, and to her gods: return you after your sister in law.
A family perished, not long ago, by a fire in their own house. They were not consumed by the flames, but suffocated by the smoke. No blaze was visible at all, nor could any alarming sign of fire be discovered from the street, and yet death came as effectually upon them as if they had been burned to ashes. Thus is sin fatal in its consequences, few being destroyed by outrageous forms of it, flaming up with lurid glare, but multitudes perishing by the stifling smoke of indifference and spiritual slumber.
(J. H. Norton.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.