Ruth 1:11
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַתֹּ֤אמֶר
wat-tō-mer
But saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fs
5281 [e]נָעֳמִי֙
nā-‘o-mî
NaomiN-proper-fs
7725 [e]שֹׁ֣בְנָה
šō-ḇə-nāh
Turn backV-Qal-Imp-fp
1323 [e]בְנֹתַ֔י
ḇə-nō-ṯay,
my daughtersN-fpc | 1cs
4100 [e]לָ֥מָּה
lām-māh
WhyInterrog
1980 [e]תֵלַ֖כְנָה
ṯê-laḵ-nāh
will you goV-Qal-Imperf-2fp
5973 [e]עִמִּ֑י
‘im-mî;
with mePrep | 1cs
5750 [e]הַֽעֽוֹד־
ha-‘ō-wḏ-
[Are] there stillAdv
  לִ֤י
toPrep | 1cs
1121 [e]בָנִים֙
ḇā-nîm
sonsN-mp
4578 [e]בְּֽמֵעַ֔י
bə-mê-‘ay,
in my wombPrep-b | N-mpc | 1cs
1961 [e]וְהָי֥וּ
wə-hā-yū
that they may beConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3cp
  לָכֶ֖ם
lā-ḵem
yourPrep | 2mp
376 [e]לַאֲנָשִֽׁים׃
la-’ă-nā-šîm.
husbandsPrep-l | N-mp









Hebrew Texts
רות 1:11 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַתֹּ֤אמֶר נָעֳמִי֙ שֹׁ֣בְנָה בְנֹתַ֔י לָ֥מָּה תֵלַ֖כְנָה עִמִּ֑י הַֽעֹֽוד־לִ֤י בָנִים֙ בְּֽמֵעַ֔י וְהָי֥וּ לָכֶ֖ם לַאֲנָשִֽׁים׃

רות 1:11 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ותאמר נעמי שבנה בנתי למה תלכנה עמי העוד־לי בנים במעי והיו לכם לאנשים׃

רות 1:11 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ותאמר נעמי שבנה בנתי למה תלכנה עמי העוד־לי בנים במעי והיו לכם לאנשים׃

רות 1:11 Hebrew Bible
ותאמר נעמי שבנה בנתי למה תלכנה עמי העוד לי בנים במעי והיו לכם לאנשים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But Naomi said, "Return, my daughters. Why should you go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

King James Bible
And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Naomi replied, "Return home, my daughters. Why do you want to go with me? Am I able to have any more sons who could become your husbands?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

are there This alludes to the custom that when a married brother died, without leaving posterity, his brother should take his widow; and the children of such marriages were accounted those of the deceased brother. This address of Naomi to her daughter-in-law is exceedingly tender, persuasive, and affecting.

that they

Genesis 38:11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your …

Deuteronomy 25:5 If brothers dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, …

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