Ruth 1:10-13 King James Version (KJV) 10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people. 11 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? 12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons; 13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me. Ruth 1:10-13 The Voice (VOICE) Orpah and Ruth:10 Do not leave us! We insist you take us with you to live with you and your people. Naomi: 11 Go back to your homes, my daughters. What possible reason would you have for returning with me? Do you think there are more sons inside of me? Will you marry these unborn sons?12 Listen to me, daughters, and go back. I am too old; I will not marry again because I cannot conceive. But even if I could—if I still believed there was hope for me, or if I had a husband and conceived sons tonight— 13 would you waste a lifetime waiting for them to grow up? Would you let this hope for the future keep you from remarrying now? Of course not, my dear daughters. It is obvious that the Eternal has acted against me. My life is much too bitter for you to share with me. The Voice (VOICE) The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved. These are my thoughts, please share yours. 10 They both wanted to stay with her and go to her people. Sometimes we get used to the people around us that it is hard to leave them. 11-13 It was practice in Israel for the widows to marry the next of kin who in most cases was a brother of those that died but Naomi only had two sons and was now a widow herself. To wait for her to give them new husbands was a silly idea. Naomi thought the Lord was against her why she thought this is not stated here but it may very well be because of what had happened to her.