15 Quotes from the Book of Ruth – Amazing Bible Passages
The book of Ruth is a love story in more ways than one. Ruth gets her happily ever after by marrying Boaz, but there is also the love that Ruth shows to Naomi by refusing to abandon her. Likewise Naomi shows love towards Ruth by encouraging her and giving her wise advice. Boaz is also a man of love – not just towards Ruth, but he treats his employees and strangers alike with love and kindness. There’s a lot to learn about godly love in the book of Ruth!
Then she said, “I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, for you have comforted me and spoken kindly to your servant, though I am not one of your servants.”
- Ruth 2:13
Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?”
- Ruth 2:10
So she set out from the place where she was with her two daughters-in-law, and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.
- Ruth 1:7
And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem. And he said to the reapers, “The LORD be with you!” And they answered, “The LORD bless you.”
- Ruth 2:4
And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed by the LORD, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!” Naomi also said to her, “The man is a close relative of ours, one of our redeemers.”
- Ruth 2:20
Then all the people who were at the gate and the elders said, “We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman, who is coming into your house, like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May you act worthily in Ephrathah and be renowned in Bethlehem,
- Ruth 4:11
She replied, “Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest but will settle the matter today.”
- Ruth 3:18
And he said, “May you be blessed by the LORD, my daughter. You have made this last kindness greater than the first in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich.
- Ruth 3:10
He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth, your servant. Spread your wings over your servant, for you are a redeemer.”
- Ruth 3:9
Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel!
- Ruth 4:14
And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman.
- Ruth 3:11
But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.
- Ruth 1:16-17
But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go, return each of you to her mother's house. May the LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.
- Ruth 1:8
Wash therefore and anoint yourself, and put on your cloak and go down to the threshing floor, but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.
- Ruth 3:3
The LORD repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!"
- Ruth 2:12
What is your favorite lesson from Ruth? How did God use these people to show His love for them?