SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:16 Y Rut respondió: No me ruegues que te deje, y me aparte de ti; porque dondequiera que tú fueres, iré yo ; y dondequiera que vivieres, viviré. Tu pueblo será mi pueblo, y tu Dios mi Dios.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ruth 1:16 Verse 16. And Ruth said] A more perfect surrender was never made of friendly feelings to a friend: I will not leave thee- I will follow thee: I will lodge where thou lodgest-take the same fare with which thou meetest; thy people shall be my people-I most cheerfully abandon my own country, and determine to end my days in thine. I will also henceforth have no god but thy God, and be joined with thee in worship, as I am in affection and consanguinity. I will cleave unto thee even unto death; die where thou diest; and be buried, if possible, in the same grave. This was a most extraordinary attachment, and evidently without any secular motive.
The Targum adds several things to this conversation between Naomi and Ruth. I shall subjoin them: "And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee," for I desire to become a proselyte. And Naomi said, We are commanded to keep the Sabbath and other holy days; and on it not to travel more than two thousand cubits. And Ruth said, "Whither thou goest, I will go." And Naomi said, We are commanded not to lodge with the Gentiles. Ruth answered, "Where thou lodgest, I will lodge." And Naomi said, We are commanded to observe the one hundred and thirteen precepts. Ruth answered, What thy people observe, that will I observe; as if they had been my people of old. And Naomi said, We are commanded not to worship with any strange worship. Ruth answered, "Thy God shall be my God." Naomi said, We have four kinds of capital punishment for criminals; stoning, burning, beheading, and hanging. Ruth answered, "In whatsoever manner thou diest, I will die." Naomi said, We have a house of burial. Ruth answered, "And there will I be buried." It is very likely that some such conversation as this took place between the elders and those who were becoming proselytes. This verse is famous among those who strive to divine by the Bible. I should relate the particulars, but am afraid they might lead to a continuance of the practice.
In my youth I have seen it done, and was then terrified.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 16. And Ruth said, entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee , etc.] Do not make use of any arguments to persuade me to go back: or “do not meet me”, or “be against me” f22 ; do not meet me with objections, or be in my way, or an hinderance to me, in going along with thee; do not be against it, for to be against that was to be against her inclination, desires, and resolutions, and against her interest: for whither thou goest I will go : let the country she was going to be what it would, though unknown to her, and though she should never see her own country any more: and where thou lodgest I will lodge ; though in ever so mean a cottage, or under the open air: thy people shall be my people ; whom I shall choose to dwell among, and converse with; whose religion, laws, and customs she should readily comply with, having heard much of them, their wisdom, goodness, and piety, of which she had a specimen and an example in Naomi, and by whom she judged of the rest: and thy God my God ; not Chemosh, nor Baalpeor, nor other gods of the Moabites, be they what they will, but Jehovah, the God of Naomi, and of the people of Israel. So a soul that is truly brought to Christ affectionately loves him, and heartily cleaves unto him, resolves in the strength of divine grace to follow him, the Lamb, whithersoever he goes or directs; and is desirous to have communion with none but him, and that he also would not be as a wayfaring man, that tarries but a night; his people are the excellent of the earth, whom to converse with is all his delight and pleasure; and Christ’s God is his God, and his Father is his Father: and, in a word, he determines to have no other Saviour but him, and to walk in all his commands and ordinances.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 15-18 - See Ruth's resolution, and her good affection to Naomi. Orpah was lot to part from her; yet she did not love her well enough to leave Moa for her sake. Thus, many have a value and affection for Christ, ye come short of salvation by him, because they will not forsake othe things for him. They love him, yet leave him, because they do not love him enough, but love other things better. Ruth is an example of the grace of God, inclining the soul to choose the better part. Naomi coul desire no more than the solemn declaration Ruth made. See the power of resolution; it silences temptation. Those that go in religious way without a stedfast mind, stand like a door half open, which invites thief; but resolution shuts and bolts the door, resists the devil an forces him to flee.
Original Hebrew ותאמר 559 רות 7327 אל 408 תפגעי 6293 בי לעזבך 5800 לשׁוב 7725 מאחריך 310 כי 3588 אל 413 אשׁר 834 תלכי 1980 אלך 1980 ובאשׁר 834 תליני 3885 אלין 3885 עמך 5971 עמי 5971 ואלהיך 430 אלהי׃ 430