20 “Don’t call me Naomi,[a]” she told them. “Call me Mara,[b] because the Almighty[c](A) has made my life very bitter.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 1:20 Naomi means pleasant.
  2. Ruth 1:20 Mara means bitter.
  3. Ruth 1:20 Hebrew Shaddai; also in verse 21
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14 They made their lives bitter with harsh labor(A) in brick(B) and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labor the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.(C)

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23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.[a](A))

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  1. Exodus 15:23 Marah means bitter.
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David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning(A) him; each one was bitter(B) in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength(C) in the Lord his God.

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