Chapter 9 – Ruth

In the land of Moab across the Jordan there once lived an Israelite family. They had moved to Moab from Judah during a famine, and had made a life for themselves in the foreign country. The man’s name was Elimelech, and his wife’s name was Naomi. They tried to raise their two sons, Mahlon and Chilion, to be good boys, but it was hard in a strange country.