God his king, a man of the tribe of Judah, of the family of the Hezronites, and kinsman of Boaz, who dwelt in Bethlehem in the days of the judges. In consequence of a great dearth he, with his wife Naomi and his two sons, went to dwell in the land of Moab. There he and his sons died (Ruth 1:2,3; 2:1,3; 4:3,9). Naomi afterwards returned to Palestine with her daughter Ruth.
And elimelech the husband of Noemi died: and she remained with her sons.
And elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.
For Naomi's sake and for elimelech's as well as her own he craves divine protection and reward for the daughter of Moab.
And it happened that the owner of that field was Booz, who was of the kindred of elimelech.
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of elimelech; and his name was Boaz.
After they had been living in Moab for some time, elimelech died, and Naomi was left with her two sons.
There they stayed ten years, and in that time elimelech died.
Now Naomi was related through her husband to Boaz, a very wealthy man of the family of elimelech.
During the absence of the family, the parcel of land which had been possessed by elimelech had passed into the hands of strangers.
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a man of great wealth, of the family of elimelech; and his name was Boaz.