But Ruth Clave unto Her, by Brian Kershisnik. Naomi, her husband, and their two sons went to Moab because of a famine in Bethlehem. Naomi’s husband died there, and eventually her sons married Moabite women—Ruth, who converted to the Israelite way of life, and Orpah. Within 10 years of their marriages, both of Naomi’s sons died. As Naomi was leaving to return to Bethlehem, she told her daughters-in-law to return to their families. Orpah obeyed Naomi’s wishes. Ruth, however, displayed loyalty and selfless concern when she said to her mother-in-law, “Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and … thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God” (Ruth 1:16).