Chapter 1
Elimelech and his family go to Moab because of famine—His sons marry—The father and sons die—Ruth, the Moabitess, her husband having died, remains constant to Naomi—They come to Bethlehem.
Chapter 2
Ruth gleans in the fields of Boaz, a near relative of Naomi—He treats Ruth kindly.
Chapter 3
By Naomi’s instruction, Ruth lies at the feet of Boaz—He promises as a relative to take her as his wife.
Chapter 4
The nearest relative declines, and Boaz takes Ruth to wife—Ruth bears Obed, through whom came David the king.