1.19 The two of them walked until they came to Bethlehem. Upon coming to Bethlehem, the city gossiped about them, saying, “Is this Naómi?” 20 Naómi told them, “Don’t call me na’ómi/pleasant; call me mará/bitter, because the Almighty has made me mighty bitter. 21 I left full, and Yahweh brought me back empty, so why are you calling me Naómi? Yahweh answered me; the Almighty’s done evil to me.”
22 Naomi returned to Bethlehem from the country of Mo’av with Ruth, her Mo’avi daughter-in-law, at the beginning of the barley harvest.