A famine in Canaan. Elimelech removes to Moab; with Naomi his wife, and his two sons, who marry Orpah and Ruth there; and die, 1-5. Naomi returns to Judah; her daughters-in-law accompany her on her way, 6-13. Orpah returns home to her people and gods; Ruth remains, being converted, 14-18. They come to Beth-lehem, 19-22.