Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Listen to me! Each of you should return to your mother’s home! 1 May the Lord show 2 you 3 the same kind of devotion that you have shown to your deceased husbands 4 and to me! 5
and say ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to those who sew bands 1 on all their wrists 2 and make headbands 3 for heads of every size to entrap people’s lives! 4 Will you entrap my people’s lives, yet preserve your own lives?