/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// //#27 // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// var username = ' student'; var title=' RUTH'; var title2=' Ruth'; Text=new Array(20); aposstr=new String; speechstr=new String; for (var x=0; x<21;x++) { Text[x]=';'; } max=20; Text[0]=' 1. For a long time there had been no rain in the land of Judah. It was too dry for crops to grow. So Elimelech, Naomi, and their two sons left Bethlehem to live in the land of Moab, east of the Dead Sea. Here there was rain so crops could grow.'; Text[1]='  2. Naomi\'s husband died. Her sons married but they too died before they had children. Their wives Orpah and Ruth lived with Naomi.'; Text[2]='  3. One day Naomi said, "I\'m going back home to Bethlehem!" Ruth and Orpah said, "We will go with you." So the three left to walk back to Bethlehem.'; Text[3]='  4. On the way Naomi said, "Why don\'t you both go back home? Perhaps you\'ll be married again. Then you will have your own home." Orpah kissed Naomi and went back.'; Text[4]='  5. But Ruth wouldn\'t leave Naomi. She said, "Where you go, I will go. Where you live, I will live. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God."'; Text[5]='  6. They traveled on to Naomi\'s home in Bethlehem in the land of Judah. They got there just as people were beginning to harvest grain.'; Text[6]='  7. Ruth asked Naomi, "Let me go and pick up stalks of grain left lying in the fields." "You may go," answered Naomi.'; Text[7]='  8. Ruth happened to come to the field of Boaz and began to pick up stalks of grain left in the field.'; Text[8]='  9. When Boaz came, he asked, "Who is this woman?" "She\'s Ruth," his helpers told him, "the young woman who came back with Naomi from the land of Moab. She asked permission to glean."'; Text[9]='  10. Boaz told Ruth, "Stay and glean in my fields. If you get thirsty, you may drink from our water jars."'; Text[10]='  11. "Why are you so kind to me?" she asked. "Remember, I\'m but a stranger from the land of Moab."'; Text[11]='  12. We\'ve heard how kind you\'ve been to Naomi," said Boaz. "May the Lord bless you!"'; Text[12]='  13. That evening Ruth told Naomi all about what had happened to her. Naomi said, "Keep on gleaning in the fields of Boaz. He\'s one of our close relatives."'; Text[13]='  14. When the harvest was finished, Naomi told Ruth, "Go to the place where Boaz is threshing grain. He\'ll tell you what to do."'; Text[14]='  15. Ruth went to Boaz and said, "You are our nearest relative. You have the right to buy Naomi\'s land." "No, there\'s a closer relative," he said. "But don\'t worry. I\'ll talk to him tomorrow."'; Text[15]='  16. The next morning Boaz met Na­omi\'s close relative at the city gate. "Naomi wants to sell her land," he told him. "You are first in line to buy it."'; Text[16]='  17. "I\'ll buy," he answered.'; Text[17]='  18. "But," said Boaz, "you must also marry Ruth." "I can\'t do that," the man answered. "Why don\'t you buy it yourself and marry her?"'; Text[18]='  19. He gave Boaz his shoe. All sitting there heard and saw what he said and did. They all knew that Boaz now had the right to buy Naomi\'s field and to marry Ruth.'; Text[19]='  20. Ruth and Boaz were married. They had a son and named him Obed. He later became David\'s grandfather. And Naomi helped Ruth to take care of little Obed.'; // *** POSITIONING AND STYLES ********************************************* //**DO NOT EDIT THIS ***** //*********************** //************************