King James Version (KJV)
16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God (Elohim) my God (Elohim):” And so we see a Moabite (pagan) Ruth following the 5th of the 10th of YHWH’s commandments, honoring her mother, as was the norm for all Israelites; that after the death of her husband and two boys, the elderly Naomi would have likely died without her daughter in law’s obedience to same; yet another example how a vessel need not come from royalty to carry royalty within, that this same Moabite woman proved a vessel of our Messiah’s seed through no less than Boaz, from the bloodline of David.
And so too were we pagans until we also found a new purpose for our lives!!!!! in YH’s grace through obedience, Amein!!!!! Always in YH’shua’s (YH’s salvation)’s example…. HalleluYH!!!!! 🙂