- Les Yay:
For as in that story, long ago,
- Believe it or not, Ruth's vow to Naomi is often quoted in wedding ceremonies.
- Some gay rights campaigners go further, suggesting Ruth and Naomi were a biblical example of a homosexual relationship. Others, especially conservative believers, naturally beg to differ on this point.
- There's a love song that was popular in the 50s called "Whither Thou Goest" based on that vow.
That same sweet love story now is so,
Thy people shall be my people, my love,
Whither thou goest, I will go!