1611 KJV Bible. Ruth 1:16
And Ruth said, Intreate mee not to leaue thee, or to returne from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will goe; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
Yes, a covenant . . a forever promise. And, even though we may be apart for years, we are still bound by God and in our hearts to each other.