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Ruth Gleans in Boaz’ Field

1 Now Naomi had Ia kinsman of her husband, a IIman of great wealth, of the family of aElimelech, whose name was Boaz. 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field and aglean among the ears of grain after one in whose sight I may find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.” 3 So she departed and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and Ishe happened to come to the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. 4 Now behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, “aMay the LORD be with you.” And they said to him, “May the LORD bless you.” 5 Then Boaz said to his servant who was Iin charge of the reapers, “Whose young woman is this?” 6 The servant Iin charge of the reapers replied, “She is the young Moabite woman who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab. 7 And she said, ‘Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.’ Thus she came and has remained from the morning until now; she has been sitting in the house for a little while.”

[1] IOr an acquaintance IIOr mighty, valiant man aRu 1:2
[2] aLv 19:9, 10; 23:22; Dt 24:19; Ru 2:7
[3] ILit her chance chanced upon
[4] aJg 6:12; Ps 129:8; Lk 1:28; 2Th 3:16
[5] ILit appointed over
[6] ILit who was appointed over

8 ¶ Then Boaz said to Ruth, “IListen carefully, my daughter. Do not go to glean in another field; furthermore, do not go on from this one, but stay here with my maids. 9 Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Indeed, I have commanded the servants not to touch you. When you are thirsty, go to the Iwater jars and drink from what the servants draw.” 10 Then she afell on her face, bowing to the ground and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” 11 Boaz replied to her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband has been fully reported to me, and how you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people that you did not previously know. 12 aMay the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, bunder whose wings you have come to seek refuge.” 13 Then she said, “I have found favor in your sight, my lord, for you have comforted me and indeed have spoken Ikindly to your maidservant, though I am not like one of your maidservants.”

[8] ILit Have you not heard
[9] ILit vessels
[10] a1S 25:23
[12] a1S 24:19 bRu 1:16; Ps 17:8; 36:7; 57:1; 61:4; 63:7; 91:4
[13] ILit to the heart of your

14 ¶ At mealtime Boaz said to her, “ICome here, that you may eat of the bread and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar.” So she sat beside the reapers; and he IIserved her roasted grain, and she ate and was satisfied aand had some left. 15 When she rose to glean, Boaz commanded his servants, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not insult her. 16 Also you shall purposely pull out for her [some grain] from the bundles and leave [it] that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.”

[14] ILit Draw near IILit held out to aRu 2:18

17 ¶ So she gleaned in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. 18 She took [it] up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. She also took [it] out and agave INaomi what she had left after IIshe was satisfied. 19 Her mother-in-law then said to her, “Where did you glean today and where did you work? May he who atook notice of you be blessed.” So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked and said, “The name of the man with whom I worked today is Boaz.” 20 Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “aMay he be blessed of the LORD who has not withdrawn his kindness to the living and to the dead.” Again Naomi said to her, “The man is Iour relative, he is one of our IIclosest relatives.” 21 Then Ruth the Moabitess said, “IFurthermore, he said to me, ‘You should stay close to my servants until they have finished all my harvest.’” 22 Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his maids, so that [others] do not fall upon you in another field.” 23 So she stayed close by the maids of Boaz in order to glean until athe end of the barley harvest and the wheat harvest. And she lived with her mother-in-law.

[18] ILit her IILit her satiety aRu 2:14
[19] aPs 41:1
[20] ILit near to us IILit redeemers a2S 2:5
[21] ILit Also that
[23] aDt 16:9

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Ruth gleaneth in the fields of Boaz.

1 ¶ And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name [was] Boaz. 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after [him] in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter. 3 And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field [belonging] unto Boaz, who [was] of the kindred of Elimelech.

[1] Dt 8:17; Jg 12:8; Ru 3:2, 12; 4:21; 1Ch 2:10; Jb 1:3; 31:25; Mt 1:5; Lk 3:32.
[2] Lv 19:9, 16; 23:22; Dt 24:19.
[3] 2K 8:5; Es 6:1; Mt 10:29; Lk 10:31; 1Th 4:11; 2Th 3:12.

Boaz taking knowledge of her,

4 ¶ And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD [be] with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee. 5 Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel [is] this? 6 And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It [is] the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab: 7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.

[4] Gn 18:19; Jsh 24:15; Ru 4:11; Ps 118:26; 129:7; 133:1; Lk 1:28; 2Th 3:16; 1Ti 6:2; 2Ti 4:22; 2Jn 1:10.
[5] Ru 4:21; 1Ch 2:11.
[6] Gn 15:2; 24:2; 39:4; Ru 1:16, 19, 22; Mt 20:8; 24:45.
[7] Pv 13:4; 15:33; 18:23; 22:29; Ec 9:10; Mt 5:3; Ro 12:11; Ga 6:9; Ep 5:21; 1P 5:5.

sheweth her great favour.

8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens: 9 [Let] thine eyes [be] on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of [that] which the young men have drawn. 10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I [am] a stranger? 11 And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and [how] thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore. 12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. 13 Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight, my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens. 14 And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched [corn], and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left. 15 And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: 16 And let fall also [some] of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave [them], that she may glean [them], and rebuke her not. 17 So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.

[8] 1S 3:6, 16; 2K 5:13; So 1:7; Mt 9:2, 22; 10:7; Php 4:8.
[9] Gn 20:6; 24:18; Jb 19:21; Ps 105:15; Pv 6:29; Mt 10:42; Jn 4:7; 1Co 7:1; 1Jn 5:18.
[10] Gn 18:2; Ru 2:2, 13; 1S 25:23; 2S 9:8; 19:28; Is 56:3; Mt 15:22; 25:35; Lk 1:43, 48; 7:6; 17:16; Ro 12:10.
[11] Ru 1:11, 14; Ps 37:5; 45:10; Lk 5:11, 23; 14:33; 18:29; He 11:8, 24.
[12] Ru 1:16; 1S 24:19; Ps 17:8; 19:11; 36:7; 57:1; 58:11; 61:4; 63:7; 91:4; Pv 11:18; 23:18; Mt 5:12; 6:1; 10:41; 23:37; Lk 6:35; 14:12; Col 2:18; 2Ti 1:18; 4:8; He 6:10; 11:6, 26.
[13] Gn 33:8, 10, 15; 34:3; 43:14; Jg 19:3; 1S 1:18; 25:41; 2S 16:4; Pv 15:33; Php 2:3.
[14] Dt 8:10; 11:15; Ru 2:18; 1S 17:17; 25:18; 2S 17:28; 2K 4:43; Jb 31:16; Ps 23:5; Pv 11:24; Is 32:8; 58:7, 10; Mt 14:20; Lk 14:12.
[15] Jm 1:5.
[16] Dt 24:19; Ps 112:9; Pv 19:17; Mt 25:40; Ro 12:13; 2Co 8:5; Phm 1:7; He 6:10; 1Jn 3:17.
[17] Ex 16:36; Pv 31:27; Ezk 45:11.

That which she got, she carrieth to Naomi.

18 ¶ And she took [it] up, and went into the city: and her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after she was sufficed. 19 And her mother in law said unto her, Where hast thou gleaned to day? and where wroughtest thou? blessed be he that did take knowledge of thee. And she shewed her mother in law with whom she had wrought, and said, The man's name with whom I wrought to day [is] Boaz. 20 And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed [be] he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man [is] near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen. 21 And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest. 22 And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter in law, [It is] good, my daughter, that thou go out with his maidens, that they meet thee not in any other field. 23 So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.

[18] Ru 2:14; Jn 6:12; 1Ti 5:4.
[19] Ru 2:10; 1K 7:21; Ps 41:1; 2Co 9:13.
[20] Lv 25:25; Dt 25:5; Ru 3:9, 10; 4:6; 2S 2:5; 9:1; Jb 19:25; 29:12; Pv 17:17; Php 4:10; 2Ti 1:16.
[21] Ru 2:7, 8, 22, 23; So 1:7.
[22] Pv 27:10; So 1:8.
[23] Pv 6:6; 13:1, 20; 1Co 15:33; Ep 6:1.

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