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°.”
 IOr an acquaintance IIOr mighty, valiant man aRu 1:2
 aLv 19:9, 10; 23:22; Dt 24:19; Ru 2:7
 ILit her chance chanced upon
 aJg 6:12; Ps 129:8; Lk 1:28; 2Th 3:16
 ILit appointed over
 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°.”
 ILit Have you not heard
 ILit vessels
 a1S 25:23
 a1S 24:19 bRu 1:16; Ps 17:8; 36:7; 57:1; 61:4; 63:7; 91:4
 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.”
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°.
 ILit her IILit her satiety aRu 2:14
 aPs 41:1
 ILit near to us IILit redeemers a2S 2:5
 ILit Also that
 aDt 16:9
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Ruth gleaneth in the fields of Boaz.
1 ¶ And Naomiº had a kinsmanºª¹ª of her husband's,º a mightyº manº of wealth,º of the familyº² of Elimelech;º and his nameº [was] Boaz.º 2 And Ruthº the Moabitessº saidºª unto² Naomi,º Let me now² go¹ª² to the field,º and gleanºª ears of cornº afterº² [him] in whose sightº I shall findºª grace.º And she saidºª unto her, Go,¹ª² my daughter.º 3 And she went,¹ª² and came,ºª and gleanedºª in the fieldº afterº the reapers:ºª and her hapº was to lightºª on a partº of the fieldº [belonging] unto Boaz,º who² [was] of the kindredº² of Elimelech.º
 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.
 Lv 19:9, 16; 23:22; Dt 24:19.
 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,² Boazº cameºª from Bethlehem,º² and saidºª unto the reapers,ºª The LORDº [be] with² you. And they answeredºª him, The LORDº blessºª thee. 5 Then saidºª Boazº unto his servantº that was setºª over² the reapers,ºª Whose² damselº [is] this?² 6 And the servantº that was setºª over² the reapersºª answeredºª and said,ºª It² [is] the Moabitishº damselº that came backºª with² Naomiº out of the countryº² of Moab:º 7 And she said,ºª I pray² you, let me gleanºª and gatherºª afterº the reapersºª among the sheaves:º so she came,ºª and hath continuedºª even¹ from²² the morningº until² now,² that² she tarriedºª a littleº in the house.º
 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.
 Ru 4:21; 1Ch 2:11.
 Gn 15:2; 24:2; 39:4; Ru 1:16, 19, 22; Mt 20:8; 24:45.
 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 saidºª Boazº unto² Ruth,º Hearestºª thou not,² my daughter?º Go¹ª² not² to gleanºª in anotherº field,º neither²² goºª from hence,²² but² abideºª here fast by² my maidens:º 9 [Let] thine eyesº [be] on the fieldº that² they do reap,ºª and goºª thou afterº them: have I not² chargedºª² the young menº that they shall not² touchºª thee? and when thou art athirst,ºª goºª unto² the vessels,º and drinkºª of [that] which²² the young menº have drawn.ºª 10 Then she fellºª on² her face,º and bowed¹ª herself² to the ground,º and saidºª unto² him, Why² have I foundºª graceº in thine eyes,º that thou shouldest take knowledgeºª of me, seeing I² [am] a stranger?º 11 And Boazº answeredºª and saidºª unto her, It hath fullyºª been shewedºª me, all² that² thou hast doneºª unto² thy mother in lawº sinceº the deathº of thine husband:º and [how] thou hast leftºª thy fatherº and thy mother,º and the landº of thy nativity,º and art come¹ª² unto² a peopleº which² thou knewestºª not² heretofore.ºº 12 The LORDº recompenseºª thy work,º and a fullº rewardº be given² thee of²² the LORDº Godº of Israel,º under² whose² wingsº thou art comeºª to trust.ºª 13 Then she said,ºª Let me findºª favourº in thy sight,º my lord;º for² that thou hast comfortedºª me, and for that² thou hast spokenºª friendlyº² unto thine handmaid,º though I² be² not² like unto oneº of thine handmaidens.º 14 And Boazº saidºª unto her, At mealtimeºº comeºª thou hither,º and eatºª of² the bread,º and dipºª thy morselº in the vinegar.º And she satºª besideº² the reapers:ºª and he reachedºª her parchedº [corn], and she did eat,ºª and was sufficed,ºª and left.ºª 15 And when she was risen upºª to glean,ºª Boazº commandedºª² his young men,º saying,ºª Let her gleanºª even² among² the sheaves,º and reproachºª her not:² 16 And let fallºª also² [some] of² the handfulsº of purposeºª for her, and leaveºª [them], that she may gleanºª [them], and rebukeºª her not.² 17 So she gleanedºª in the fieldº until² even,º and beat outºª² that² she had gleaned:ºª and it was² about an ephahº of barley.º
 1S 3:6, 16; 2K 5:13; So 1:7; Mt 9:2, 22; 10:7; Php 4:8.
 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.
 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.
 Ru 1:11, 14; Ps 37:5; 45:10; Lk 5:11, 23; 14:33; 18:29; He 11:8, 24.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 Jm 1:5.
 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.
 Ex 16:36; Pv 31:27; Ezk 45:11.
That which she got, she carrieth to Naomi.
18 ¶ And she took [it] up,ºª and wentºª into the city:º and her mother in lawº sawºª² what² she had gleaned:ºª and she brought forth,ºª and gaveºª to her² that² she had reservedºª after she was sufficed.º² 19 And her mother in lawº saidºª unto her, Where² hast thou gleanedºª to day?º and whereº wroughtestºª thou? blessedºª be² he that did take knowledgeºª of thee. And she shewedºª her mother in lawº² with² whom² she had wrought,ºª and said,ºª The man'sº nameº with² whom² I wroughtºª to dayº [is] Boaz.º 20 And Naomiº saidºª unto her daughter in law,º Blessedºª [be] he² of the LORD,º who² hath not² left offºª his kindnessº to² the livingº and to² the dead.ºª And Naomiº saidºª unto her, The manº [is] near of kinº unto us, one² of our next kinsmen.ºª² 21 And Ruthº the Moabitessº said,ºª He saidºª unto² me also,² Thou shalt keep fastºª by² my² young men,º until²² they have endedºª² all² my² harvest.º 22 And Naomiº saidºª unto² Ruthº her daughter in law,º [It is] good,º my daughter,º that² thou go outºª with² his maidens,º that they meetºª thee not² in any otherº field.º 23 So she kept fastºª by the maidensº of Boazº to gleanºª unto² the endºª of barleyº harvestº and of wheatº harvest;º and dweltºª with² her mother in law.º
 Ru 2:14; Jn 6:12; 1Ti 5:4.
 Ru 2:10; 1K 7:21; Ps 41:1; 2Co 9:13.
 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.
 Ru 2:7, 8, 22, 23; So 1:7.
 Pv 27:10; So 1:8.
 Pv 6:6; 13:1, 20; 1Co 15:33; Ep 6:1.
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