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 Ruth 2:4 - 17
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   Book of Ruth
   Chapter 2
2:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, "The LORD be with you!" "The LORD bless you!" they called back.
 
2:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Boaz asked the foreman of his harvesters, "Whose young woman is that?"
 
2:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The foreman replied, "She is the Moabitess who came back from Moab with Naomi.
 
2:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
She said, 'Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.' She went into the field and has worked steadily from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter."
 
2:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Boaz said to Ruth, "My daughter, listen to me. Don't go and glean in another field and don't go away from here. Stay here with my servant girls.
 
2:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the girls. I have told the men not to touch you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled."
 
2:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She exclaimed, "Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me - a foreigner?"
 
2:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Boaz replied, "I've been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband - how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before.
 
2:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge."
 
2:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord," she said. "You have given me comfort and have spoken kindly to your servant - though I do not have the standing of one of your servant girls."
 
2:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At mealtime Boaz said to her, "Come over here. Have some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar." When she sat down with the harvesters, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over.
 
2:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men, "Even if she gathers among the sheaves, don't embarrass her.
 
2:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Rather, pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don't rebuke her."
 
2:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she threshed the barley she had gathered, and it amounted to about an ephah. F6
 

FOOTNOTES:
F6 That is, probably about 3/5 bushel (about 22 liters)

 
 

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