2:1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of
wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name [was] Boaz.
2:2 And Ruth the Moabitess said to 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 to her, Go, my daughter.
2:3 And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the
reapers: and her lot was to light on a part of the field
[belonging] to Boaz, who [was] of the kindred of Elimelech.
2:4 And behold, Boaz came from Beth-lehem, and said to the
reapers, The LORD [be] with you. And they answered him, The
LORD bless thee.
2:5 Then said Boaz to his servant that was set over the reapers,
Whose damsel [is] this?
2:6 And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and
said, It [is] the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi
from the country of Moab:
2:7 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
2:8 Then said Boaz to Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go
not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide
here fast by my maidens:
2:9 [Let] thy eyes [be] on the field that they are reaping, and
go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they
shall not touch thee? and when thou art thirsty go to the
vessels, and drink of [that] which the young men have drawn.
2:10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,
and said to him, Why have I found grace in thy eyes, that thou
shouldst take knowledge of me, seeing I [am] a stranger?
2:11 And Boaz answered and said to her, It hath fully been shown
to me, all that thou hast done to thy mother-in-law since the
death of thy husband: and [how] thou hast left thy father and
thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and hast come to a
people which thou knewest not heretofore.
2:12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given
thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou hast
come to trust.
2:13 Then she said, Let me find favor in thy sight, my lord; for
that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken
kindly to thy handmaid, though I am not like to one of thy
2:14 And Boaz said to her, At meal-time 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 ate, and was satisfied, and left.
2:15 And when she had risen to glean, Boaz commanded his young
men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach
2:16 And let fall also [some] of the handfuls of purpose for
her, and leave [them], that she may glean [them], and rebuke
2:17 So she gleaned in the field until evening, and beat out
that which she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of
2:18 And she took [it], and went into the city: and her
mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth,
and gave to her what she had reserved after she was satisfied.
2:19 And her mother-in-law said to her, Where hast thou gleaned
to-day? and where hast thou labored? blessed be he that took
knowledge of thee. And she showed her mother-in-law with whom
she had wrought, and said, The man's name with whom I wrought
to-day [is] Boaz.
2:20 And Naomi said to 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 to her, The man [is] near of kin to
us, one of our next kinsmen.
2:21 And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said to me also, Thou shalt
keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my
2:22 And Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, [It is] good,
my daughter, that thou shouldst go out with his maidens, that
they meet thee not in any other field.
2:23 So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean to the end
of barley-harvest and of wheat-harvest; and dwelt with her