Ruth 2 ©
Ruth goeth by chance to glean in the fields of Boaz. Boaz taketh notice of her, and sheweth her great favour. She returneth with what she had gotten to her mother in law, and telleth her what had happened.
And she went, and came, and *gleaned in the field after the reapers: and *her 2hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.
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 jnot touch thee? and when thou art athirst, kgo unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.
And Boaz answered and said unto her, mIt hath fully been shewed me, nall 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.
And Boaz said unto her, sAt mealtime come thou *hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in tthe vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her uparched corn, and she vdid eat, and wwas sufficed, and left.
And when she was risen up to *glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and 5reproach her not:
And her mother in law said unto her, Where hast thou *gleaned to day? and where wroughtest thou? blessed be he that did btake 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.
And Naomi csaid unto her daughter in law, dBlessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness eto the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is 6near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.