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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. 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. 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. 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.