Ruth 2:7

2:7 among the sheaves. Ruth’s request seems not to go beyond what was her right as a widow (Deut. 24:19–21). But the response of Boaz will prove to go far beyond the legal requirement (v. 15).

has continued. This is usually taken to mean that she was working all morning, but it could mean that she had been waiting for her request to be granted by the owner of the field. It is more likely that it refers to work, since she interrupted the morning with a rest.