And Ruth the Moabite(A) said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain(B) behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.(C)

Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.”

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So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters.(A) As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek.(B)

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She said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves(A) behind the harvesters.’ She came into the field and has remained here from morning till now, except for a short rest(B) in the shelter.”

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16 Even pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don’t rebuke(A) her.”

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17 So Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she threshed(A) the barley she had gathered, and it amounted to about an ephah.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 2:17 That is, probably about 30 pounds or about 13 kilograms