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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The overseer replied, “She is the Moabite(A) who came back from Moab with Naomi.

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21 Then Ruth the Moabite(A) said, “He even said to me, ‘Stay with my workers until they finish harvesting all my grain.’”

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Then Boaz said, “On the day you buy the land from Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite,(A) the[a] dead man’s widow, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 4:5 Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew (see also Septuagint) Naomi and from Ruth the Moabite, you acquire the

10 I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite,(A) Mahlon’s widow, as my wife,(B) in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown.(C) Today you are witnesses!(D)

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