Now Naomi had a respected relative, a man of worth, through her husband from the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz.
Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, "Let me go to the field so that I may glean among the ears of grain behind someone in whose eyes I might find favor." Naomi replied to her, "Go, my daughter."
So she went; she arrived and she gleaned in the field behind the harvesters. By chance, it happened to be the portion of the field that belonged to Boaz, who was from the family of Elimelech.
Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem. He said to the harvesters, "May the LORD be with you." And they said to him, "May the LORD bless you."
Boaz said to his young man, the one who was overseeing the harvesters, "To whom does this young woman belong?"
The young man who was overseeing the harvesters answered, "She's a young Moabite woman, the one who returned with Naomi from the territory of Moab.
She said, ‘Please let me glean so that I might gather up grain from among the bundles behind the harvesters.' She arrived and has been on her feet from the morning until now, and has sat down for only a moment."a