Ruth 2:1-7 (English Standard Version)

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Ruth Meets Boaz

1 Now Naomi had 1a relative of her husband's, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was 2Boaz. 2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, "Let me go to the field and 3glean among the ears of grain after him 4in whose sight I shall find favor." And she said to her, "Go, my daughter." 3 So she set out and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers, and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the clan of Elimelech. 4 And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem. And he said to the reapers, 5"The LORD be with you!" And they answered, "The LORD bless you." 5 Then Boaz said to his young man who was in charge of the reapers, "Whose young woman is this?" 6 And the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered, "She is the young Moabite woman, 6who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab. 7 She said, 'Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves after the reapers.' So she came, and she has continued from early morning until now, except for a short rest."a
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