And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mightyman of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.a2
And Ruth the Moabitesssaid unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of cornafter him in whose sight I shall findgrace. And she said unto her, Go , my daughter.3
And she went , and came , and gleaned in the fieldafter the reapers : and her hapb was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.4
And, behold, Boazcame from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers , The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORDbless thee.
Then saidBoaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers , Whose damsel is this?
And the servant that was set over the reapersanswered and said , It is the Moabitishdamsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab:7
And she said , I pray you, let me glean and gatherafter the reapers among the sheaves: so she came , and hath continuedeven from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.