Then saidBoaz unto Ruth,Hearest thou not, my daughter?Go not to glean in anotherfield, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens:9
Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap , and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst , go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn .
Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I foundgrace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?11
And Boazanswered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in lawsince the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore .
The LORDrecompense thy work, and a fullreward be given thee of the LORDGod of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust .
Then she said , Let me findfavour in thy sight, my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spokenfriendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens.14
And Boazsaid unto her, At mealtimecome thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she satbeside the reapers : and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat , and was sufficed , and left .
And when she was risen up to glean , Boazcommanded his young men,saying , Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproacha her not:
And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.