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Ruth 2:15

Ruth 2:15

And when she was risen up to glean
After she had ate sufficiently, and refreshed herself, she rose up from her seat to go into the field and glean again; which shows her industry:

Boaz commanded his young men;
the reapers, or who gathered the handfuls, and bound them up in sheaves:

saying, let her glean even among the sheaves;
this she had requested of the reapers when she first came into the field, and it was granted her, ( Ruth 2:7 ) but this, as it was granted by Boaz himself, so was still a greater favour; and there is some difference in the expression, for it may be rendered here, "among those sheaves" F8, pointing to a particular spot where might be the best ears of corn, and where more of them had fallen:

and reproach her not;
as not with her being a poor woman, a widow, a Moabitish woman, so neither with being a thief, or taking such corn she should not, or gleaning where she ought not.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 (Myrmeh Nyb) "inter ipsos manipulos", Tigurine version, Rambachius.
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