When she rose to glean, Boazcommanded his servants, saying, "Let her gleanevenamong the sheaves, and do not insult her.
16"Also you shall purposelypull out for her some grain from the bundles and leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her."
So she gleaned in the fielduntilevening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley.
She took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-lawsawwhat she had gleaned. She also took it out and 1gaveaNaomi what she hadleftafterbshe was satisfied.
Her mother-in-law then said to her, "Where did you gleantoday and where did you work? May he who 2tooknotice of you be blessed." So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked and said, "The name of the man with whom I workedtoday is Boaz."
20Naomisaid to her daughter-in-law, "3May he be blessed of the LORDwho has not withdrawn his kindness to the living and to the dead." Again Naomisaid to her, "The man is cour relative, he is one of our dclosestrelatives."
Then Ruth the Moabitesssaid, "eFurthermore, he said to me, 'You should stayclose to my servantsuntil they have finishedall my harvest.' "
22Naomisaid to Ruth her daughter-in-law, "It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his maids, so that others do not fall upon you in anotherfield."
So she stayedclose by the maids of Boaz in order to gleanuntil4the end of the barleyharvest and the wheatharvest. And she lived with her mother-in-law.