Then Boazsaid to his servant who was ain charge of the reapers, "Whoseyoungwoman is this?"
The servantbin charge of the reapersreplied, "She is the youngMoabitewoman who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab.
"And she said, 'Please let me glean and gatherafter the reapers among the sheaves.' Thus she came and has remained from the morninguntilnow; she has been sitting in the house for a littlewhile."
Then Boazsaid to Ruth, "cListencarefully, my daughter. Do not go to glean in anotherfield; furthermore, do not go on from thisone, but stayhere with my maids.
"Let your eyes be on the fieldwhich they reap, and goafter them. Indeed, I have commanded the servants not to touch you. When you are thirsty, go to the dwaterjars and drink from what the servantsdraw."
Then she 1fell on her face, bowing to the ground and said to him, "Why have I foundfavor in your sight that you should takenotice of me, since I am a foreigner?"
11Boazreplied to her, "All that you have done for your mother-in-lawafter the death of your husband has been fullyreported to me, and how you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people that you did not previouslyknow.
"2May the LORDreward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, 3underwhosewings you have come to seekrefuge."
Then she said, "I have foundfavor in your sight, my lord, for you have comforted me and indeed have spokenekindly to your maidservant, though I am not like one of your maidservants."
At mealtimeBoazsaid to her, "fComehere, that you may eat of the bread and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar." So she satbeside the reapers; and he gserved her roastedgrain, and she ate and was satisfied4and had some left.
When she rose to glean, Boazcommanded his servants, saying, "Let her gleanevenamong the sheaves, and do not insult her.