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Ruth 2:5-15 (New American Standard)

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5 Then Boaz said to his servant who was ain charge of the reapers, "Whose young woman is this?" 6 The servant bin charge of the reapers replied, "She is the young Moabite woman who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab. 7 "And she said, 'Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.' Thus she came and has remained from the morning until now; she has been sitting in the house for a little while." 8 Then Boaz said to Ruth, "cListen carefully, my daughter. Do not go to glean in another field; furthermore, do not go on from this one, but stay here with my maids. 9 "Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Indeed, I have commanded the servants not to touch you. When you are thirsty, go to the dwater jars and drink from what the servants draw." 10 Then she 1fell on her face, bowing to the ground and said to him, "Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?" 11 Boaz replied to her, "All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband has been fully reported 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 previously know. 12 "2May the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, 3under whose wings you have come to seek refuge." 13 Then she said, "I have found favor in your sight, my lord, for you have comforted me and indeed have spoken ekindly to your maidservant, though I am not like one of your maidservants." 14 At mealtime Boaz said to her, "fCome here, that you may eat of the bread and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar." So she sat beside the reapers; and he gserved her roasted grain, and she ate and was satisfied 4and had some left. 15 When she rose to glean, Boaz commanded his servants, saying, "Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not insult her.
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