Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of 1Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.
And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Please let me go to the field and 2glean among the ears of grain after one in whose sight I may find favor." And she said to her, "Go, my daughter."
So she departed and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and she happened to come to the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.
Now behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, "3May the LORD be with you." And they said to him, "May the LORD bless you."
Then Boaz said to his servant who was in charge of the reapers, "Whose young woman is this?"
The servant in charge of the reapers replied, "She is the young Moabite woman who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab.
"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."