Ruth 2:1

Ruth Meets Boaz in the Grain Field

1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.

Ruth 2:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.
ESV
1 Now Naomi had a relative of her husband's, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.
NLT
1 Now there was a wealthy and influential man in Bethlehem named Boaz, who was a relative of Naomi’s husband, Elimelech.
MSG
1 It so happened that Naomi had a relative by marriage, a man prominent and rich, connected with Elimelech's family. His name was Boaz.
CSB
1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband's side named Boaz. He was a prominent man of noble character from Elimelech's family.

Ruth 2:1 In-Context

1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.
2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.” Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.”
3 So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek.
4 Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, “The LORD be with you!” “The LORD bless you!” they answered.
5 Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters, “Who does that young woman belong to?”

Cross References 4

  • 1. Ruth 3:2; Proverbs 7:4; Ruth 3:2,12
  • 2. S Ruth 1:2
  • 3. 1 Samuel 9:1; 1 Kings 11:28
  • 4. Ruth 4:21; 1 Chronicles 2:12; Matthew 1:5; Luke 3:32
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