2:1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of a wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name [was] Boaz.
(a) Or power, both in virtue, authority and
2:2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me
now go to the field, and b glean ears of
corn after [him] in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go,
(b) Her humility declares her great love for her
mother in law, for she spared no hardship to get both their livings.
c [Let] thine eyes [be] on the field
that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that
they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and
drink of [that] which the young men have drawn.
(c) That is, take notice of what field they reap.
2:10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to
the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou
shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I [am] a d
(d) Of the Moabites, who are enemies of God's
2:12 The LORD recompense thy
work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose e
wings thou art come to trust.
(e) Signifying, that she would never lack
anything, if she put her trust in God, and lived under his protection.
2:14 And Boaz said unto her, At
mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the
vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched [corn], and
she did eat, and was sufficed, and f
(f) Which she brought home to her mother in law.
And she took [it] up, and went into the city: and her mother in law saw what she
had gleaned: and she [g} brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved
after she was sufficed.
(g) That is, from her bag, as it is in the
2:20 And Naomi said unto her
daughter in law, Blessed [be] he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness
to the living and to the h dead. And
Naomi said unto her, The man [is] near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.
(h) To my husband and children, when they were
alive, and now to us.