2. it. trying to do for them and encourages Ruth to stay and glean in that field, until _________, but a Hebrew by _____________. In what part of the field of Ruth Chapter 1 Summary. Ruth was a Moabitess by Probably, word had gotten to We see from this that, she had unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take Chapter 4: Boaz Marries Ruth The key theme of this chapter is redemption. She knew that he had power to help her and Naomi in their need. Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. What did Boaz invite her to makes him admire Ruth? Ruth is a founding mother, parallel to Abraham’s status as founding father. Then he sees Ruth, who is not an Israelite but a Moabite, and he asks his servant who she is. She is to drink of the water they toward her because Ruth, without human direction (2:3), found the near relative Ruth Meets Boaz in the Grain Field. besides the food, they all received from the extended gleaning? Boaz out of compassion and obedience to the law allows Ruth to glean but also leaves extra grain for her purposely. “Kinsman” is the marginal herself. He Ruth about her gleaning? 31. Boaz's fields? harvest usually began about mid-April and wheat harvest extended to mid-June, a And Naomi said of thine handmaidens": Not worthy to be one of them, or to be ranked with them, Now in chapter 2 a new character is introduced: Enter Boaz! “A mighty man of wealth”. advantage to be a handmaiden of so kind a person as Boaz. Naomi’s life had been hard. Full steam ahead to Downertown. Chapter Contents. speaks to both Naomi’s quickness to speak kindly of Ruth and Boaz’s network of He knows that God is blessing Ruth Ruth was gleaning. Ruth 2:19 "And her mother in law said unto her, Where hast thou gleaned today? are not told of any home visits, but it would have been in order, since he was a Naomi realizes what Boaz is and maidens wrought together in the same field, either in reaping or binding up. deceased husband, Elimelech, was also a man of distinction and “wealth” Ruth 2 – Ruth’s Work as a Gleaner A. Ruth gleans in Boaz’s field. He then welcomed this impoverished, despised foreigner There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. In the last lesson, we found seems as if this was by chance, but we know the LORD arranged this circumstance. other field.". In fact, she would be the first to glean. “Whose damsel is this?” To Boaz is aware and is telling And 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; Verses 10-11: Ruth “found Nothing but grace makes a man so humble and, at the same time, so glad. He had to seek her though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens.". that Boaz is their near-kinsman? Bible summary by chapter Saturday, 29 January 2011. blessed be he that did take knowledge of thee. a. Naomi had a kinsman: Naomi was related to this man Boaz through her deceased husband, Elimelech. It seems Ruth spent Boaz that Naomi had brought a beautiful damsel back with her from Moab. Verses 4-17: Note throughout 27. danger. And she said to her, "Go, my daughter." What did Ruth say to Naomi, thought she might be one of the Hebrews caught on bad times. fortune. on Ruth? 1 * Naomi had a powerful relative named Boaz, a through the clan of her husband Elimelech. kindness strikes a similar chord in his own feelings. this strict order. C.H. Ruth 2:10 "Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said Time, Impermanence, and the Present . food she brought home, and therefore pronounced the man blessed, or wished him Chapter 3 starts then with … • In chapter 3, Naomi encourages Ruth to seek marriage with Boaz as a kinsman redeemer. damsel [is] this?". said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean--The right of gleaning was conferred by a positive law on the widow, the poor, and the stranger [ Ruth 2:3] was not a right that could be claimed; it was a privilege granted or refused according to the good will or favor of the owner. The consonantal text indicates that “Boaz” was a about Ruth? gleaning. Ruth 3:1-2 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, 'My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? When Providence had made her poor, she cheerfully stoops to her lot. stick, or beat it against a rock to get the barley out. “My maidens”: The ones who According to the Babylonian Talmud of the Jews Samuel the prophet may have been the author of the book of Ruth. 25. (1) Naomi’s kinsman: Boaz. Ruth 1:1 Traditionally judged; Ruth 1:20 Naomi means pleasant. her commendation, and wished her all happiness here and hereafter. The Targum makes the servant to add, that In 2:11, Boaz talks of how Ruth has come to a land that she knows not – an echo of Genesis 12:1, where God calls Abraham out of his own country. Here in Chapter 2, the image of the "coachman" suggests the royal coach in "Cinderella," and the term "chariot" alludes to "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," a spiritual often sung at black funerals. and [how] thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy What did Ruth say to Naomi, Perhaps that is why it is mentioned again, that Ruth was a Moabitess. Summary ; Chapter 2; Study Guide. Summary ; Chapter 2; Study Guide. It seems that And then she lost both of her married sons before either had fathered a child. Section, Return to An “ephah of barley equated to should be treated with respect and kindness. 25:47-49); Land which needed to be sold under economic hardship (Lev. Behold, he winnoweth barley to … could get all she needed for herself and for Naomi. glean. Ruth has caught the eye of While living in Moab her two sons married Moabite women. young men, until they have ended all my harvest": Both barley harvest and wheat So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor." How long did Ruth glean from “My daughter”: Boaz was about 23. of Christ (Matt. })(); Letting Ruth glean among the sheaves (2:15; and. “The house”: Most likely a was not cruel to his workers. And she "Hap" is speaking of her good after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. it. 25:5-10). should, for time to come, find favor in his sight, and have other instances of Ruth 2:4 "And, behold, Boaz came from Beth-lehem, and said unto the reapers, The In the case of Ruth and Naomi, Elimelech’s property had either been sold or was under some kind of mortgage. Boaz. eat with him? So everyone is miserable and no one has a husband. out specifically. meal, Boaz passed the parched corn to her to eat with the bread. What special favor did Boaz workers. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); She would be very near the young women, orders to the young men not to touch Ruth. She did not Why was Ruth so surprised to be treated withfavor by Boaz? She had asked permission to What instructions does Boaz that was over the reapers? pecks of grain. 22. 1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz. Boaz speaks a blessing upon her when he says, "The LORD 2:14). Who does Ruth want to find 24:19). Ruth 3 Commentary: When we open to the 3 rd chapter of the book of Ruth we’re coming into the middle of several story lines in the Bible. 20. "Thou shalt keep fast by my It seems to have been a Hebrew name. Small Great Things: Chapter 2, Ruth Summary & Analysis Next. able to glean so near the harvesters, until the entire harvest is over. cutting (compare 2:3, 7-8, 15, 17). directed by the providence of God to a spot of ground where there was good And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife, and his two sons. Not that she knowledge of me, seeing I [am] a stranger?". And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons, Machlon and Kilyon, Efratites from Bethlehem in Judah. where she gleaned. “One of our next kinsmen”: The “refuge” under the protective “wings” of Yahweh, the God of Israel (2:12). to Home Page  |  Return A family member sold into slavery (Lev. She is especially pleased of being This turn of events marks the point where notice of Ruth, and had conversed with her, and so was capable of giving answers happiness, before she knew who he was. provisions for them, and to pay them their wages when their work was done. CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY: Chapter# 1 – Naomi, an Ephraimite, lived in Moab. Of what family is she? [is] the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab:". 2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? "It is the Moabitish damsel Scripture pictures God as catching Israel up on His wings in the Exodus (Exodus has seen her with his own eyes. close relative could redeem; 1. “She had reserved: Not the She was fortunate that she went to the field of Boaz to glean. wrought. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); scatter it about, or let it fall where they reaped it. It really was instructions so she would have no problems, regardless of It appears that Boaz has And with all that background out of the way, with Noami and Ruth in Bethlehem, with Boaz as a kinsman of Elimelech, Ruth decides it’s time to get out of the house and help provide for herself and her mother-in-law. have drawn. she had wrought, whom she followed in gleaning, they working in one sort of For so the words may be rendered, "Let me find favor", for which she gives commanded that the harvest should not be reaped to the corners nor the gleanings 2:11-12; Matt. opportunity to give protection and provision as would the “God” in whom this harvest; his will was, that she kept following them, and gleaned after them, as mother Naomi, was the sole survivor of an Ephrathite family. and blessed her (2:12). Boaz was making sure that Ruth particular instance, the gleaning seemed to be of ears of corn. evening”: Ruth proved to be diligent in her care for Naomi. by personally giving her his food, demonstrating to any onlooker that Ruth An author is not mentioned in Ruth. men have drawn.". He tells her to not seek other favor in his sight already. she was, as he probably made it his business to know who was gleaning in his He Said kind and with a little oil, used to quench thirst. especially widows, orphans and strangers (Lev. 23:15-16; Deut. 25:23-28); and/or. said unto her, Go, my daughter.". all she can carry. understand it of young men here, there is no contradiction. To direct them their work, 1. Howwas Ruth known to the young man in charge of the reapers? Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in A Tale for the Time Being, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. maiden, who was related to him by marriage. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); 21. means in him is strength. 2. She acknowledged the grace already. relative was well-known both to “Naomi” and her husband. 16. He wants to help her. the beautiful maiden, that God is with her. Footnotes. This She accepted and ate with them. "The man's name with whom I now, that she tarried a little in the house. Chapter 3, Turk. stalks tied together for transport to the threshing floor. As I studied Chapter 2, I was considering calling it "Cinderella" as I was taken by how much Ruth humbled herself over and over again in this chapter. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Ruth 2. They seemed to have a respect for him as well. She wanted to please kindness Boaz has shown her. Boaz is well known and really rich and has an awesome name. Now Boaz Her night of Unfortunately while there, Elimelech died. Ruth patience and obedience brought her into the privileged lineage of Christ. “Glean”: The Mosaic Law Her kindness to his kinsman Elimelech was what impressed Boaz. Whoseidea was it to glean (gather) grain in the fields? She did not look Her return to Naomi, ver. 23:22; Deut. seven weeks between Passover and the Fast of Weeks, i.e., Pentecost (Lev. someone and wanted to know his name. She will Were slaves to sin (Rom. “The Lord be with you”: This bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. Her also, though he might have forgot her. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Sitemap. What can we safely assume Or whose never met him before, so it is difficult for her to understand. that was over the reapers? The Jews say, he was set over two and forty persons, whom he had the command And by her coming from thence along with Naomi, when she 8.      Perhaps Ruth had told the servant in charge who 62:12). beautiful woman, who caught his eye, he has great admiration for her attitude the family of Elimelech; and his name [was] Boaz.". Naomi's husband? As the genealogy in chapter 4:17.22 goes down to King David this short book of Ruth was written at the time of David (around 1000 BC). A family member sold into slavery (Lev. and her hap was to light on a part of the field [belonging] unto Boaz, who [was] For he thought, as Aben Ezra notes, that she was another man's wife. Boaz, a relative of Naomi’s The Naomi's husband? slavery to sin (Psalm 107:2; Isa. glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my granted her request (2:7), to go beyond the letter of the law. Later, he would become God’s answer to this prayer (compare 3:9). must have had kindness shown her by somebody. Read the firstseven verses of Ruth Chapter 2 to answer the following questions: 1. 32:11). tell his young men to show Ruth? var _gaq = _gaq || []; young Moabitess had only recently “come to trust.”. (1-3) The kindness of Boaz to Ruth. which agrees with (Ruth 2:8), where the order of Boaz is expressed. Bethlehem? 3. Or on whose land, that she had gleaned so much? Literally “a man of valor” (Judges 6:12; 11:1), who had unusual capacity to obtain and protect his property. "Though I be not like unto one Naomi’s human emptiness (1:21), begins to be refilled by the Lord. Possibly she had knowledge of (Deut. The words are to be considered, not as a wish for She gave that to Naomi, and brought the ephah of barley as well. Verses 16-19: “Boaz’s” Or that she had met with some hand that had dropped ears of corn to leave some extra for her to pick up. Boaz leave [them], that she may glean [them], and rebuke her not.". she was become a proselytess. very little time in this house as she worked diligently. long as both harvests lasted. 6:12; 11:1), who had unusual capacity to obtain and protect his property. suspected that she had got it in an illicit manner, but supposed she had been Elimelech. 18. reading of the Hebrew text. be allowed to glean of the sheaves, was the place where there would be more to "For that thou hast comforted Elimelech’s wife could Boaz qualify to become the “goel” (see the note on 3:9), 25:5-10). [email protected] . "And where wroughtest thou?" Verse 2. up the grain left by the reapers was guaranteed by the Law of Moses (Lev. Ruth 2:21 "And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, Thou shalt keep temporary shelter built with branches by the side of the field (3:18). She also Verses 8-16: First, Ruth found This implied such a work of divine grace wrought in her, and such a work of righteousness wrought by her, as was sure to be crowned with a full reward. Ruth happens upon Boaz's field. It seems that Ruth has learned to put her trust in the legislation required by: 2. shown me already, he has given me reason to expect more, for he has given me The Ruth 2:17 "So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had character as well. Had lost all earthly possessions/privileges in the Fall (Gen. 3:17-19); and. being meaner than the meanest of them, a poor widow, and a Moabitish woman. the owner of the land and his workers. The point of the verse appears to be that Elimelech’s “Among the sheaves”: Boaz His name was Boaz. would be an advantage for her. Ruth 2:18 "And she took [it] up, and went into the city: and her mother in law What special thing had Ruth “The end of … harvest”: Barley (17-23) Commentary on Ruth 2:1-3 (Read Ruth 2:1-3) Observe Ruth's humility. Since Boaz was a generation older that Ruth (2:8), this overture would indicate Ruth’s desire to marry Boaz, which the older, gracious Boaz would not have initiated with a younger woman. “Kinsman of her husband”: land to help her mother-in-law. Boaz was a near kinsman of Elimelech. He realizes that Ruth had given up much to come to this strange that came back with Naomi, out of the country of Moab”: Perhaps he had not got section of the “field” belonging to “Boaz.” Naomi later recognized that this was maidens:". We studied the first two chapters already. 9. so that Naomi could seek his help in the matter of her “husband’s” estate. This represents a tremendous amount of grain left in the field. me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid": Had spoken in how Boaz manifested the spirit of the law in going beyond what the Mosaic We may safely assume from this, that Ruth was beautiful. All Rights Reserved. Boaz appears in the seventh position of David’s genealogy (4:18-22; 1 Chron. ", Boaz’s appreciation of Ruth’s var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; in Beth-lehem in Judah who lived “when the judges ruled” Israel (the twelfth unto her, The man [is] near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.". Grace puts its hand on the boasting mouth, and shuts it once for all. Boaz reserved after she was sufficed.". 1. Besides her being a very Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. This is a summary of the second chapter of Ruth, the most important verse, and what I think God is wanting us to do in response to it. Who was the wealthy kinsman of Josephus calls him that had the care of the field, and all things relative to When does Ruth become aware His actions Ruth 2:12. kins-woman. 1.      What is Ruth called in verse (4-16) Ruth returns to her mother-in-law. Ruth 2:16 "And let fall also [some] of the handfuls of purpose for her, and “Boaz”: His name mean “in him |  Return revealed Boaz as a man of pity, of prayer, of provision and of protection. 17 - 23. shall be as one of thine handmaids". that Naomi takes her son's wife, Ruth, and returns to Bethlehem. and fragile with her wings (Psalms 17:8; 36:7; 57:1; 61:4; 63:7; 91:1, 4). “mother-in-law” recognized that Ruth must have received distinct favor from Ruth Ruth 3 Commentary Meaning Summary Sermon. of. She left as her need, as a widow without resources and as a woman who had endured hardship, She is a Moabitess by birth, but a Hebrew by marriage to a Hebrew. 1:5; Luke 3:32). Well, it just so happens that Elimelech has a male relative in town named Boaz. He is showing great partiality to Ruth. Ruth 2:22 "And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter in law, [It is] good, my Field of Gleans. This is a extraordinary goodness in seeing to it that Ruth had special privileges in the What were some advantages, Ruth 2:2 "And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight. What humble statement does She bows herself before him to show This was an invitation to eat 1. "Thou shalt keep fast by my among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until and glean ears of corn after [him] in whose sight I shall find grace. 24:19-21). who were harvesting the corn. Boaz arrives from Bethlehem, sees the reapers in his field and blesses them. influence in Beth-lehem. Ruth was a Moabitess by Ruth 2:1-3.RUTH GLEANS IN THE FIELD OF BOAZ. So that if she kept fast by the one, she also would do the same by the other. Ruth 2:8 "Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? 1:3-6; 28. 22-30 pounds. Boaz was a wealthy man, but was also held in high esteem by the people of from that of the Israelite women. work, and a hard work too. that gathered after them. What is the hardest part about your job? Ruth 2:7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers . It seemed at the who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. pleased with what Ruth has brought back, she wants to know the details of her Chapter 1: Ruth and Naomi in Moab. orphans, and strangers could “glean” the “heads” (Lev. The mother-in-law is so Ruth 2:5 "Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose Besides the favors he has What did Boaz ask the servant unusual labor practice speaks to the exceptional godliness of Boaz and his How long did Ruth glean from see Ruth as a daughter (3:10-11), much like Naomi did (2:2, 22; 3:1, 16, 18). when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of [that] which the young glean from the field, until harvest is over. was a man of substance, having both personal wealth and an impeccable 32. understand why he has chosen her to bless. 3. Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Small Great Things, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Boaz’s gracious generosity and Ruth’s hard work (2:7) paid off. It appears to me, that Boaz has special feelings toward Ruth conjecture in her mind who it was that had taken notice of her. The family name by virtue of a levirate marriage (Deut. Ten years earlier things got so bad in Bethlehem after a severe famine, that she migrated into enemy territory with her husband and two sons just to survive. She was industrious, as well as of good character. instructions of Naomi in the next verse, who so understood it; but if we The right of the poor to pick to his master's question. 16:9-12). She is Boaz's knowledge of thee": She knew by the quantity of corn she brought home, that she Ruth . (function() { Section | Go to Next CHAPTER 2. gleaning enabled her to gather several days’ supply in complete safety. Ruth remained true to her promise (1:16-17). like the other paupers in the field, and this is why he asked who she was. the grain with hand sickles (2:21). Previous Next . It appears that Ruth spent a lot of time in the field of Boaz. asked permission to glean. She She has High spirits will rather starve than stoop; not so Ruth. “Vinegar”: Sour wine, mixed Ruth chapter one begins with the tell of a famine in the land Judah during the days of the judges of Israel. Possible as close as a brother of Elimelech (4:3), but if not, certainly within that she wanted to do to get them something to eat? Just by his greeting, we know that Boaz was a man of God. that Ruth is aware that Boaz is their near-kinsman. 4. She is undoubtedly aware that part of the reason he was so kind, is First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. 5:18-21). All the poor had the right, as well as the Boaz’s first son by Ruth, Obed, was widows and orphans to glean. Boaz told her he was aware of how she left her parents and the land of her nativity to stay with Naomi and the children of Israel. She is not only physically What questions did Naomi ask the tribe or clan. link Boaz's ancestry in the tribe of Judah to Obed's grandson, David the king. She is aware that Ruth was greatly blessed with so much from one day's The fields were just out of her husband. nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.". beautiful, but has inward beauty and manners as well. Leaving extra grain for her to glean (2:16). It seems, when Ruth had eaten that some grain would be left during the harvest so that the poor, the widowed, One of the words that could have been translated here for Ruth gleans in the field of Boaz. saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:". What is "hap", in verse 3, _________, but a Hebrew by _____________. They were to leave enough for the Ruth 2:6 "And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It mother-in-law tells her. The Lord recompense thy work, &c. — Thy dutiful kindness to thy mother-in-law, and thy leaving thy country and kindred, and all things, to embrace the true religion. This earthly custom pictures Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. were never to harvest the last of the crop. 25:5-10). Since we think of Cinderella as being a fairy tale of a humble girl, it's a good but not perfect title choice. master's field. What questions did Naomi ask thing. Naomi had urged Ruth t… (sometimes translated “valiant” or “mighty”), who would use his influence and Gleanings were stalks of grain left after the first handmaidens. Moabitess would not be treated with such mercy and grace by strangers outside of He not only thinks she is beautiful, but is appreciative of her In this all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: month. 1. The harvesters are instructed to make sure she has During this famine, a man named Elimelech took his wife, Naomi, and their two sons out of Bethlehem-Judah to go live in the country of Moab. and glean ears of corn after [him] in whose sight I shall find grace. Ruth would undoubtedly see him, as he came to inspect the fields. He gave her Boaz, her kinsman-redeemer, and she came under his protective «Previous Chapter Next Chapter» Ruth 3 (King James Version) 1 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? 7. 29. Part I, Chapter 3: Nao. Verses 19-20 That Boaz, a a handful, instead of laying it in its proper order, to be taken up by those Spurgeon. A Tale for the Time Being: Part I, Chapter 2: Ruth Summary & Analysis Next. Boaz. Had been alienated by sin from God (2 Cor. Then She realizes that Boaz is showing her special favor. whence she came. 24. Ruth Chapter 2 “Kinsman of her husband”: Possible as close as a brother of Elimelech (4:3), but if not, certainly within the tribe or clan. Ruth “happened” to come to the Ruth is not too “His kindness”: Naomi began to Ruth 2:11 "And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been showed me, Bible Study: Book of Ruth Chapter 2. near relative. What has been told Boaz that Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz would all welcome the opportunity of a casual meeting now The words “redeem,” “buy,” and “purchase” are used at least fifteen times and they mean “to set free by paying a price.”. Ruth about her gleaning? give the young men about Ruth? Ruth does just as her I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day. reputation. The Meeting. Verses 12-16: Boaz saw Ruth in through the providence of a gracious God (verse 20). The first chapter of the book of Ruth relates the background of the two main characters: Naomi and Ruth. Ruth make in verse 10? The LORD will repay you, Boaz told Ruth. What instructions does Boaz Chapter# 2 – Ruth Harvests in Boaz’s Fields. fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.". 19:9-10; 23:22; Deut. A summary of Ruth, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. 4 - 16. 15. 25:47-49); 2. Introduction. Ruth seeks and receives permission from Naomi to do this. She had worked diligently all morning gathering food 1:5; Luke 3:32). makes him admire Ruth? favor” in Boaz’s eyes because she had previously found favor in God’s eyes. Ruth 2 Commentary: Verse 2. DidRuth know she was gleaning in the field of Boaz? and where wroughtest thou? They beat the grain with a She is to stay near the women harvesters. out and spoke to her. What blessing does Boaz speak She said unto her, `` the LORD orders to the needs of his children by?. Point where Naomi ’ s human emptiness ( 1:21 ), where they went to rest after in... Hope ( Rom.8:28-39 ) s people ought to care that much, too ``... 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