Boaz, Naomi Kinsman - Ruth 2

Ruth 2:1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a  mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his  name was Boaz. 

Ruth 2:2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto  Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn  after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said  unto her, Go, my daughter. 

Ruth 2:3 And she went, and came,  and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to  light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was  of the kindred of Elimelech.   

Ruth 2:4 And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said  unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they  answered him, The LORD bless thee. 

Ruth 2:5 Then said Boaz  unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose  damsel is this? 

Ruth 2:6 And the servant that was set over the  reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish damsel that  came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab: 

Ruth 2:7  And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the  reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued  even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in  the house. 

Ruth 2:8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou  not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither  go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens: 

Ruth 2:9  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. 

Ruth 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 stranger? 


Ruth 2:11 And Boaz answered and  said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou  hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine  husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother,  and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people  which thou knewest not heretofore. 

Ruth 2:12 The LORD  recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the  LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to  trust. 

Ruth 2:13 Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight,  my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou  hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not  like unto one of thine handmaidens.

Ruth 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 left. 

Ruth 2:15 And when she was  risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying,  Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her  not: 

Ruth 2:16 And let fall also some of the handfuls of  purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean  them, and rebuke her not. 

Ruth 2:17 So she gleaned in the  field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it  was about an ephah of barley.  

Ruth 2:18 And she took it up, and went into the city: and  her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: and she  brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after  she was sufficed. 

Ruth 2:19 And her mother in law said unto  her, Where hast thou gleaned to day? and where wroughtest  thou? blessed be he that did take knowledge of thee. And  she shewed her mother in law with whom she had wrought,  and said, The man’s name with whom I wrought to day is  Boaz. 

Ruth 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 dead. And Naomi said unto  her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next  kinsmen. 

Ruth 2:21 And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto  me also, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they  have ended all my harvest. 

Ruth 2:22 And Naomi said unto  Ruth her daughter in law, It is good, my daughter, that  thou go out with his maidens, that they meet thee not in any  other field. 

Ruth 2:23 So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz  to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest;  and dwelt with her mother in law.   KJV