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Boaz and Ruth Meet
2:4 Now at that very moment,11 Boaz arrived from Bethlehem12 and greeted13 the harvesters, “May the Lord be with you!” They replied,14 “May the Lord bless you!”
tn Heb “and look”; NIV, NRSV “Just then.” The narrator invites the audience into the story, describing Boaz’s arrival as if it were witnessed by the audience.
map For location see Map5-B1; Map7-E2; Map8-E2; Map10-B4.
tn Heb “said to.” Context indicates that the following expression is a greeting, the first thing Boaz says to his workers.
tn Heb “said to him.” For stylistic reasons “replied” is used in the present translation.
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