Ruth Works in the Field of Boaz
2:1 Now Naomi1 had a relative2 on her husband’s side of the family named Boaz. He was a wealthy, prominent man from the clan of Elimelech.3 2:2 One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go4 to the fields so I can gather5 grain behind whoever permits me to do so.”6 Naomi7 replied, “You may go, my daughter.” 2:3 So Ruth8 went and gathered grain in the fields9 behind the harvesters. Now she just happened to end up10 in the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelech.
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