��went until they came to Beth-lehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Beth-lehem, that all the city was astir concerning them, and the women said: 'Is this Naomi?' 20 And she said unto them: 'Call me not a Napmi, call me b Marah; for 'the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. ^1 went out full, and the LORD hath brought me back home empty; why call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?' ^So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law, with her, who returned out of the field of Moab and they came to Beth-lehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
O And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of valour, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz. 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi 'Let me now go to the field, and glean among the ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find favour.' And she said unto her: 'Go, my daughter.' 3 And she went, and came and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and her hap was to lighten the portion of the field belonging unto Boaz, whp was of the family of Elimelech. 4 And, behold, Boaz came from Beth-lehem, and said unto the reapers: 'The LOKD be with you.' And they answered him: 'The LOKD bless thee.' ^hen said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers: 'Whose damsel is this?' 6 And the servant that was set over
��the reapers answered and said: is a Moabitish damsel that
��back with Naomi out of the field of Moab; 7 and she said: Let me glean, I pray you, and gather after the reapers among the sheaves; so she
��came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, save that she tarried a little in' the house.' 8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth: 'Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither pass from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens. 9 Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them; have I not charged the they shall not when thou art
��* That is, Pleasant, b That is, Bitter.
��athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.' 10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed down to the ground, and said unto him: 'Why have I found favour in thy sight, that thou shouldest take cognizance of me, seeing I am a foreigner?' u And Boaz answered and said unto her: 'It hath fully been told me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother-in-law since the death of thy husband; and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people that thou knewest not heretofore. 12 The LORD rec- ompense thy work, and be thy. reward complete from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to take refuge/ u Then she said: 'Let me find favour in thy sight, my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for tfiat thou hast spoken to the heart of thy handmaid, though I be not as one of thy hand- maidens.' 14 And Boaz said unto her at meal-time: 'Come hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar.' And she sat beside the reapers; and they reached her
��parched corn, and she did eat and was satisfied, and left thereof. "And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying: ' Let her glean even among the sheaves,