SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:1 Â¶ Tenía Noemí un pariente de su marido, varón valiente y de esfuerzo, de la familia de Elimelec, el cual se llamaba Booz.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ruth 2:1 Verse 1. A mighty man of wealth] We have already seen that some suppose Boaz to have been one of the judges of Israel; he was no doubt a man of considerable property.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s , etc.] That was her kinsman by her husband’s side, who now lived at Bethlehem; and yet it does not appear that Naomi made any application to him for assistance in her circumstances, though well known to her, as the word used signifies; which might arise from her modesty, and being loath to be troublesome to him, especially as he was a relation, not of her own family, but of her husband’s; but, what is more strange, that this kinsman had taken no notice of her, nor sent to her, who yet was a very generous and liberal man, and had knowledge of her coming, for he had heard of the character of Ruth, ( Ruth 2:11,12) but perhaps he was not acquainted with their indigent circumstances: a mighty man of wealth ; a man of great wealth and riches, and of great power and authority, which riches give and raise a man to, and also of great virtue and honour, all which the word “wealth” signifies; to which may be added the paraphrase the Targumist gives, that he was mighty in the law; in the Scriptures, in the word of God, a truly religious man, which completes his character: of the family of Elimelech ; the husband of Naomi; some say that his father was Elimelech’s brother, (see Gill on “ Ruth 2:2”), and his name was Boaz ; which signifies, “in him is strength”, strength of riches, power, virtue, and grace; it is the name of one of the pillars in Solomon’s temple, so called from its strength. This man is commonly said by the Jews to be the same with Ibzan, a judge of Israel, ( Judges 12:8 (see Gill on “ Judges 12:8”)): he was the grandson of Nahshon, prince of the tribe of Judah, who first offered at the dedication of the altar, ( Numbers 7:12), his father’s name was Salmon, and his mother was Rahab, the harlot of Jericho, ( Matthew 1:5). A particular account is given of this man, because he, with Ruth, makes the principal part of the following history.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-3 - Observe Ruth's humility. When Providence had made her poor, sh cheerfully stoops to her lot. High spirits will rather starve tha stoop; not so Ruth. Nay, it is her own proposal. She speaks humbly in her expectation of leave to glean. We may not demand kindness as debt, but ask, and take it as a favour, though in a small matter. Rut also was an example of industry. She loved not to eat the bread of idleness. This is an example to young people. Diligence promises well both for this world and the other. We must not be shy of any hones employment. No labour is a reproach. Sin is a thing below us, but we must not think any thing else so, to which Providence call us. She wa an example of regard to her mother, and of trust in Providence. God wisely orders what seem to us small events; and those that appea altogether uncertain, still are directed to serve his own glory, an the good of his people.
Original Hebrew ולנעמי 5281 מידע 3045 לאישׁה 376 אישׁ 376 גבור 1368 חיל 2428 ממשׁפחת 4940 אלימלך 458 ושׁמו 8034 בעז׃ 1162