SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:2 Y Rut la moabita dijo a Noemí: Te ruego que me dejes ir al campo, y cogeré espigas en pos de aquel en cuyos ojos hallare gracia. Y ella le respondió: Ve, hija mía.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ruth 2:2 Verse 2. Glean ears of corn] The word glean comes from the French glaner, to gather ears or grains of corn. This was formerly a general custom in England and Ireland; the poor went into the fields and collected the straggling ears of corn after the reapers; and it was long supposed that this was their right, and that the law recognized it. But although it has been an old custom, I find that it is now settled, by a solemn judgment in the court of common pleas, that a right to glean in the harvest field cannot be claimed by any person at common law; see Law Dictionary, article gleaning. Any person may permit or prevent it in his own grounds. By the Irish acts, 25 Hen. VIII., c. 1, and 28 Hen. VIII., c. 24, gleaning and leasing are so restricted as to be in fact prohibited in that part of the United Kingdom. See the note on Lev. xix. 9.
After him in whose sight I shall find grace.] She did not mean Boaz; but she purposed to go out where they were now reaping, and glean after any person who might permit her, or use her in a friendly manner. The words seem to intimate that, notwithstanding the law of Moses, the gleaners might be prevented by the owner of the field.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 2. And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi , etc.] After they had been some little time at Bethlehem, and not long; for they came at the beginning of barley harvest, and as yet it was not over, nor perhaps for some time after this; and knowing and considering the circumstances they were in, and unwilling to live an idle life, and ready to do any thing for the support of her life, and of her ancient mother-in-law; which was very commendable, and showed her to be an industrious virtuous woman: she addressed her, and said: let me now go to the field ; she did not choose to go any where, nor do anything, without her advice and consent; so dutiful and obedient was she to her, and so high an opinion had she of her wisdom and goodness; she desired to go to the field which belonged to Bethlehem, which seems to have been an open field, not enclosed, where each inhabitant had his part, as Boaz, ( Ruth 2:3) though Jarchi interprets it of one of the fields of the men of the city; hither she asked leave to go, not with any ill intent, nor was she in any danger of being exposed, since it being harvest time the field was full of people: her end in going thither is expressed in the next clause, and glean ears of corn after him, in whose sight I shall find grace ; or “in” or “among the ears of corn” f28 ; between the ears of corn bound up into sheaves, and there pick up the loose ears that were dropped and left. This she proposed to do with the leave of the owner of the field, or of the reapers, whom she followed; she might be ignorant that it was allowed by the law of God that widows and strangers might glean in the field, ( Leviticus 19:9,10 Deuteronomy 24:19) or if she had been acquainted with it by Naomi, which is not improbable, such was her modesty and humility, that she did not choose to make use of this privilege without leave; lest, as Jarchi says, she should be chided or reproved, and it is certain she did entreat the favour to glean, ( Ruth 2:7) and she said unto her, go, my daughter ; which shows the necessitous circumstances Naomi was in; though perhaps she might give this leave and direction under an impulse of the Spirit of God, in order to bring about an event of the greatest moment and importance, whereby she became the ancestor of our blessed Lord.
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 ותאמר 559 רות 7327 המואביה 4125 אל 413 נעמי 5281 אלכה 1980 נא 4994 השׂדה 7704 ואלקטה 3950 בשׁבלים 7641 אחר 310 אשׁר 834 אמצא 4672 חן 2580 בעיניו 5869 ותאמר 559 לה לכי 1980 בתי׃ 1323