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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ruth 2:23


    CHAPTERS: Ruth 1, 2, 3, 4     

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    King James Bible - Ruth 2:23

    So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.

    World English Bible

    So she stayed close to the maidens of Boaz, to glean to the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and she lived with her mother-in-law.

    Douay-Rheims - Ruth 2:23

    So she kept close to the maids of Booz: and continued to glean with them, till all the barley and the wheat were laid up in the barns.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    So she kept
    fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean to the end of barley-harvest and of wheat-harvest; and dwelt with her mother-in-law.

    Original Hebrew

    ותדבק
    1692 בנערות 5291 בעז 1162 ללקט 3950 עד 5704 כלות 3615 קציר 7105 השׂערים 8184 וקציר 7105 החטים 2406 ותשׁב 3427 את 854 חמותה׃ 2545

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    VERSE (23) -
    Pr 6:6-8; 13:1,20 1Co 15:33 Eph 6:1-3

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:23

    Y así ella se juntó con las criadas de Booz cogiendo, hasta que la siega de las cebadas y la de los trigos fue acabada; mas con su suegra habitó.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ruth 2:23

    Verse 23. And of
    wheat harvest] That is, she was to continue gleaning in the farm of Boaz to the end of the barley harvest; and then, when the wheat harvest began, to continue to its conclusion in the same way. In the interim, as well as each night, she lodged with her mother-in-law.

    1. Ruth seems to have been a woman of a very amiable mind: she was modest, and she was industrious, and most probably a comely woman; and all these things served to attract the attention of Boaz, and to engage his affection. Her attachment also to her mother-in-law could not fail to secure his esteem. All these things worked together in the course of Providence, to bring about a matrimonial connection, which in its issue was intimately connected with the salvation of a lost world; for, from this very line, Jesus Christ, according to the flesh, sprang; and Ruth showed herself as worthy to be one of His progenitors as the Virgin Mary was to be His mother. See the notes on Matt. i. 1-16 2. We should carefully attend to the leadings and to the workings of God's providence; it is our duty and our interest to do both, for the path of duty is ever the way of safety. Had not Ruth acted thus, how dreary and uncomfortable must her life have been! but she followed God fully, and in a path apparently dangerous, and yet, not only sustained no injury, but succeeded well in all things: from this, as well as from innumerable other circumstances, we see the truth of that word, Acknowledge him in all thy ways, and he will direct thy steps; and with this we may ever connect, Trust in the Lord with thy whole heart, and lean not to thy own understanding. Whosoever follows God in simplicity of heart, will most assuredly be guided into all truth.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 23. So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean , etc.] Accepting the kindness of Boaz, and attending to the advice of her mother-in-law, as well as using all diligence to get a livelihood for her mother and herself; in which she was a wonderful instance of dutiful affection, humility, and industry: and so she continued unto the end of barley harvest, and of wheat harvest ; which latter began at Pentecost, as the former did at the passover; and, according to the Midrash f51 , from the beginning of the one, to the end of the other, were three months; though it may be, they were gathered in sooner: indeed from the passover to Pentecost were seven weeks, which was the difference between the beginning of one harvest, and the beginning of the other: and dwelt with her mother in law ; which is to be understood either of her coming home at night, after she had been gleaning all day, and lodging with her mother-in-law, which was her constant custom during both harvests; or that after the harvests were ended, she continued to dwell with her motherin- law; which seems to be added for the sake of carrying on the history in the following chapter.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 17-23 - It encourages industry, that in all labour, even that of gleaning there is
    profit. Ruth was pleased with what she gained by her ow industry, and was careful to secure it. Let us thus take care that we lose not those things which we have wrought, which we have gained for our souls' good, 2Jo 1:8. Parents should examine their children, a Naomi did, not to frighten or discourage them, so as to make them hat home, or tempt them to tell a lie; but to commend them if they have done well, and with mildness to reprove and caution them if they have done otherwise. It is a good question for us to ask ourselves ever night, Where have I gleaned to-day? What improvement have I made in knowledge and grace? What have I done that will turn to a good account When the Lord deals bountifully with us, let us not be found in an other field, nor seeking for happiness and satisfaction in the creature. We lose Divine favours, if we slight them. Ruth dutifull observed her mother's directions. And when the harvest was ended, sh kept her aged mother company at home. Dinah went out to see the daughters of the land; her vanity ended in disgrace, Ge 34. Ruth kep at home, and helped to maintain her mother, and went out on no othe errand than to get provision for her; her humility and industry ende in preferment __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ותדבק 1692 בנערות 5291 בעז 1162 ללקט 3950 עד 5704 כלות 3615 קציר 7105 השׂערים 8184 וקציר 7105 החטים 2406 ותשׁב 3427 את 854 חמותה׃ 2545


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