SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:8 Entonces Booz dijo a Rut: Oye, hija mía, no vayas a coger a otro campo, ni pases de aquí; y aquí estarás con mis criadas.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ruth 2:8 Verse 8. Abide here fast by my maidens] These were probably employed in making bands, and laying on them enough to form a sheaf, which the binders would tie and form into shocks or thraves. When the maidens had gathered up the scattered handfuls thrown down by the reapers, Ruth picked up any straggling heads or ears which they had left.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 8. Then said Boaz unto Ruth , etc.] Having heard what the servant said concerning her, he turned himself to her, and addressed her in the following manner: hearest thou not, my daughter ? meaning not what the servant had said, but hereby exciting her to hearken to what he was about to say to her. Noldius takes the particle to signify beseeching and entreating, and renders the words, “hear, I pray thee, my daughter”. Some from hence conclude that Boaz was a man in years, and Ruth much younger than he, and therefore calls her his daughter: go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence ; which she might be inclined to, lest she should be thought to be too troublesome to be always in one man’s field; but Boaz taking a liking to her, and willing to do her some favour, chose she should not go elsewhere: but abide here fast by my maidens ; not maidens that gleaned also as she did, poor maidens he permitted to glean; or that gleaned for the poor, and much less that gleaned for him; a person so rich and liberal as he was would never employ such for his advantage, and to the detriment of the poor; nor would it be admitted of it being contrary to the law as it should seem, and certain it is to the later traditions of the elders; for it is said f36 , “a man may not hire a workman on this condition, that his son should glean after him; he who does not suffer the poor to glean, or who suffers one and not another, or who helps any one of them, robs the poor.”
But these maidens were such, who either gathered the handfuls, cut and laid down by the reapers, and bound them up in sheaves, or else they also reaped, as it seems from the following verse; and it was very probably customary in those times for women to reap, as it is now with us.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 4-16 - The pious and kind language between Boaz and his reapers shows tha there were godly persons in Israel. Such language as this is seldo heard in our field; too often, on the contrary, what is immoral an corrupt. A stranger would form a very different opinion of our land from that which Ruth would form of Israel from the converse and conduc of Boaz and his reapers. But true religion will teach a man to behav aright in all states and conditions; it will form kind masters an faithful servants, and cause harmony in families. True religion wil cause mutual love and kindness among persons of different ranks. It ha these effects on Boaz and his men. When he came to them he prayed for them. They did not, as soon as he was out of hearing curse him, as some ill-natured servants that hate their master's eye, but they returne his courtesy. Things are likely to go on well where there is suc good-will as this between masters and servants. They expressed their kindness to each other by praying one for another. Boaz inquire concerning the stranger he saw, and ordered her to be well treated Masters must take care, not only that they do no hurt themselves, but that they suffer not their servants and those under them to do wrong Ruth humbly owned herself unworthy of favours, seeing she was born an brought up a heathen. It well becomes us all to think humbly of ourselves, esteeming others better than ourselves. And let us, in the kindness of Boaz to Ruth, note the kindness of the Lord Jesus Christ to poor sinners.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 בעז 1162 אל 413 רות 7327 הלוא 3808 שׁמעת 8085 בתי 1323 אל 408 תלכי 1980 ללקט 3950 בשׂדה 7704 אחר 312 וגם 1571 לא 3808 תעבורי 5674 מזה 2088 וכה 3541 תדבקין 1692 עם 5973 נערתי׃ 5291