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Ruth 2

Introduction

Overview

Ruth 2:1, Ruth gleans in the field of Boaz; Ruth 2:4, Boaz takes notice of her, Ruth 2:8, and shews her great favour; Ruth 2:18, That which she got, she carries to Naomi.

Verse 1

kinsman: Ruth 3:2, Ruth 3:12

a mighty: Deuteronomy 8:17, Deuteronomy 8:18, Job 1:3, Job 31:25

Boaz: Boaz, according the Targumist, was the same as Ibzan. Ruth 4:21, Judges 12:8-10, 1 Chronicles 2:10-12, Matthew 1:5, Luke 3:32, Booz

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 15:20 - the mighty

Verse 2

glean ears: Leviticus 19:9, Leviticus 19:16, Leviticus 23:22, Deuteronomy 24:19-21

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:15 - pitcher Genesis 32:5 - may find Ruth 2:10 - Why have 2 Samuel 14:22 - I have found Proverbs 31:13 - worketh 1 Timothy 5:4 - to requite

Verse 3

gleaned: 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:12, 2 Thessalonians 3:12

hap was: Heb. hap happened, 2 Kings 8:5, Esther 6:1, Esther 6:2, Matthew 10:29, Luke 10:31

Reciprocal: Leviticus 23:22 - General 2 Samuel 1:6 - As I happened Proverbs 31:13 - worketh Mark 11:13 - haply

Verse 4

The Lord: Psalms 118:26, Psalms 129:7, Psalms 129:8, Luke 1:28, 2 Thessalonians 3:16, 2 Timothy 4:22, 2 John 1:10, 2 John 1:11

And they: Ruth 4:11, Genesis 18:19, Joshua 24:15, Psalms 133:1-3, 1 Timothy 6:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:10 - General Numbers 6:24 - The Lord Deuteronomy 6:7 - shalt talk Judges 6:12 - The Lord Ruth 3:10 - Blessed 1 Samuel 13:10 - salute him 2 Samuel 13:25 - blessed 2 Kings 4:18 - to the reapers 1 Chronicles 2:51 - Bethlehem Jeremiah 31:23 - The Lord Matthew 2:5 - General Luke 2:4 - unto Romans 15:33 - be

Verse 5

Ruth 4:21, 1 Chronicles 2:11, 1 Chronicles 2:12

Reciprocal: Ruth 4:13 - the Lord

Verse 6

the servant: This seems to have been a kind of steward, who had the under- management of the estate. Genesis 15:2, Genesis 24:2, Genesis 39:4, Matthew 20:8, Matthew 24:45

It is the: Ruth 1:16, Ruth 1:19, Ruth 1:22

Verse 7

I pray: Proverbs 15:33, Proverbs 18:23, Matthew 5:3, Ephesians 5:21, 1 Peter 5:5, 1 Peter 5:6

continued: Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 22:29, Ecclesiastes 9:10, Romans 12:11, Galatians 6:9

in the house: It seems that the reapers were now resting in a tent, erected for that purpose; and that Ruth had just gone in with them, to take her rest also.

Reciprocal: Ruth 2:21 - Thou shalt

Verse 8

my daughter: 1 Samuel 3:6, 1 Samuel 3:16, 2 Kings 5:13, Matthew 9:2, Matthew 9:22

neither: Song of Solomon 1:7, Song of Solomon 1:8

abide: Matthew 10:7-11, Philippians 4:8

Reciprocal: Ruth 2:21 - Thou shalt Ruth 3:2 - with whose

Verse 9

touch thee: Genesis 20:6, Job 19:21, Psalms 105:15, Proverbs 6:29, 1 Corinthians 7:1, 1 John 5:18

go: Genesis 24:18-20, Matthew 10:42, John 4:7-11

Verse 10

fell: Genesis 18:2, 1 Samuel 25:23

Why have: Ruth 2:2, Ruth 2:13, 2 Samuel 9:8, 2 Samuel 19:28, Luke 1:43, Luke 1:48, Romans 12:10

seeing: Isaiah 56:3-8, Matthew 15:22-28, Matthew 25:35, Luke 7:6, Luke 7:7, Luke 17:16-18

Reciprocal: Genesis 33:10 - if now Numbers 32:5 - if we have Ruth 2:19 - blessed Ruth 3:9 - Ruth 1 Samuel 18:18 - Who am I 1 Samuel 25:41 - thine 2 Samuel 24:20 - bowed

Verse 11

all that: Ruth 1:11, Ruth 1:14-22, Psalms 37:5, Psalms 37:6

and how: Psalms 45:10, Luke 5:11, Luke 5:23, Luke 14:33, Luke 18:29, Luke 18:30, Hebrews 11:8, Hebrews 11:9, Hebrews 11:24-26

Reciprocal: Ruth 1:16 - thy people 2 Samuel 9:7 - for I will 2 Samuel 21:11 - told David 1 Kings 8:41 - a stranger 2 Chronicles 6:32 - the stranger

Verse 12

recompense: 1 Samuel 24:19, Psalms 19:11, Psalms 58:11, Proverbs 11:18, Proverbs 23:18, *marg. Matthew 5:12, Matthew 6:1, Matthew 10:41, Matthew 10:42, Luke 6:35, Luke 14:12-14, Colossians 2:18, 2 Timothy 1:18, 2 Timothy 4:8, Hebrews 6:10, Hebrews 11:6, Hebrews 11:26

wings: Ruth 1:16, Psalms 17:8, Psalms 36:7, Psalms 57:1, Psalms 61:4, Psalms 63:7, Psalms 91:4, Matthew 23:37

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:1 - and thy Deuteronomy 6:7 - shalt talk 1 Samuel 2:20 - blessed 2 Samuel 9:7 - for I will 2 Samuel 21:11 - told David 2 Chronicles 6:32 - the stranger 2 Chronicles 15:7 - your work Psalms 18:24 - the Lord recompensed me Ecclesiastes 4:9 - a good Song of Solomon 6:1 - that Isaiah 18:1 - shadowing Jeremiah 31:16 - for Malachi 4:2 - wings Luke 13:34 - as Colossians 3:24 - ye shall 1 Timothy 5:5 - trusteth

Verse 13

Let me find: or, I find favour, Genesis 33:8, Genesis 33:10, Genesis 33:15, Genesis 43:14, 1 Samuel 1:18, 2 Samuel 16:4

friendly: Heb. to the heart, Genesis 34:3, Judges 19:3

not like: 1 Samuel 25:41, Proverbs 15:33, Philippians 2:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 23:6 - my lord Genesis 30:27 - favour Genesis 47:25 - let us Ruth 2:10 - Why have Nehemiah 2:5 - and if thy Romans 7:3 - though

Verse 14

At mealtime: Job 31:16-22, Proverbs 11:24, Proverbs 11:25, Isaiah 32:8, Isaiah 58:7, Isaiah 58:10, Isaiah 58:11, Luke 14:12-14

dip thy morsel: Vinegar, robb of fruits, etc., are used for this purpose in the East to the present day; into which, says Dr. Shaw, they dip the bread and hand together.

parched: 1 Samuel 17:17, 1 Samuel 25:18, 2 Samuel 17:28

she did: Deuteronomy 8:10, Deuteronomy 11:15, 2 Kings 4:43, 2 Kings 4:44, Matthew 14:20

was sufficed: Ruth 2:18, Psalms 23:5

Verse 15

glean: 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, it is now settled by a solemn judgment of the Court of Common Pleas, that a right to glean in the harvest field cannot be claimed by any person at common law. Any person may permit or prevent it on his own grounds. By the Irish Acts, 25; Henry VIII. c. 1, and 28; Henry VIII. c. 24, gleaning and leasing are so restricted as to be in fact prohibited in that part of the United Kingdom.

reproach: Heb. shame, James 1:5

Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:9 - ye reap the harvest Leviticus 23:22 - General Judges 15:4 - caught three

Verse 16

Deuteronomy 24:19-21, Psalms 112:9, Proverbs 19:17, Matthew 25:40, Romans 12:13, 2 Corinthians 8:5-11, Philemon 1:7, Hebrews 6:10, 1 John 3:17, 1 John 3:18

Reciprocal: Leviticus 23:22 - General Judges 15:4 - caught three

Verse 17

she gleaned: Proverbs 31:27

ephah: Exodus 16:36, Ezekiel 45:11, Ezekiel 45:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:15 - pitcher

Verse 18

she had reserved: Ruth 2:14, John 6:12, John 6:13, 1 Timothy 5:4

Verse 19

blessed: Ruth 2:10, Psalms 41:1, 2 Corinthians 9:13-15

Boaz: 1 Kings 7:21

Verse 20

Blessed: Ruth 3:10, 2 Samuel 2:5, Job 29:12, Job 29:13, 2 Timothy 1:16-18

hath not: 2 Samuel 9:1, Proverbs 17:17, Philippians 4:10

one of our: or, one that hath right to redeem, Ruth 3:9, Ruth 4:6, Leviticus 25:25, Deuteronomy 25:5-7, Job 19:25

Reciprocal: Ruth 1:8 - the dead Ruth 3:2 - is not Boaz Ruth 3:13 - if he will Ephesians 4:32 - kind

Verse 21

Thou shalt: Ruth 2:7, Ruth 2:8, Ruth 2:22, Song of Solomon 1:7, Song of Solomon 1:8

young men: The word hannearim should be translated the servants; both male and female being included in it, the latter especially - see note on Ruth 2:8, see note on Ruth 2:22, and see note on Ruth 2:23.

Verse 22

Ruth: Ruth is said, by the Targumist, to have been the daughter of Eglon, king of Moab.

It is good: Proverbs 27:10, Song of Solomon 1:8

meet: or, fall not upon thee

Reciprocal: Ruth 2:21 - Thou shalt

Verse 23

Proverbs 6:6-8, Proverbs 13:1, Proverbs 13:20, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Ephesians 6:1-3

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:31 - the barley Ruth 1:22 - in the beginning Ruth 2:21 - young men Ruth 3:2 - with whose Proverbs 31:13 - worketh

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ruth 2". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ruth-2.html.