Ruth 2:1
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New International Version
Now Naomi had a relative on her husband's side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.

New Living Translation
Now there was a wealthy and influential man in Bethlehem named Boaz, who was a relative of Naomi's husband, Elimelech.

English Standard Version
Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.

New American Standard Bible
Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.

King James Bible
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Naomi had a relative on her husband's side named Boaz. He was a prominent man of noble character from Elimelech's family.

International Standard Version
Naomi had a close relative of her late husband, a man of considerable wealth from the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz.

NET Bible
Now Naomi had a relative on her husband's side of the family named Boaz. He was a wealthy, prominent man from the clan of Elimelech.

New Heart English Bible
Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Naomi had a relative. He was from Elimelech's side of the family. He was a man of outstanding character named Boaz.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of valour, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

New American Standard 1977
Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of strength, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

King James 2000 Bible
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

American King James Version
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

American Standard Version
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now her husband Elimelech had a kinsman, a powerful man, and very rich, whose name was Booz.

Darby Bible Translation
And Naomi had a relation of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

English Revised Version
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

World English Bible
Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

Young's Literal Translation
And Naomi hath an acquaintance of her husband's, a man mighty in wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name is Boaz.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-3 Observe Ruth's humility. When Providence had made her poor, she cheerfully stoops to her lot. High spirits will rather starve than 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 a debt, but ask, and take it as a favour, though in a small matter. Ruth 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 honest 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 was an example of regard to her mother, and of trust in Providence. God wisely orders what seem to us small events; and those that appear altogether uncertain, still are directed to serve his own glory, and the good of his people.
Study Bible
Ruth Meets Boaz
1Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. 2And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Please let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after one in whose sight I may find favor." And she said to her, "Go, my daughter."…
Cross References
Ruth 1:2
The name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife, Naomi; and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem in Judah. Now they entered the land of Moab and remained there.

Ruth 2:2
And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Please let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after one in whose sight I may find favor." And she said to her, "Go, my daughter."
Treasury of Scripture

And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

kinsman

Ruth 3:2,12 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens you were? …

a mighty

Deuteronomy 8:17,18 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has …

Job 1:3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, …

Job 31:25 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;

Boaz Boaz, according the Targumist, was the same as Ibzan.

Ruth 4:21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,

Judges 12:8-10 And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel…

1 Chronicles 2:10-12 And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince of the …

Matthew 1:5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and …

Luke 3:32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was …

Booz

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