Ruth 2:9
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English Standard Version
Let your eyes be on the field that they are reaping, and go after them. Have I not charged the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink what the young men have drawn.”

King James Bible
Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

American Standard Version
Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And follow where they reap. For I have charged my young men, not to molest thee: and if thou art thirsty, go to the vessels, and drink of the waters whereof the servants drink.

English Revised Version
Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let thy eyes be on the field that they are reaping, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art thirsty go to the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Ruth wished to go to the field and glean at (among) the ears, i.e., whatever ears were left lying upon the harvest field (cf. Ruth 2:7), אשׁר אחר, behind him in whose eyes she should find favour. The Mosaic law (Leviticus 19:9; Leviticus 23:22, compared with Deuteronomy 24:19) did indeed expressly secure to the poor the right to glean in the harvest fields, and prohibited the owners from gleaning themselves; but hard-hearted farmers and reapers threw obstacles in the way of the poor, and even forbade their gleaning altogether. Hence Ruth proposed to glean after him who should generously allow it. She carried out this intention with the consent of Naomi, and chance led her to the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, a relation of Elimelech, without her knowing the owner of the field, or being at all aware of his connection with Elimelech. מקרה ויּקר, lit., "her chance chanced to hit upon the field."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

touch thee

Genesis 20:6 And God said to him in a dream, Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart...

Job 19:21 Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.

Psalm 105:15 Saying, Touch not my anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Proverbs 6:29 So he that goes in to his neighbor's wife; whoever touches her shall not be innocent.

1 Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.

go

Genesis 24:18-20 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hurried, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him drink...

Matthew 10:42 And whoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you...

John 4:7-11 There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said to her, Give me to drink...

Cross References
Ruth 2:8
Then Boaz said to Ruth, "Now, listen, my daughter, do not go to glean in another field or leave this one, but keep close to my young women.

Ruth 2:10
Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, "Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?"

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