Ruth 2:9
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New International Version
Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the women. I have told the men not to lay a hand on you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled."

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.

Darby Bible Translation
Let thine eyes be on the field which is being reaped, and go thou after them; have I not charged the young men not to touch thee? And when thou art athirst, go to the vessels and drink of what the young men draw.

World English Bible
Let your eyes be on the field that they reap, and go after them. Haven't I commanded the young men not to touch you? When you are thirsty, go to the vessels, and drink from that which the young men have drawn."

Young's Literal Translation
thine eyes are on the field which they reap, and thou hast gone after them; have not I charged the young men not to touch thee? when thou art athirst then thou hast gone unto the vessels, and hast drunk from that which the young men draw.'

Ruth 2:9 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The young men that they shall not touch thee - This was peculiarly necessary, as she was a stranger and unprotected.

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...

Library
A Full Reward.
"It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done ... and how thou hast left they father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore. The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD GOD of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust" (Ruth ii. 11, 12). In this interesting narrative we have another instance of the way in which the HOLY GHOST teaches by typical lives. We have dwelt on some precious lessons
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue

Who are My Brethren?
The sons of Joseph were far from being in sympathy with Jesus in His work. The reports that reached them in regard to His life and labors filled them with astonishment and dismay. They heard that He devoted entire nights to prayer, that through the day He was thronged by great companies of people, and did not give Himself time so much as to eat. His friends felt that He was wearing Himself out by His incessant labor; they were unable to account for His attitude toward the Pharisees, and there were
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Cross References
Ruth 2:8
So Boaz said to Ruth, "My daughter, listen to me. Don't go and glean in another field and don't go away from here. Stay here with the women who work for me.

Ruth 2:10
At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She asked him, "Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me--a foreigner?"

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