Ruth 2:21
New International Version
Then Ruth the Moabite said, "He even said to me, 'Stay with my workers until they finish harvesting all my grain.'"

New Living Translation
Then Ruth said, “What’s more, Boaz even told me to come back and stay with his harvesters until the entire harvest is completed.”

English Standard Version
And Ruth the Moabite said, “Besides, he said to me, ‘You shall keep close by my young men until they have finished all my harvest.’”

Berean Study Bible
Then Ruth the Moabitess said, “He also told me, ’Stay with my young men until they have finished gathering all my harvest.’”

New American Standard Bible
Then Ruth the Moabitess said, "Furthermore, he said to me, 'You should stay close to my servants until they have finished all my harvest.'"

New King James Version
Ruth the Moabitess said, “He also said to me, ‘You shall stay close by my young men until they have finished all my harvest.’ ”

King James Bible
And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

Christian Standard Bible
Ruth the Moabitess said, "He also told me, 'Stay with my young men until they have finished all of my harvest.'"

Contemporary English Version
Ruth told her, "Boaz even said I could stay in the field with his workers until they had finished harvesting all his grain."

Good News Translation
Then Ruth said, "Best of all, he told me to keep gathering grain with his workers until they finish the harvest."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ruth the Moabitess said, "He also told me, 'Stay with my young men until they have finished all of my harvest.'"

International Standard Version
Then Ruth the Moabite woman added, "He also told me 'Stay close to my young men until they have completed my entire harvest.'"

NET Bible
Ruth the Moabite replied, "He even told me, 'You may go along beside my servants until they have finished gathering all my harvest!'"

New Heart English Bible
And Ruth the Moabitess said, "He even said to me, 'You shall stay close to my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ruth, who was from Moab, told her, "He also said to me, 'Stay with my younger workers until they have finished the harvest.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Ruth the Moabitess said: 'Yea, he said unto me: Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.'

New American Standard 1977
Then Ruth the Moabitess said, “Furthermore, he said to me, ‘You should stay close to my servants until they have finished all my harvest.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Ruth, the Moabitess, said, He also said unto me, Thou shalt cleave to my servants until they have finished all my harvest.

King James 2000 Bible
And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, You shall keep near by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

American King James Version
And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said to me also, You shall keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

American Standard Version
And Ruth the Moabitess said, Yea, he said unto me, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Ruth said to her mother-in-law, Yea, he said also to me, Keep close to my damsels, until the men shall have finished all my reaping.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Ruth said, He also charged me, that I should keep close to his reapers, till all the corn should be reaped.

Darby Bible Translation
And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said to me also, Thou shalt keep with my young men until they have ended all my harvest.

English Revised Version
And Ruth the Moabitess said, Yea, he said unto me, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said to me also, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

World English Bible
Ruth the Moabitess said, "Yes, he said to me, 'You shall stay close to my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.'"

Young's Literal Translation
And Ruth the Moabitess saith, 'Also he surely said unto me, Near the young people whom I have thou dost cleave till they have completed the whole of the harvest which I have.'
Study Bible
Boaz Meets Ruth
20Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed by the LORD, who has not withdrawn his kindness from the living or the dead.” Naomi continued, “The man is a close relative. He is one of our kinsman-redeemers.” 21Then Ruth the Moabitess said, “He also told me, ‘Stay with my young men until they have finished gathering all my harvest.’” 22And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law Ruth, “My daughter, it is good for you to work with his young women, so that nothing will happen to you in another field.”…
Cross References
Ruth 2:20
Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, "May he be blessed by the LORD, who has not withdrawn his kindness from the living or the dead." Naomi continued, "The man is a close relative. He is one of our kinsman-redeemers."

Ruth 2:22
And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law Ruth, "My daughter, it is good for you to work with his young women, so that nothing will happen to you in another field."

Treasury of Scripture

And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said to me also, You shall keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

Thou shalt

Ruth 2:7,8,22
And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house…

Song of Solomon 1:7,8
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions? …

Ruth 2:8,22,23
Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens: …







Lexicon
Then Ruth
ר֣וּת (rūṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7327: Ruth -- 'friendship', a Moabite ancestress of David

the Moabitess
הַמּוֹאֲבִיָּ֑ה (ham·mō·w·’ă·ḇî·yāh)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4125: Moabite -- descendant of Moab

said,
וַתֹּ֖אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“He also
גַּ֣ם ׀ (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

told me,
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘Stay
תִּדְבָּקִ֔ין (tiḏ·bā·qîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person feminine singular | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

my young men
הַנְּעָרִ֤ים (han·nə·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

until
עַ֣ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

they have finished gathering
כִּלּ֔וּ (kil·lū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

my
לִֽי׃ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

harvest.’”
הַקָּצִ֖יר (haq·qā·ṣîr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7105: Severed, harvest, the crop, the time, the reaper, a limb
(21) My young men . . . my harvest.--Emphatic in the Hebrew. As long as my reaping lasts, cleave steadily to us.

Verse 21. - And Ruth the Moabitess said. It seems to us rather remarkable that Ruth should be here again particularized formally as "the Moabitess." There is apparently no discoverable reason for the re-repetition. It is simply antique particularity, not amenable to any literary law - "the said Moabitess." There is a peculiar abruptness in the initial words of what follows: - Yea also he said to me. Carpzov and Wright understand them thus: "'Yea' blessed be he, 'for' he said to me." But the word blessed, as used by Naomi, is too far removed to make it natural for the yea of Ruth's remark to fall back upon it. Her mind and heart were full. She was profoundly affected by the kindness that had been shown to her. Hence she piles up her representation. "Also," - so may I well speak, - "for he said to me." Keep close by my young men, until they have finished all my harvest. The "young men" are not here discriminated from the "young women" (see ver. 8). The idea, consequently, is not that Ruth was to keep close to them in distinction from the young women. It was understood that she should work behind the young women, who followed in the rear of the young men. But it was the express desire of Boaz that, instead of exposing herself among strangers, on any adjoining harvest-fields, she should maintain her position behind his raspers as long as there remained any golden crops to reap. 2:17-23 It encourages industry, that in all labour, even that of gleaning, there is profit. Ruth was pleased with what she gained by her own industry, and was careful to secure it. Let us thus take care that we lose not those things which we have wrought, which we have gained for our souls' good, 2Jo 1:8. Parents should examine their children, as Naomi did, not to frighten or discourage them, so as to make them hate home, or tempt them to tell a lie; but to commend them if they have done well, and with mildness to reprove and caution them if they have done otherwise. It is a good question for us to ask ourselves every night, Where have I gleaned to-day? What improvement have I made in knowledge and grace? What have I done that will turn to a good account? When the Lord deals bountifully with us, let us not be found in any other field, nor seeking for happiness and satisfaction in the creature. We lose Divine favours, if we slight them. Ruth dutifully observed her mother's directions. And when the harvest was ended, she kept her aged mother company at home. Dinah went out to see the daughters of the land; her vanity ended in disgrace, Ge 34. Ruth kept at home, and helped to maintain her mother, and went out on no other errand than to get provision for her; her humility and industry ended in preferment.
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