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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The corners of fields were not to be reaped, and the sheaf accidentally left behind was not to be fetched away, according to the law of Moses (Leviticus 19:9; 23:22; Deuteronomy 24:21). They were to be left for the poor to glean. Similar laws were given regarding vineyards and oliveyards. (Comp. Ruth 2:2.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To gather after a reaper; to collect in scattered or fragmentary parcels, as the grain left by a reaper, or grapes left after the gathering.

2. (v. t.) To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left.

3. (v. t.) To collect with patient and minute labor; to pick out; to obtain.

4. (v. i.) To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers.

5. (v. i.) To pick up or gather anything by degrees.

6. (n.) A collection made by gleaning.

7. (n.) Cleaning; afterbirth.

Strong's Hebrew
3950. laqat -- to pick or gather up, glean
... laqat. 3951 . to pick or gather up, glean. Transliteration: laqat Phonetic Spelling:
(law-kat') Short Definition: gather. Word Origin a prim. ... gather up, glean. ...
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5953b. alal -- to glean
... 5953a, 5953b. alal. 5953c . to glean. Transliteration: alal Short
Definition: caught. Word Origin denominative verb from oleloth ...
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5953. alal -- to act severely
... to act severely. Transliteration: alal Phonetic Spelling: (aw-lal') Short Definition:
abuse. abuse, affect, child, defile, do, glean, mock, practice, ...
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3953. laqash -- to take the second crop, to take everything
... 3952, 3953. laqash. 3954 . to take the second crop, to take everything.
Transliteration: laqash Phonetic Spelling: (law-kash') Short Definition: glean. ...
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Library

Ruth
... And they came to Bethlehem about the passover tide, at the beginning of barley harvest,
and Ruth went out into the fields to glean, and she lighted on a part ...
/.../kingsley/the water of life and other sermons/sermon x ruth.htm

Boaz and Ruth.
... One day, Ruth obtained permission from her mother-in-law to go gleaning, and went
to glean in the field of a rich man named Boaz, who happened to be a kinsman ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/boaz and ruth.htm

Ruth.
... He had a field of barley where the reapers were at work, and Ruth asked Naomi if
she should not go and glean after the reapers, to get grain, for they were poor ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xvi ruth.htm

Ruth and Naomi.
... Ruth wished to do something to help support herself and her mother-in-law, so she
begged Naomi to let her go into the fields and glean after the reapers"that ...
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The Story of Ruth, the Gleaner
... When Naomi and Ruth came to Bethlehem, it was the time of the barley harvest; and
Ruth went out into the fields to glean the grain which the reapers had left. ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of ruth the.htm

Ruth, the Gleaner
... and work there. The poor were always allowed to follow the reapers and glean
the stray ears of corn that fell unnoticed. She might ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/steedman/the babe in the bulrushes/ruth the gleaner.htm

Scriptural Poems; Being Several Portions of Scripture Digested ...
... She went and came Near to the reapers, to glean after them: And lo, it was
her hap to light among The reapers, which to Boaz did belong. ...
/.../scriptural poems being several portions.htm

How under Eli's Government of the Israelites Booz Married Ruth ...
... It was now reaping thee; and Ruth, by the leave of her mother-in-law, went out
to glean, that they might get a stock of corn for their food. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 9 how under elis.htm

Ruth the Gleaner.
... In the afternoon they rose to work again, and Boaz told the reapers to let the girl
glean among the sheaves, and pull out a handful here and there; and she ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/ruth the gleaner.htm

The Question of Fear and the Answer of Faith
... cheering light upon the darkness of our misery. That is the first truth which
I glean from the text. 2. The second truth which I gather ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/the question of fear and.htm

Thesaurus
Glean (12 Occurrences)
... They were to be left for the poor to glean. Similar laws were given regarding vineyards
and oliveyards. (Comp. ... Multi-Version Concordance Glean (12 Occurrences). ...
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Gleaning (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glean. ... The owner usually
sends one of his boy or girl helpers to glean these. ...
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Bo'az (24 Occurrences)
... Ruth 2:8 Then Boaz said to Ruth, "Listen, my daughter. Don't go to glean in another
field, and don't go from here, but stay here close to my maidens. (See RSV). ...
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Boaz (25 Occurrences)
... The latter is probably the sense in which the phrase is applied to Boaz (compare
1 Samuel 9:1). He had fields outside the town, and to them Ruth went to glean. ...
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Sheaves (13 Occurrences)
... Ruth 2:7 She said,'Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.'
So she came, and has continued even from the morning until now, except ...
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Pick (37 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 19:10 You shall not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather the
fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and for the ...
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Gleaned (6 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Glean. Multi-Version Concordance
Gleaned (6 Occurrences). Judges 20:45 They turned and fled ...
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Gathers (27 Occurrences)
... Ruth 2:15 When she had risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying,
"Let her glean even among the sheaves, and don't reproach her. (See NIV). ...
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Insult (25 Occurrences)
... Ruth 2:15 When she had risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying,
"Let her glean even among the sheaves, and don't reproach her. (See NAS). ...
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Embarrass (2 Occurrences)
... Ruth 2:15 When she had risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying,
"Let her glean even among the sheaves, and don't reproach her. (See NIV). ...
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Concordance
Glean (12 Occurrences)

Leviticus 19:10
You shall not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and for the foreigner. I am Yahweh your God.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Deuteronomy 24:21
When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it after yourselves: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Judges 20:45
They turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men, and followed hard after them to Gidom, and struck of them two thousand men.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Ruth 2:2
Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Let me now go to the field, and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor." She said to her, "Go, my daughter."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Ruth 2:7
She said,'Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.' So she came, and has continued even from the morning until now, except that she stayed a little in the house."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ruth 2:8
Then Boaz said to Ruth, "Listen, my daughter. Don't go to glean in another field, and don't go from here, but stay here close to my maidens.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ruth 2:15
When she had risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, "Let her glean even among the sheaves, and don't reproach her.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ruth 2:16
Also pull out some for her from the bundles, and leave it, and let her glean, and don't rebuke her."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ruth 2:19
Her mother-in-law said to her, "Where have you gleaned today? Where have you worked? Blessed be he who noticed you." She showed her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, "The man's name with whom I worked today is Boaz."
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ruth 2:23
So she stayed close to the maidens of Boaz, to glean to the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and she lived with her mother-in-law.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 24:6
They cut their provender in the field. They glean the vineyard of the wicked.
(WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 6:9
Thus says Yahweh of Armies, They shall thoroughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: turn again your hand as a grape gatherer into the baskets.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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Gleaning (10 Occurrences)

Bo'az (24 Occurrences)

Boaz (25 Occurrences)

Sheaves (13 Occurrences)

Pick (37 Occurrences)

Gleaned (6 Occurrences)

Gathers (27 Occurrences)

Insult (25 Occurrences)

Embarrass (2 Occurrences)

Maidens (40 Occurrences)

Maids (28 Occurrences)

Blush (16 Occurrences)

Chargeth (15 Occurrences)

Grape (20 Occurrences)

Vineyard (69 Occurrences)

Grapes (74 Occurrences)

Reproach (124 Occurrences)

Ruth (19 Occurrences)

Gleaming (9 Occurrences)

Instructed (80 Occurrences)

Behind (188 Occurrences)

Riseth (165 Occurrences)

Foreigner (99 Occurrences)

Alien (102 Occurrences)

Gather (251 Occurrences)

Na'omi (21 Occurrences)

Needy (83 Occurrences)

Orphan (25 Occurrences)

Omitted (2 Occurrences)

Lease (2 Occurrences)

Leftover (2 Occurrences)

Gatherer (5 Occurrences)

Gatherest (4 Occurrences)

Grape-gatherer (1 Occurrence)

Girls (27 Occurrences)

Grapegatherer (1 Occurrence)

Wheat-harvest (6 Occurrences)

Furthermore (41 Occurrences)

Throughly (10 Occurrences)

Reapers (15 Occurrences)

Despoil (13 Occurrences)

Mother-in-law (16 Occurrences)

Moabitess (7 Occurrences)

Poverty (25 Occurrences)

Purposely (2 Occurrences)

Provender (10 Occurrences)

Bundles (4 Occurrences)

Baskets (20 Occurrences)

Barley-harvest (3 Occurrences)

Cleaveth (26 Occurrences)

Completion (40 Occurrences)

Cuttest (5 Occurrences)

Shoots (32 Occurrences)

Steadily (11 Occurrences)

Sometimes (7 Occurrences)

Strip (33 Occurrences)

Stalks (5 Occurrences)

Shelter (36 Occurrences)

Pull (32 Occurrences)

Fatherless (44 Occurrences)

Rebuke (77 Occurrences)

Naomi (25 Occurrences)

Ananias (11 Occurrences)

Tarried (42 Occurrences)

Barley (35 Occurrences)

Olive (61 Occurrences)

Sojourner (81 Occurrences)

Thoroughly (48 Occurrences)

Cleave (52 Occurrences)

Fast (157 Occurrences)

Tree (245 Occurrences)

Wheat (56 Occurrences)

Moment (71 Occurrences)

Widow (71 Occurrences)

Stranger (152 Occurrences)

Dwelleth (142 Occurrences)

Favour (171 Occurrences)

Fallen (233 Occurrences)

Gathering (71 Occurrences)

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