God's First Truth: Tyndale/Rogers
THE BOOK OF RUTH
The 1st Chapter
the when the judges , there a in the land. a certain man of went to sojourn in the country of Moab his wife and two sons. he name of the man was Elimelec, and his wife , and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion of . And they came into the of Moab, continued there. And Elimelec husband died and she her two sons took them wives of the of the the name the other Ruth
nd they dwelled there about ten Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them the was left of her two sons and her husband. Then she with her daughters in law return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the ha visited his people them . Wherefore she out of the place where she was and her two daughters with her a they went the way unto the land of said unto her two daughters in lawo return each mothers house: the deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead and with me. he you that y may find restof you in the house of her husband she kissed them
they with thee unto thy be your husbands? Turn again my daughters go for I am too old to have a husband. If I till they were would ye for them from husbands? my daughters for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the is gone out against me.
they and wept again: Orpah kissed her mother
in law but Ruth her she said, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people and unto her od: return thou after . Ruth said me not to leave thee, to return from after thee for whither thou goest, I will go and where thou , I will : thy people my people, and thy God my God Where thou diest, will die, and there will be buriedhe do so to me, death thee and me.
When she saw that she go with her, she left speaking unto her. o they went until they came to Bethlehem. And when they were come to Bethlehem,
she said unto them, all me not call me Mara for the Almighty hath very . I went out full the hath brought me home emptyhy then call me seeing the hath me, and the Almighty hath me?
Ruth the Moabitess her daughter in law returned out of the country of Moab and came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
The 2nd Chapter
And had a kinsman of her husbands, a man of , of the of nameBoz. And Ruth the Moabitess said unto , et me go to the field and ears after I find grace.
And she said unto hero my daughter. And she went and came and after the and her was part of the field unto was of the kindred of Elimelec. And behold, Boz came from Bethlehem and said unto the , he be with you. And they answered him, he bless thee. answered and saidt is the Moabitish damsel that came with out of the country of Moabnd she said, I pray , le and gather after the the so she came, and hath continued even from the morning unt now, tarried in the house.
Then said Boz unto Ruthearest thou my daughter no field, neither go from hence but abide by my maidenshine eyes on field that go after have charged the young men that they touch thee when thou art , go unto the vessels and drink of that which the have drawn. Then she fell on her face and bowed herself to the ground and said unto him have found grace in thine eyes, me, seeing I am ?
And Boz answered and said unto her me that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husbandhow thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land th, and art come unto a which thou knewest not . The thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the God of Israel thou art come to trust. Then she said, et me find favour in thy sight my ord for thou hast comforted me and hast spoken unto , be like unto one of
and eat of the bread, and dip thy in the vinegar. And she sat the reapers and he her parched cornnd she did eat and was sufficed and left. And when she was risen up to , , that she may , and rebuke her not. o she her mother in law what she had nd she and gave to her that she had reserved she her mother in law unto her, here thou ? and where wroughtest thou? blessed be he that thee. And she shwed her mother in law with whom she had wrought and saidhe mans name with whom I wrought is Boz. said unto her daughter in lawlessed be he said unto herhe man is unto us, of our next . And Ruth the Moabite saide me also, young men, until they ha ended all harvest.
said unto Ruth her daughter in law, t is my daughter that thou go out with his maidens, that meet thee in any other field. o she kept by the maidens of to unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest and dwelt with her mother in law.
The 3rd Chapter
Then her mother in law said unto hery daughter I seek rest for thee, that may be now our with whose maidens thou wast, winnoweth barley in the ash thyself therefore and anoint thee and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee to the floorut not the man, until he have eating and drinking. And when he mark the place where he , and go and his feet, and lay thee down and he tell thee what thou shalt do. And she herll that thou me I will do.
And she went unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her. And when Boz had eaten and drunk and merry, he went l down the of the heapnd she came softly, and his feet, and laid her down. And at midnight the man was afraid and nd behold a woman lay at his feet. he saidart thound she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid spread thy over thine handmaid for thou art
in the latter end than at the beginning, as thou followed not young men, whether poor or rich. And now my daughter fear not I will do to thee all that thou require for all the of my people know that thou art a. And it is true that I am thy ne: there is if he will not until the morning.
And she lay at his feet until the morningnd she up before one could know another. And he saidet be to her mother in law said my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her. And said, hese six measures of barley gave he me said not empty unto thy mother in law. Then said she my daughter, until thou know how the matter will or the man will not be in rest until he have finished the this day.
The 4th Chapter
Then went Boz uto the gate and sat him down there: and behold, the kinsman of Boz spake came bynto whom he said sit down here. And he turned and sat down. he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, it ye down here. And they sat down. he said unto the kinsman that is come again out of the country of Moab, a parcel of land, which was our brother And I thought to theeuy it before the and elders of my peoplef thou it: but if thou wilt not
day thou buyest the field of the hand of , thou must also Ruth the Moabite the wife of the dead, to up the name of the dead upon his inheritance. the kinsman, I cannot it for mine own inheritance: thou my right to for I cannot it. Now this was the manner time in Israel concerning and changing, for to all things a man pluck off his shoe and gve it his and this was a in Israel.
the kinsman said Boz, uy it tho drew off his shoe. said unto the elders and unto all the peoplee are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelecs, and all that was Chilions and , of the hand of . oreover Ruth the Moabite the wife of Mahlon, I to wife to up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that name be not o from among his brethren, and from the gate of his : ye are witnesses this day.
And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders saide are witnesseshe make the woman that is come into thine house like Rahel and Lea, which did build the house of Israel: do in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehemnd house be like the house of harez, whom Tamar bare unto Juda, of the seed which the shall give thee of this young woman.
o Boz took Ruth, and she was his wifend he went in unto her, the gave and bare a son. And the women said unto lessed be the which hath not left thee without thy daughter in law which loveth thee is better to thee than seven sons. And took the child and laid it in her , and became nurse unto it. And her neighbors gave it a name sayinghere is a born to and called Obed: he is the father of , the father of David. the generation of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron Hezron begat Ram, Ram begat Aminadab, begat , begat Salmon, Salmon begat Boz, Boz begat Obed, Obed begat , begat David.
Thus endeth the book of Ruth.