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the when the judges , there a in the land. a certain man of Bethlehemuda 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 Bethlehemuda. And they came into the of Moab, continued there.
And Elimelec husband died and she
and Chilion died also both of them the was left her two sons and her husband.
Then she with her daughtersinlaw return from the country of Moab for she had heard in the country of Moab how
out of the place where she was and her two with hernd they went the way unto the land of
said unto her two daughtersinlawo return each your mothers househe deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead and with me.
he you that y may find rest of you in the house of her husband she kissed them they
with thee unto thy
be your husbands?
Turn my daughters go for I am too old to have a husband. If I
would ye tarry them they were for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the gone out against me.
they and wept again Orpah kissed her motherinlaw but Ruth
unto her people and unto her odeturn thou after .
Ruth said: ntreat me not to leave thee, to return from after thee for whither thou goest, I will go, and where thou , I will hy 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 went until they came to Bethlehem. And when they come to Bethlehem,
she said unto them, all me not all me Mara, for the Almighty hath very .
I went out full the hath brought me home empty. Why then call me seeing the hath me and the Almighty hath me?
Ruth the Moabitess her daughterinlaw returned out of
the country of Moab and came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
And had a kinsman of her husbands, a man of of the of Elimelec, Boz.
And Ruth the Moabitess said unto , et me go to the field and ears after I find graceAnd she said unto her
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.
Then said Boz unto the Whose damsel is this?
And the was set the answered and saidt is the damsel came with out of the country of Moab
nd she said, let me and gather after the the o she came and hath continued even from the morning unt now, tarried in the house.
Then said Boz unto Ruthearest thou my daughtero to field, neither go from hence but abide by my maidens.
hine eyes on field that go after the I 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 all that thou hast done unto thy motherinlaw since the death of thine husband, how thou hast left thy father and thy mother and the land th, and come unto a thou knewest not .
The thy work, and a full reward be given thee the God of Israel thou come to trust.
Then she said, et me find favor in thy sight my ord for thou hast comforted me and hast spoken unto , like unto one of .
And said unto her come hither and eat of the bread and dip thy in the vinegar. And she sat the reapers and he her parched cornnd she and was sufficed and left.
And when she risen up to ,
, that she may , and rebuke her not.
And she took it up and went the city and her mother what she had nd she and gave to her she had reserved
where wroughtest thou? lessed be he that thee. And she showed her motherinlaw with whom she had and saidhe mans name with whom I wrought today is Boz.
said unto her daughterinlawlessed be he said unto herhe man is unto us, of our next .
And Ruth the Moabite saide me also,
unto Ruth her daughterinlaw, 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 wheat
harvest and dwelt with her
said unto hery daughter I seek rest for thee, that may be
now our with whose maidens thou wast, winnoweth barley tonight the threshing floor
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.
unto the floor, and did according to all that her motherinlaw bade her.
And when Boz had eaten and drunk and merry, he went l down the of the heapnd she came softly, and
the man was afraid and nd behold a woman lay at his feet.
he said art thound she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaidpread thy over thine handmaid, for thou art
for thou hast show more 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 thee all that thou require, for all the of my people know that thou art a woman.
And it is true that I am thy
. But 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 said
upon thee and hold it. And she held it he measured six measures of barley and laid it on hernd she into the city
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 motherinlaw.
Then said she my daughter, until thou know how the matter will or the man will
not be in rest until he ha finished the this day.
Then went Boz the gate and sat down there and behold, the kinsman of Boz spke came bynto whom he said
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 come again out of the country of Moab, a parcel of land which was our brother Elimelecs.
And I thought to thee it before the and elders of my peoplef thou itut if thou wilt not it, then tell me that I may or there is none to
day thou buyest the field 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 , for I cannot it.
Now this was the manner time in Israel concerning and , and this was a in Israel.
the kinsman said Boz, uy it drew off his shoe.
said unto the elders and unto all the peoplee are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was and all that was Chilions and the hand of .
oreover Ruth the Moabite the wife of Mahlon, I 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 e are witnesses this day.
And all the people were the gate and the elders saide are witnesseshe make the woman come into thine house like Rahel and Lea, which buil the house of Israel do in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem
nd house be like the house of , whom Tamar bre unto Juda, of the seed which the shall give thee this young woman.
o Boz took Ruth, and she was his wifend he went in unto her, the gave and bre a son.
And the women said unto lessed be the hath not left thee without
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 Obede is the father of , the father of David.