Ruth ii. 5, 17.-Then said Boaz unto his servant that was

set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this? And the ser-

vant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is

the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of

the country of Moab: and she said, I pray you, let me

glean and gather after the reapers amongst the sheavess

so she came, and hath continued even from the morning ur

til now, that she tarried a little in the house. Then said

Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go no

to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide

here fast by my maidens. Let thine eyes be on the field

that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not char-

ged 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. Then she fell on her

face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him,

Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest

take knowledge of me, seeing that I am a stranger? And

Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been showed

me all that thou hast done unto thy mother-in-law since the

death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy 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. Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight my

lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou

hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not

like unto one of thine handmaidens. And Boaz said unto

her, At meal-time come thou hither, and eat of the bread

and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the

reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat,

and was sufficed, and left. And when she was risen up to

glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her

glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not; and

let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and

leave them that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.




1 Sam. i. 1, 8.-Now there was a certain man of Ramath-
aim-zophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elka-

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