Ruth 2:21

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ruth the Moabitesse said, He said vnto me also, Thou shalt keepe fast by my yong men, vntill they haue ended all my haruest.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Ruth the Moabitess said, Truly, he said to me, Keep near my young men till all my grain is cut.
- Basic English Bible

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

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.
- Webster's 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.'"
- World English Bible

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 2:21


2:21 Harvest - Both barley - harvest, and wheat - harvest. She tells what kindness Boaz had shewed her; but not, how he had commended her. Humility teaches not only not to praise ourselves, but not to be forward in repeating the praise which others have given us.


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