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Ruth 2 - NIV

8 So Boaz said to Ruth, “My daughter, listen to me. Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here. Stay here with the women who work for me.

9 Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the women. I have told the men not to lay a hand on you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled.”

10 At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She asked him, “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me—a foreigner?”

11 Boaz replied, “I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband—how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before.

12 May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”

13 “May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord,” she said. “You have put me at ease by speaking kindly to your servant—though I do not have the standing of one of your servants.”

14 At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here. Have some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar.”
When she sat down with the harvesters, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over.

15 As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men, “Let her gather among the sheaves and don’t reprimand her.

16 Even pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don’t rebuke her.”

17 So Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she threshed the barley she had gathered, and it amounted to about an ephah.[a]

18 She carried it back to town, and her mother-in-law saw how much she had gathered. Ruth also brought out and gave her what she had left over after she had eaten enough.

19 Her mother-in-law asked her, “Where did you glean today? Where did you work? Blessed be the man who took notice of you!”
Then Ruth told her mother-in-law about the one at whose place she had been working. “The name of the man I worked with today is Boaz,” she said.

20 “The Lord bless him!” Naomi said to her daughter-in-law. “He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead.” She added, “That man is our close relative; he is one of our guardian-redeemers.[b]

21 Then Ruth the Moabite said, “He even said to me, ‘Stay with my workers until they finish harvesting all my grain.’”

22 Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, “It will be good for you, my daughter, to go with the women who work for him, because in someone else’s field you might be harmed.”

23 So Ruth stayed close to the women of Boaz to glean until the barley and wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law.


Footnotes

a. Ruth 2:17 That is, probably about 30 pounds or about 13 kilograms
b. Ruth 2:20 The Hebrew word for guardian-redeemer is a legal term for one who has the obligation to redeem a relative in serious difficulty (see Lev. 25:25-55).


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Sacrificial Service
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jun, 2016
Summary: Ruth displayed her sacrificial love and service to her mother in law, Naomi by her willingness to glean in the field of Boaz even in the heat of the sun. Such godly character produced a blessing that transformed Naomi's bitterness into hope and joy.
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The Song of Grace
Shared by: Russ Barksdale on Mar, 2016
Summary: Relationships, particularly marriage, can survive only with large amounts of grace.
Series: R&B
Scripture: Ruth 2:14-23
Denomination: Baptist
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Ken Ritz avatar
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Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Part 2 of series on Ruth How does our concept of luck relate to God's favor and providence?
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God's Hand In Our Risk
Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Providence of God sometimes requires taking a risk in faith
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Surrounded with Favour.
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Sep, 2015
Summary: How we are surrounded with God’s favour that can lead us to our destiny.
Series: Success
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Scripture: Ruth 1:1-2:18
Denomination: Assembly Of God
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Greg Nance avatar
Poor Naomi and Ruth
Shared by: Greg Nance on Jun, 2015
Summary: Destitute and broken people are those God seeks to save. Who but the poor in spirit are prepared to receive the King of kings and enter the kingdom of heaven?
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Moving Forward in Favor
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Dec, 2014
Summary: I believe God has called us serve faithfully where He's assigned us . . . where we’re at. Most of the time, what we do for the kingdom goes unnoticed, unrewarded, unacknowledged. Yet you keep right on working/striving.
Scripture: Ruth 2:10-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,284
Mike Fogerson avatar
Unfolding Your Blessing
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Dec, 2014
Summary: Timing & personal connections play an important role in your personal destiny (Being in the right place and with the right people).
Scripture: Ruth 2:2-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 998
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2 Keys to Unlock 7 Blessings
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Dec, 2014
Summary: Before Ruth would experience the breakthrough with Boaz, she asked for both GRACE & FAVOR.
Scripture: Ruth 2:2-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,596
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Fields of Grace
Shared by: Isaac Butterworth on Dec, 2014
Summary: God takes us on – just as Boaz took on Ruth – and he makes promises to us…and gracious provision. And he “works all things together for good to those who love him, who are called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:29).
Scripture: Ruth 2:1-13
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 415
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He's Our Kinsman-Redeemer
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Nov, 2014
Summary: Even in discouraging times, God was and IS still unfolding His plan to bring redemption to the entire world through His Messiah! Naomi's realization of who Boaz is to them is not only a relief, but shows us God's spectacular plan to provide!
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Scripture: Ruth 2:18-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,052
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Ruth Meets Boaz
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Nov, 2014
Summary: God still provides, even when we think there is no hope for us! What is it that you need Him to provide for you and where do you doubt His perfect ability? Ruth's life speaks to God's provision, will we trust Him to provide for us as well?
Series: Ruth
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Scripture: Ruth 2:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 728
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Foolish Vows
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug, 2014
Summary: Ruth proclaims her loyalty to her mother-in-law, Naomi. Her words at first appear foolish. She is not doing what is normal. Yet her loyalty honors God and God moves powerfully as a result of Ruth’s proclamation.
Scripture: Ruth 1:1-2:22
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 449
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The Blessings of Kindness
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug, 2014
Summary: Boaz acts kindly toward Ruth and Naomi. His kindness is used by God to accomplish God’s will.
Scripture: Ruth 2:1-23
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 568
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Shared by: Paul Clemente on Aug, 2014
Summary: How godly are we?
Series: Ruth
Scripture: Ruth 2:1-23
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 269
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THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE A KINSMAN REDEEMER
Shared by: Kim Oliver on Jun, 2014
Summary: NAOIMI finds rest for Ruth in BOAZ ,God finds rest for us in Christ
Scripture: Ruth 2:20-3:11
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 865
David Taylor avatar
Seeking a Grace Filled Life
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2014
Summary: Seeing God in the Ordinary: Seeking a Grace Filled Life
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Scripture: Ruth 2:14-23
Views: 962
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IS GOD'S FAVOUR ALWAYS UNFAIR?
Shared by: Odon Bulamba on Nov, 2013
Summary: God's favour is always unfair. Accept it or not, like it or dislike it, God does things the way that He wants them to be done. He gives to someone who is different to your expectation and left aside the one that you might think deserves something from Him
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Scripture: Ruth 2:10
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An Overview of the Book of Ruth
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: It all comes down to a moment at midnight on a particular threshing floor in the valley below Bethlehem.
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From Bitterness To Blessing
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Aug, 2013
Summary: Naomi was bitter at God for the way her life turned out. In this sermons we see that "along came Jones" (to borrow from Ray Stevens) in the form of a man named Boaz who would change her and Ruth's destiny forever, turning Naomi's bitterness to blessing.
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Scripture: Ruth 2:17-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,087
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God’s Watch Care Over His Children
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Aug, 2013
Summary: One of the basic themes of the book of Ruth is God's watch care over His children. His watch care is shown in Ruth 2 in 1) God's providence; 2) God's provision; 3) and God's promotion.
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Scripture: Ruth 2:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,587
Thomas Swope avatar
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jun, 2013
Summary: A study of the book of Ruth chapter 2 verses 1 through 23
Series: Ruth
Scripture: Ruth 2:1-23
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 724
Tim Diack avatar
GODISNOWHERE
Shared by: Tim Diack on Mar, 2013
Summary: Ruth has taken refuge in the God of Israel and has begun to experience His amazing grace for God's love never fails and He has not stopped showing His kindness to the living and the dead!
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Scripture: Ruth 2:17-23
Denomination: *other
Views: 953
Victor Ramlall avatar
GOD'S WELFARE PROGRAM AND HANDFULS OF PURPOSE!
Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Feb, 2013
Summary: The law of gleaning demonstrates God's provision for the poor who are required to make a diligent effort as opposed to the welfare system that exist in our day.
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Scripture: Ruth 2:15-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,406
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THE TRUTH ABOUT RUTH - PART 2: WORKING YOUR DESTINY
Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Feb, 2013
Summary: Ruth,the ancestor of Messiah demonstrates the God's grace, guidance, and goodness in taking bad situations and turning them into triumph radiating His Glory
Scripture: Ruth 2:1-23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,367
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The Incomparable Boaz
Shared by: Tim Diack on Feb, 2013
Summary: In times of harship we cry out to God to deliver us, to change our circumstances, but God wants to do a work of transformation in our hearts. Join us as we see how God reveals His grace to Ruth and begins a work in her heart.
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Shared by: Sean Harder on Feb, 2013
Summary: 2 Ruth knew the Israelite custom of gleaning. What a beautiful Law it was that God instituted to help the poor. He didn’t set up government welfare where people were given money to do whatever they wanted with. He provided a plan that if a person was will
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Shared by: bala samson on Jan, 2013
Summary: On the contrary, we have illness to endure, uncertainty, angst, fear and delay lurking in every corner of our life. How do you survive those occasions?
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Scripture: Ruth 2:7-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Shared by: Bobby Stults on Aug, 2012
Summary: Naomi and Ruth are astounded at the mercy and deliverance of God! At a low point in her life Naomi sees God's hand beginning to deliver her!
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Redemption Continues
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Aug, 2012
Summary: Reconciliation and Redemption are key subjects for these verses...
Scripture: Ruth 2:4-13
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