Ruth 2:16
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New International Version
Even pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don't rebuke her."

King James Bible
And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall also sometimes draw out for her [some ears] out of the handfuls, and leave them that she may glean, and rebuke her not.

World English Bible
Also pull out some for her from the bundles, and leave it, and let her glean, and don't rebuke her."

Young's Literal Translation
and also ye do surely cast to her of the handfuls -- and have left, and she hath gleaned, and ye do not push against her.'

Ruth 2:16 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let her glean even among the sheaves - This was a privilege; for no person should glean till the sheaves were all bound, and the shocks set up.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Deuteronomy 24:19-21 When you cut down your harvest in your field, and have forgot a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to fetch it...

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...

Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

2 Corinthians 8:5-11 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God...

Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by you, brother.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

1 John 3:17,18 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him...

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A Full Reward.
"It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done ... and how thou hast left they 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" (Ruth ii. 11, 12). In this interesting narrative we have another instance of the way in which the HOLY GHOST teaches by typical lives. We have dwelt on some precious lessons
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue

Who are My Brethren?
The sons of Joseph were far from being in sympathy with Jesus in His work. The reports that reached them in regard to His life and labors filled them with astonishment and dismay. They heard that He devoted entire nights to prayer, that through the day He was thronged by great companies of people, and did not give Himself time so much as to eat. His friends felt that He was wearing Himself out by His incessant labor; they were unable to account for His attitude toward the Pharisees, and there were
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Cross References
Ruth 2:15
As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men, "Let her gather among the sheaves and don't reprimand her.

Ruth 2:17
So Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she threshed the barley she had gathered, and it amounted to about an ephah.

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