New International Version
Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters, "Who does that young woman belong to?"
King James Bible
Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this?
Darby Bible Translation
And Boaz said to his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose maiden is this?
World English Bible
Then Boaz said to his servant who was set over the reapers, "Whose young lady is this?"
Young's Literal Translation
And Boaz saith to his young man who is set over the reapers, 'Whose is this young person?'
Ruth 2:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His servant that was set over the reapers - This was a kind of steward or hind who had the under management of the estate. Some think that an officer of this kind is intended in the description given by Homer of the labors of a harvest field, as represented by Vulcan on one compartment of the shield which he made for Achilles: -
Εν δ' ετιθει τεμενος βαθυληΐον· ενθα δ εριθοι
Ἡμων, οξειας δρεπανας εν χερσιν εχοντες·
Δραγματα δ' αλλα μετ' ογμον επμον επητριμα πιπτον εραζε,
Αλλα δ' αμαλλοδετηρες εν ελλεδανοισι δεοντο.
Τρεις δ' αρ' αμαλλοδετηρες εφεστασαν· αυταρ οπισθε
Παιδες δραγμευοντες, εν αγκαλιδεσσι φεροντες,
Ασπερχες παρεχον· βασιλευς δ' εν τοισι σιωπῃ
Σκηπτρον εχων ἑστηκει επ' ογμου γηθοσυνος κηρ.
Κηρυκες δ' απανευθεν ὑπο δρυΐ δαιτα πενοντο·
Βουν δ' ἱερευσαντες μεγαν, αμφεπον· αἱ δε γυναικες
Δειπνον εριθοισιν, λευκ' αλφιτα πολλα παλυνον.
Iliad xviii., v. 550.
There too he form'd the likeness of a field
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"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 …
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Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, "The LORD be with you!" "The LORD bless you!" they answered.
The overseer replied, "She is the Moabite who came back from Moab with Naomi.
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