Ruth 2:6
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New International Version
The overseer replied, "She is the Moabite who came back from Moab with Naomi.

King James Bible
And the servant 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:

Darby Bible Translation
And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish maiden who came back with Naomi out of the fields of Moab;

World English Bible
The servant who was set over the reapers answered, "It is the Moabite lady who came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab.

Young's Literal Translation
And the young man who is set over the reapers answereth and saith, 'A young woman -- Moabitess -- she is, who came back with Naomi from the fields of Moab,

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Clarke'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


Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the servant This seems to have been a kind of steward, who had the under- management of the estate.

Genesis 15:2 And Abram said, LORD God, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

Genesis 24:2 And Abraham said to his oldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh:

Genesis 39:4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house...

Matthew 20:8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, Call the laborers, and give them their hire...

Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

It is the

Ruth 1:16,19,22 And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge...

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 2:5
Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters, "Who does that young woman belong to?"

Ruth 2:7
She said, 'Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.' She came into the field and has remained here from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter."

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