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The virgins at

RUTH, 1.

Shiloh surprised. north side of Beth-el, 6 on the east! B. C. 1406. I reserved not to each man his wie side 7 of the high-way that goeth

in the war: for ye did not give unto up from Beth-el to Shechem, and 6 or, toward them at this time. that ye suo on the south of Lebonah.

the sun

be guilty. 20 Therefore they commanded the rising. | 23 And the children of Benjamin children of Benjamin, saying, Go? or, on did so, and took them wives acand lie in wait in the vineyards; p ch.11.34 cording to their number, of them

21 And see, and behold, if the Ec.3.4. that danced, whom they caught : daughters of Shiloh come out to 8 or, Gratifu and they went and returned to dance p in dances, then come ye us in them. their inheritance, and repaired the out of the vineyards, and catch you mus

cities, r and dwelt in them., every man his wife of the daughters

24 And the children of Israel deof Shiloh, and go to the land of 9 1Cor.7.2. parted thence at that time, every Benjamin

1r ch.20.48. man to his tribe and his family, 22 And it shall be, when their s ch.17.6. and they went out from thence fathers or their brethren come unto 18.1. every man to his inheritance. us to complain, that we will say 19.1.

25 In those days s there toas no unto them, 8 Be favourable untot De. 12.8. king in Israel: every man did that them for our sakes: because wel

which was right in his own t eyes.

The Book of RUTH.

Year of the Creation, 2682.... Year from the Flood, 1026. ..Year of the Exodus, 16....

Before Christ, 1322.


B. C. 1322. 7 Wherefore she went forth out Elimelech driven by famine into

of the place where she was, anu Moab, dieth there.

la Ju.3.16. her two daughters-in-law with her; NOW it came to pass in the a

and they went on their way to reI days when the judges I ruled, judged. turn unto the land of Judah. that there was a famine in the land. Ju. 17.8. 8 And Naoini said unto her two And a certain man of Beth-lehem

daughters-in-law, Go, return each judah b went to sojourn in the c Ge.35, 19.

to her mother's house: the LORD country of Moab, he, and his wife, 2 were. deal kindly with you, as ye have and his two sons.

dealt with the dead, and with me. 2 And the name of the man was a Ge.50.25. 19 The LORD grant you that le Elimelech, and the name of his

may find rest, each of you in the wife Naomi, and the name of his

05. house of her husband. Then she two sons Mahlon and Chilion, le Ps. 132.15. kissed them; and they lifted up Ephrathitesc of Beth-lehem-judah. Mat.6.31. their voice and wept. And they came into the country of

34. 10 And they said unto her, Surely Moab, and a continued there.

we will return with thee unto thy 3 And Elimelech Naomi's hus


e w people. band died; and she was left, and

11 And Naomi said, Turn again, her two sons.

f 2Ti.1.16-18. Im

18. my daughters: why will ye go with 4. And they took them wives of lg Ge.38.11. me ? are there yet any more sous the women of Moab; the name of Deut.25.5. in my womb, that g they may the one was Orpah, and the name

your husbands? of the other Ruth: and they dwell-3 or, were

12 Turn again, my daughters, 90 ed there about ten years.


your way; for I am too old to have 5 And Mahlon and Chilion died 4 hope. an husband. If I should say, I also both of them; and the woman

have hope, if I 3 should have an was left of her two sons and her

5 I have

husband also to night, and should

1 much bithashand.

also bear sons;

terness 6 T Then she arose with her

13 Would ve 4 tarry for them to daughters-in-law, that she might h Ju.2.15. they were grown? would ye say return from the country of Moab: Job 19.21, for thern from having husbands! for she had heard in the country! Ps.32.4. nay, my daughters; for 5 it grievet of Moab how that the LORD had


me much for your sakes, that the visited d his people in giving e them 39.9, 10. hand h of the LORD is gone out bread.

against me.

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Orpah leaveth Naoma.


Ruth in the field of Boaz. 14 And they lifted up their voice, B. C. 1322. that was set over the reapers,

Whose damsel is this? ed her mother-in-law; but Ruth i Pr. 17.17. 6 And the servant that was set clave i unto her.

k Ju.11.24. over the reapers answered and 15 And she said, Behold, thy sis . Jos.24.15.

said, It is the Moabitish damsel that ter-in-law is gone back unto her

came back with Naomi out of the people, and unto her gods: k re

6 Be not

country of Moab : turn l thou after thy sister-in-law. against me. 7 And she said. I pray vou, let me 16 And Ruth said, 6 Entreat me m 2Ki.2.2,6. glean and gather after the reapers not to leave m thee, or to return L4.24.28, among the sheaves: so she came, from following after thee: for

29. and hath continued even from the whither thon goest, I will go ; and n ch.2.11,12. morning until now, that she tarried Where thou lodgest, I will lodge: le 1Sa 3.1% a little in the house. thy n people shall be my people, p Ac. 20.24.

| 8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth, and thy God my God:

Hearest thou not, my daughter ? 17 Where thou diest, will I die. Ac.21.14. Go not to glean in another field, and there will I be buried : the ó 7 strengthen neither e go from hence, but abide LORD do so to me, and more also, ed herself. here fast by my maidens: if aught but p death part thee and Is. 23.7.

9 Let thine eyes be on the field 18 When q she saw that she 7 was

that they do reap, and go thou after Lam.2.15.

them: have I not charged the stedfastly minded to go with her,

8 that is,

young men that they shall not then she left speaking unto her.

1 pleasant. touch f thee? and when thou art 19 So they two went until they 9 that is, athirst, go unto the vessels, and came to Beth-lehem. And it came bitter. drink of that which the young men to pass, when they were come to s Job 1.21.

have drawn. Beth-lehem, that all the city was

10 Then she fellg on her face, moved about them, and they said, (CHAP. 2.) and bowed herself to the ground, Is this r Naomi ?

a ch.3.2,12. and said unto him, Why have I 20 And she said unto them. Call

found grace in thine eyes, that
me not & Naomi, call me 9 Mara :

1 called

thou shouldest take knowledge of
for the Almighty hath dealt very


me, seeing I am a stranger? bitterly with me.

11 And Boaz answered and said 21 l went out full, and the LORDS

b Lev. 19.9.

unto her, It hath fully been shewed Tants hath brought me home again


meh all that thou hast done unto empty: why then call ye me Naomi. 2 happened. thy mother-in-law since the death seeing the LORD hath testified Ps. 129.7 9. of thine husband : and how thou inst me, and the Almighty hath Luke 1.26. hast left thy father and thy mother,

2Th.3.16. and the land of thy nativity, and 22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth d iTi.6.2.

art come unto a people which thou

art the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law,

knewest not heretofore. with her, which returned out of the

12 The LORD recompense i thy country of Moab: and they came to

work, and a full reward be given Beth-lehem in the beginning of

e Cant. 1.7,8. thee of the LORD God of Israel, barley-harvest.

f Ge.20.6. under whose wings thou k art

Pr.6.29. comel to trust.
Deaneth in the fields of Boaz. & 1Sa.25.23. 13 Then she said, 3 Let me find m
AND Naomi had a kinsman a of h ch.1.14-17.

favour in thy sight, my lord; for that
1 her husband's, a mighty man

thou hast comforted me, and for
of wealth, of the family of Elime-
of the family of lime-i 1Sa. 21.19.

that thou hast spoken 4 friendly
lech, and his name was 1 Boaz.

Pr. 11.18.

unto thine handmaid, though I be 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said k Ps. 17.8. not like unto one of thine handunto Naomi, Let me now go to the

36.7. maidens. Deld, and glean bears of corn after

57.1. 11 And Boaz said unto her, At Num in whose sight I shall find

meal-time come thou hither, and grace. And she said unto her, Go, 1 ch.1.16.

eat of the bread, and dip thy mor3 And she went, and came, and

3 or, I find.

sel in the vinegar. And she sat

beside the reapers : and he reached cum the field after the im Ge.33.15. bor

· her parched corn, and she did eat, Sa. 1.18.

and was sufficed, and left.n light on a part of the field belonging to the

15 And when she was risen up to unto Boaz, who was of the kindred heart, glean, Boaz commanded his young of Limelech.


men, saying, Let her glean even 4 And behold, Boaz came from

Ju. 19.3.

among the sheaves, and 5 reproach bethlehem, and said unto the n2 Ps. 23.5.

o her not. reapers, The LORD be with you. 5 shame.

16 And let fall also some of the And they d answered him, The

handfuls of purpose for her, and Jam.1.5.

leave them, that she may glean Then said Boaz unto his servant

them, and rebuke her not. 267


my daughter.

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wito e a part of our hap a the m Ge.33.15.

LORD bless thee.

Sam 2:5. Sofeap of ce down at its merry,

was she had reh, and caned: and

Ruth's kindred


acknowledged by Boaz. 17 So she gleaned in the field until B. C. 1312. 7 And when Boaz had eaten and even, and beat out that she had

drunk, and his heart was merry, e gleaned : and it was about an eplah p Ps.41.1. he went to lie down at the end of of barley.

the heap of corn: and she came 18 9 And she took it up, and went ch.3.10. softly, and uncovered his feet, and into the city and her mother-in-1 2Sam.2.5. laid her down. law saw what she had gleaned : and JOV

8 T And it came to pass at midshe brought forth, and gave to her r 2Sa.9.1. night, that the man was afraid, that she had reserved after she

and 2 turned himself: and behold, 6 or, that

a woman lay at his feet. 19 And her mother-in-law said hath right 9 And he said. Who art thou! unto her, Where hast thou gleaned to redeem, And she answered. I am Ruth thine to day ? and where wroughtest


handmaid : spread f therefore the

handmaiù: spread f there thou? blessed be p he that dids Cant1.7.8. skirt over thine handmaid; lor take knowledge of thee. And she shewed her mother-in-law with

hilor, fall not

thou art 3 a near kinsman..

10 And he said. Blessed be thou whom she had wrought, and said, 1 wrought and said upon.

of the LORD, my daughter for The man's name with whom It Pr. 13.20. thou hast shewed more kindness wrought to day is Boaz.

Co.15.33. in the latter end than at the be20 And Naomi said unto her

ginning,g inasmuch as thou foldaughter-in-law, Blessed q be he ha, 3.) lowedst not young men, whether of the LORD, who hath not left off a 1Cor.7.36. poor or rich." This kindness to the living and to 1T1.5.8. 111 And now, my daughter, fear the dead. And Naomi said unto ha lo not; I will do to thee all that thou her, The man is near of kin unto

requirest: for all the 4 city of my us, one 6 of our next kinsmen. Icch.2.8,23. people doth know that thou art a 21 And Ruth the Moabitess said,

virtuoush woman. He said unto me also. Thou s shalt d 2Sa. 14.2.

12 And now, it is true that I am keep fast by my young men, until


thy near kinsman: howbeit, i there they have ended all my harvest. 1 or, lift up is a kinsman nearer than l.

22 And Naomi said unto Ruth her the clothes | 13 Tarry this night, and it shall be daughter-in-law, It is good, my that are on. in the morning, that if he will perdaughter, that thou go out with his

form unto thee the part k of a kinsmaidens, that they 7 meet thee not

Than, well ; let him do the kinsin any other field.

e Ju. 19.6,9,

man's part: but if he will not do 23 So she kept t fast by the


the part of a kinsman to thee, then maidens of Boaz to glean unto the 252.13.28. will I do the part of a kinsman to end of barley-harvest and of wheat

Es. 1.10. thee, asl the LORD liveth: lie harvest; and dwelt with her mo Ec.8.15. down until the morning. ther-in-law.


14 T And she lay at his feet until CHAPTER III.


the morning: and she rose up be1 By Naomi's instruction, 5 Ruth

fore one could know another. Anul lieth at Boaz's feet.

hold on.

he sait, m Let it not be known that THEN Naomi her mother-in-law

a woman came into the floor. 1 said unto her, My daughter, If Eze. 16.8.

15 Also he said, Bring the 5 vall shall a I not seek rest b for thee, a

that thou hast upon thee, and hold that it may be well with thee? |

that hath

it. And when she held it, he mea2 And now is not Boaz of our kin

a right to sured six measures of barley, and dred, with whose maidens thou


laid it on her: and she went into wast?c Behold, he winnoweth bar-1 ch.2.20 the city. ley to night in the threshing-floor.

E; 8 ch.1.8.

16 And when she came to her 3 Wash thyself therefore, and a

mother-in-law, she said. Who ar! anoint thee, and put thy raiment gate.

thou, my daughter? And she told upon thee, and get thee down to n Pr.12.4. her all that the man had done the floor : but make not thyself [ 31.10. to her. known unto the man, until he

ch.4.1. 17 And she said. These six metshall have done eating and drink

|k ch.4.5.

sures of barley gave he me: for ing.

he said to me, Go not empty uno 4 And it shall be when he lieth Deut.25.5.


thy mother-in-law. down, that thou shalt mark the


118 Then said she. Sit n still, my place where he shall lie, and thou

daughter, until thou know how the shalt go in, and 1 uncover his feet, 1 Jer.4.2.

matter will fall: for the man will and lay thee down, and he will m Ro.14.16. (not be in rest, until he have finishe tell thee what thou shalt do.. 1Co.10.32. the thing this day. 5 And she said unto her, All that sor

CHAPTER IV. thou sayest unto me I will do.

or, apron. Boaz calleth into judgment the next 6 T And she went down unto the

kinsman. floor, and did according to all that n Ps.37.3,5. THEN went Boaz up to the gate, her mother-in-law bade her.

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Boaz buyeth the inheritance.


He marrieth Ruth. behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz. B. C. 1312. dead be not cut off from among spake a came by; unto whom he

his brethren, and from the gate of said, Ho, such-a-one! turn aside,

his place : ye are witnesses this sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down.

a ch.3.12.

11 And all the people that were in 2 And he took ten men of the bb Ki 21.8. the gate, and the elders, said, We elders of the city, and said, Sit ye

are witnesses. The LORD, make down here. And they sat down. I said I the woman that is come into thine

3 And he said unto the kinsman. 2011 house like Rachel and like Leah, Naomi, that is come again out of the in thine ear. which twoh did build the house country of Moab, selleth a parcel Je.32.8,25. of Israel: and 2 do thou worthily

land, which was our brother d Ge. 23. 18. in Ephratah, i and 3 be famous in Elimelech's:

Beth-lehem : 4 And I thought to advertise e ch.3.13. 12 And let thy house be like the thee, saying, Buyc it before d the f De.25.7-9. house of Pharez, whom Tamar k inhabitants, and before the elder's

bare unto Judah, of the seed which
of my people. If thou wilt redeem

the LORD shall give thee of this
it, redeein it: but if thou wilt not
redeem it, then tell me, that I may

Ps. 127.3.

young woman.

13 T So Boaz took Ruth, and she know: for there is none to redeem

was his wife: and when he went 1 besides thee, and I am after thee h Ge.XXIX.

in unto her, the LORD gavel her And he said, I will redeem it.


conception, and she bare a son.
Then said Boaz, What day thou 2 or, get thee 14 And m the women said unto
buyest the field of the hand of Na riches, or, Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which
omi, thou must buy it also of Ruth power. hath not 4 left thee this day with-
the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, i Mi.5.2.

out a 5 kinsman, that his name
to raise up e the name of the dead:
upon his inheritance.

3 proclaim

may be famous in Israel. 6 T And the kinsman said, I can

thy name.

15 And he shall be unto thee a

restorer of thy life, and 6 a nounot redeem it for myself. lest I mark Ge.38.29.

risher of 7 thine old age: for thy mine own inheritance: redeem 2 Ge..20.17, daughter-in-law, which loveth thou my right to thyself; for I can


thee, which is better n to thee than not redeem it.


seven sons, hath borne him.
low this was the manner in m Ro.12.15. 16 And Naomi took the child, and
Toriner time in Israel concerning

laid it in her bosom, and became
redeeming and concerning chang-
ing, for to confirm

cease unto. nu

cease unto. nurse unto it. all things; a

17 And o the women her neighman plucked off his shoe, and gave

bours gave it a name, saying, There it to his neighbour: and this was

deemer. a testimony in Israel.

is a son horn to Naomi; and they 8 Therefore the kinsman said unto

to nourish, called his name Obed: he is the

Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew

father of Jesse, the father of Da-

thy gray

18 T Now these are the genera-
9 T And Boaz said unto the eld- hairs.
ers, and unto all the people, Yen 1Sam.1.8.

tions of Pharez: Pharez p begat

Hezron. are witnesses this day, that I have

19 And Hezron begat Ram, and bought all that was Elimelech's, o Luke. 1.58.

Ram begat Amminadab, lon's, of the hand of Naomi.

1L Las Chilion's and Mah-p Mat.1.3,&c. 20 And Amminadab begat Nah10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess,

shon, q and Nahshon begat & Salthe wife of Mahlon, have I pur- 8 or, Salmah

mon, chased to be my wife to raise up

non, have ! pur- 8 or, Salmah. 21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and the name of the dead upon his in

1 Ch.2.15.

Boaz begat Obed,

22 And Obed begat Jesse, and heritance, that the name of the

Jesse begat David.r

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The First Book of SAMUEL, otherwise called

The First Book of the KINGS.

From the Creation, 2833... Before Christ, 1171.... Year of the Exodus, 320.

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B. C. 1171. indeed h look on the amiction of Hannah having borne Samuel, pre

thine handmaid, and rememberi senteth him to the LORD. a ICh.6.27, me, and not forget thine handmaid, NOW there was a certain man of

34. but wilt give unto thine handmaid I Ramathaim-zophim, of mount,

6a man child, then I will give him Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, a the son of Jeroham, the son

unto the LORD all the days of his to year.

life, and there shall no razor k come of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son • Ex.23. 14. upon his head. of Zuph, an Ephrathite :

Luke 2.41. 12 And it came to pass, as slie 2 And he had two wives; the

17 continued praying before the

ic De. 12.5-7. name of the one was Hannah, and

LORD, that Eli marked her mouth. the name of the other Peninnah : 2 or, double. | 13 Now Hannah, she spake in hier and Peninnah had children, buti,

heart; only her lips moved, but her Hannah had no children.

d Ge.30.2.

voice was not heard : therefore 3 And this man went up out of 13 angered, Eli thought that she had been his city 1 yearly b to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts JOO

drunken. e Job 24.21.

14 And Eli said unto her, How in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, 4 from her long wilt thou be drunken! put Hophni and Phinehas, the priests going up, away thy wine from thee.. of the LORD, were there.

or, from 15 And flannah answered and sanu, 4 T And when the time was that the time

No, my lord, I am a woman 8 of 8 Elkanah offered, c he gave to Pe

that she

sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neininnah his wife, and to all lier sons


ther wine nor strong drink, but and her daughters, portions : f Ru.4.15. have l poured out my soul before 5 But unto Hannah he gave a

the LORD. 2 worthy portion, for he loved Han- 5 bitter of

16 Count not thine handmaid for nah: but d the LORD had shut up 8 Ju. 11.30.

a daughter of Belial: for out of the her womb.

abundance of my 9 complaint and 6 And her adversary also s pro-,

grief have I spoken bitherto. voked here sore, for to make her

17 Then Elí answered and said, fret, because the LORD had shut up i Ge.30.22. Go in peace: and the God of Israel her womb.

6 seed of men. grant m thee thy petition that thou 7 And as he did so year by year, k Nu.6.5.

hast asked of him. 4 when she went up to the house

18 And she said, Let thine handof the LORD, so she provoked her; 1 multiplied maid find grace in thy sight. So the therefore she wept, and did not to pray.

woman went her way, and did eat.

8 hard of eat, n and her countenance was no 8 Then said Elkanah her husband spirit. more sad. to her, Hannah, why weepest thou?,

i Ps.62.8.

19 T And they rose up in the and why eatest thou not? and why

morning early, and worshipped De is thy heart grieved ? am not I bet- meditation. fore the LORD, and returned, and terf to thee than ten sons?

Im Ps.20.3,5.

came to their house to Ranah: 9 T So Hannah rose up after they

and Elkanah knew Hannah his had eaten in Shiloh, and after they n Ec.9.7,

wife: and the LORD remembered 0 had drunk. (Now Eli the priest o ver. 11. her. sat upon a seat by a post of the 1,

20 Wherefore it came to pass, temple of the LORD;)

10 when the time was come about 10 And she was 5 in bitterness of

tion of days.

after Hannah had conceived, that soul, and prayed unto the LORD./11 that is,

she bare a son, and called his name and wept sore.

asked of

11 Samuel, saving. Because I have 11 And she vowed 9 a vow, and

asked him of the LORD. said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt

- 21 And the man Elkanah, and all



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