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Ruth 2:15

 

 

When she rose to glean, Boaz commanded his servants, saying, "Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not insult her.

Adam Clarke Commentary

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.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Ruth 2:15". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/ruth-2.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And when she was risen up to glean,.... After she had ate sufficiently, and refreshed herself, she rose up from her seat to go into the field and glean again; which shows her industry:

Boaz commanded his young men; the reapers, or who gathered the handfuls, and bound them up in sheaves:

saying, let her glean even among the sheaves; this she had requested of the reapers when she first came into the field, and it was granted her, 2:7 but this, as it was granted by Boaz himself, so was still a greater favour; and there is some difference in the expression, for it may be rendered here, "among those sheaves"F8בין העמרים "inter ipsos manipulos", Tigurine version, Rambachius. , pointing to a particular spot where might be the best ears of corn, and where more of them had fallen:

and reproach her not; as not with her being a poor woman, a widow, a Moabitish woman, so neither with being a thief, or taking such corn she should not, or gleaning where she ought not.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ruth 2:15". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ruth-2.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ruth 2:15 And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:

Ver. 15. And when she was risen up to glean.] After thanks returned, first to God, and then to Boaz, she returneth to her labour. Eat she did to live, not live to eat.

Boaz commanded his young men.] These he bound to the good behaviour, as being apt enough to be unruly.

Reproach her not,] sc., By rebuking her [Ruth 2:16] as too forwardly.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ruth 2:15". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ruth-2.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

As if she were rude or impudent in so doing, as otherwise they should have thought.

Quest. Why did he not rather give her as much corn as she could carry, and send her away?

Answ. Because he would not have her to eat the bread of idleness, but honestly to get it with the sweat of her brow, according to her duty and present condition.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ruth 2:15". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ruth-2.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

15. Let her glean even among the sheaves — This was evidently a rare privilege, not at all allowed to ordinary gleaners.

Reproach her not — Or, as in the margin, Shame her not. Offer her no injury or annoyance either by word or deed. See note on Ruth 2:9.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Ruth 2:15". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/ruth-2.html. 1874-1909.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

And when she rose up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her.”

Then once the meal was over and she arose in order to start gleaning again, Boaz commanded his young men to allow her to glean even in the very place where they were reaping without reproaching her. She would thus be able to pick up the best of the gleanings, with the other gleaners being unable to prevent it. For they did not dare to glean among the reapers. They knew that they would be sharply rebuked for it, and even manhandled.


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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Ruth 2:15". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/ruth-2.html. 2013.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Reap. Hebrew, "if she will glean, even among the sheaves, do not cover her with confusion," (Haydock) or hinder her, Psalm xliii. 10. (Calmet)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Ruth 2:15". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/ruth-2.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:

Boaz commanded his young men ...


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Ruth 2:15". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/ruth-2.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:
glean
The word glean comes from the French glaner to gather ears or grains of corn. This was formerly a general custom in England and Ireland: the poor went into the fields, and collected the straggling ears of corn after the reapers; and it was long supposed that this was their right, and that the law recognized it; but although it has been an old custom, it is now settled by a solemn judgment of the Court of Common Pleas, that a right to glean in the harvest field cannot be claimed by any person at common law. Any person may permit or prevent it on his own grounds. By the Irish Acts, 25 Henry VIII. c. 1, and 28 Henry VIII. c. 24, gleaning and leasing are so restricted as to be in fact prohibited in that part of the United Kingdom.
reproach
Heb. shame.
James 1:5

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ruth 2:15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ruth-2.html.

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