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Ruth 2:18

 

 

She took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. She also took it out and gave Naomi what she had left after she was satisfied.

Adam Clarke Commentary

And gave to her that she had reserved - As Ruth had received a distinct portion at dinner-time, of which she had more than she could eat, Rth 2:14; it appears she brought the rest home to her mother-in-law, as is here related.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Ruth 2:18". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/ruth-2.html. 1832.

The Biblical Illustrator

Ruth 2:18

She took it up, and went into the city.

Careful of the fruit of labour

It is no less necessary to be careful of the fruit of our labours than to labour with diligence. “In all labour there is profit,” says the wise man; yet there are some that labour for the wind. They lose what they have wrought because they suffer it, through their carelessness, to slip through their fingers. This folly, however, is much less frequent in things relating to the body than in those which relate to the soul. Yet some need admonition to manage their worldly affairs with discretion; but it is far more needful to be careful that we lose none of those things which we have wrought in the service of God, for the benefit of our souls, but that we receive a full reward. (G. Lawson.)

Carry home the wheat

You know it is one thing to have grace, and another thing to have common sense. But she had both. She had got more than she wanted, and “she beat out that she had gleaned; and it was about an ephah of barley.” And she carried away--the straw? No, she did not; but that is what we do sometimes. We attend a meeting, and when we go away we leave the corn behind, and carry away the straw. (H. Moorhouse.)


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Exell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Ruth 2:18". The Biblical Illustrator. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/ruth-2.html. 1905-1909. New York.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And she took it up,.... The ephah of barley, into her arms, or on her shoulders:

and went into the city; the city of Bethlehem:

and her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: she set it down before her, and she looked at it with admiration, that she should glean so much in one day:

and she brought forth; not Naomi, as JosephusF11Antiqu l. 5. c. 9. sect. 2. represents it, who understood it as if she brought forth some food her neighbours had brought her, part of which she kept for Ruth, though he takes it in the other sense also; but the meaning is, that Ruth brought forth out of a scrip, as the Targum adds; besides the ephah of barley she set before her, she brought some victuals out of a bag:

and gave to her, that she had reserved after she was sufficed; not that she ate of the barley, and her mother-in-law also; and then she gave her the rest to lay up against another time, as some interpret it; but the remainder of the food which Boaz gave her at dinner time, which she could not eat, 2:14 she reserved for her mother, and now gave it to her; an instance of that piety commended by the apostle, 1 Timothy 5:4.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ruth 2:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ruth-2.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And she took [it] up, and went into the city: and her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: and she [g} brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after she was sufficed. p> p>
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(g) That is, from her bag, as it is in the Chaldee text.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Ruth 2:18". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/ruth-2.html. 1599-1645.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

And she took it up, and went into the city: and her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after she was sufficed.

Believers love to spread abroad the savor of Jesus' name; and, as the apostle speaks, are ready to distribute, and willing to communicate. 1 Timothy 6:18.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Ruth 2:18". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/ruth-2.html. 1828.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And she took it up, and went into the city: and her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after she was sufficed.

Reserved — At dinner, after she had eaten and was sufficed, or satisfied.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Ruth 2:18". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/ruth-2.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ruth 2:18 And she took [it] up, and went into the city: and her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after she was sufficed.

Ver. 18. And gave to her that she had reserved.] Ruth was not like that pamphagus [ παμφαγος, alldevouring] Nabal, all whose logic was little enough to conclude for himself.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ruth 2:18". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ruth-2.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Or, that which she had left of her fulness, or after she was satisfied. She did eat as much as she desired of what she had gleaned, and her mother, as I suppose, with her, and the residue she gave to her mother to lay up for future use.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ruth 2:18". 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

18. Her mother-in-law saw — With manifest surprise at the large quantity of her day’s gleaning.

She brought forth — Out of a wallet, according to the Targum.

That she had reserved — Namely, of the superabundance of parched corn which Boaz had given her. Ruth 2:14.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Ruth 2:18". "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 she took it up, and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned, and she brought forth and gave to her what she had left after she had had sufficient.’

Ruth then returned home and showed Naomi what she had gleaned, and she also gave her what remained of the parched grain that she had been given at mealtime. She ‘brought forth’ (‘drew out’) the spare parched grain, probably out of a kind of pocket that she had made with her robe.


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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And she took it up, and went into the city: and her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after she was sufficed.
she had reserved
14; John 6:12,13; 1 Timothy 5:4

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ruth 2:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ruth-2.html.

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