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Ruth 2:6

 

 

The servant in charge of the reapers replied, "She is the young Moabite woman who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said,.... Who had taken a great deal of notice of Ruth, and had conversed with her, and so was capable of giving answers to his master's question:

it is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi, out of the country of Moab; perhaps he had not got knowledge of her name, and therefore only describes her by the country from whence she came; and by her coming from thence along with Naomi, when she returned from Moab, with whose name Boaz was well acquainted, and of whose return he had been informed; and perhaps had seen her in person, and even Ruth also, though he might have forgot her; the Targum makes the servant to add, that she was become a proselytess.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Ruth 2:6". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ruth-2.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ruth 2:6 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:

Ver. 6. And the servant.] He gives a ready answer, a good account, Rationem cum domino crebro putet, saith Cato (a) concerning a steward.

It is the Moabitish damsel.] He commendeth her for her virtues, little thinking that shortly she should be his mistress. This was fair, and not ordinary. Vituperant homines quam collaudant promptius. Malignity and morosity reigneth everywhere.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ruth 2:6". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ruth-2.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

i.e. That came with Naomi when she came back; for otherwise, as Ruth did not go from thence, so she could not properly be said to come back.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ruth 2:6". 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

6. The Moabitish damsel — Boaz had heard of her, and had been much interested in her history, (Ruth 2:11,) but he had not seen her before, so that this was their first meeting.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Ruth 2:6". "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 the servant who was set over the reapers answered and said, “It is the Moabitish damsel who came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab.”

The overseer demonstrated that he was fulfilling his duties, and informed Boaz that it was the Moabitish young woman who had come back from Moab with Naomi. It would appear that Ruth’s loyalty was well known in the town. The overseer may not, however, have known her family history, and that she was related to Boaz by marriage.


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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Ruth 2:6". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/ruth-2.html. 2013.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

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:

No JFB commentary on this verse.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Ruth 2:6". "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 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:
the servant
This seems to have been a kind of steward, who had the under- management of the estate.
Genesis 15:2; 24:2; 39:4; Matthew 20:8; 24:45
It is the
1:16,19,22

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ruth 2:6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ruth-2.html.

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