Ruth 2:4-7 King James Version (KJV) 4 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The Lord be with you. And they answered him, The Lord bless thee. 5 Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this? 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: 7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house. Ruth 2:4-7 The Voice (VOICE) 4 As she was working in his field, Boaz happened to arrive from Bethlehem, and he greeted the harvesters. Boaz: The Eternal One be with you. Harvesters: May the Eternal bless you! 5 Then seeing Ruth, Boaz spoke to the young man in charge of the harvesters. Boaz: Whom does this young woman belong to? Overseer: 6 She is the Moabite woman who came back with Naomi from Moab. 7 She came and asked my permission to pick up the grain our harvesters leave behind and gather it all into sheaves for herself. Except for one small break she has been here all day, working in the field from the morning until now. The Voice (VOICE) The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved. These are my thoughts, please share yours. 4 He had people gathering grain for him from his fields his workers or he may be allowing others to gather grain from his fields because he had plenty but either way he is there giving a blessing. 5 It was not common for a woman to gather grain but her husband or son would for her. 6 So he knew she was with Naomi but did not know much about Ruth from Moab. 7 So she keeps gathering grain and is working hard to get the grain she needs. How much work are we willing to do?