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Ruth 2:17

    Ruth 2:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So she gleaned in the field until even; and she beat out that which she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So she went on getting together the heads of grain till evening; and after crushing out the seed it came to about an ephah of grain.

    Webster's Revision

    So she gleaned in the field until even; and she beat out that which she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley.

    World English Bible

    So she gleaned in the field until evening; and she beat out that which she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So she gleaned in the field until even; and she beat out that she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley.

    Definitions for Ruth 2:17

    Ephah - To surround; compass.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ruth 2:17

    An ephah of barley - Not less than seven gallons and a half; a good day's work. On Hebrew measures of capacity, see the note on Exodus 16:16.

    Barnes' Notes on Ruth 2:17

    And beat out that she had gleaned - Namely, with a stick, as the word implies (compare Deuteronomy 24:20; Isaiah 27:12). This method is still commonly practiced. Ruth gleaned enough to support herself and her mother-in-law for five days Exodus 16:16.

    Wesley's Notes on Ruth 2:17

    2:17 An Ephah - About a bushel.