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Ruth 2:9

    Ruth 2:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let your eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go you after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch you? and when you are thirsty, go to the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Keep your eyes on the field they are cutting, and go after them; have I not given orders to the young men not to put a hand on you? And when you are in need of drink go to the vessels and take of what the young men have put there.

    Webster's Revision

    Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

    World English Bible

    Let your eyes be on the field that they reap, and go after them. Haven't I commanded the young men not to touch you? When you are thirsty, go to the vessels, and drink from that which the young men have drawn."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

    Definitions for Ruth 2:9

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.
    Charged - Burdened; weighed down.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ruth 2:9

    The young men that they shall not touch thee - This was peculiarly necessary, as she was a stranger and unprotected.

    Barnes' Notes on Ruth 2:9

    After them - i. e. "after my maidens." The fields not being divided by hedges, but only by unplowed ridges, it would be easy for her to pass off Boaz's land without being aware of it, and so find herself among strangers where Boaz could not protect her.

    Wesley's Notes on Ruth 2:9

    2:9 Touch - So as to offer any incivility or injury to thee.
    Book: Ruth