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that ye may find reft, each me not to leave thee, or to of you in the houfe of her return from following after husband. Then she kissed thee: for whither thou goeft, them. And they lifted up I will go ; and where thou their voice and wept. lodgest, I will lodge : thy

10 And they said unto her, people shall be my people, Surely we will return with and thy God my God : thee unto thy people.

17 Where thou diest wilf 11 And Naomi said, Turn I die, and there will I be again, my daughters; why buried: the Lord do fo to will ye go with me? are me, and more also, if ought there yet any more sons in my but death part thee and me. womb, that they may be your

18 When she saw that she husbands?

was stedfastly minded to go 12 Turn again, my daugh- with her, then she left speakters, go your ways: for I am ing unto her. too old to have an husband.

19 So they two went until If I should say, I have hope, they came to Beth-lehem, if I should have an husband And it came to pass when also to night, and should also they were come to Bethbear fons;

lehem, that all the city was 13 Would ye tarry for moved about them; and they them till they were grown? said, Is this Naomi? would ye stay for them from 20 And she said unto having husbands ? nay, my them, Call me not Naomi ; daughters, for it grieved me call me Mara : for the Almuch for your fakes, that mighty hath dealt very bitthe hand of the Lord is gone terly with me. out against me.

21 I went out full, and 14 And they lift up their the Lord hath brought me voice, and wept again: and home again empty: why then Orpah kissed her mother- call ye me Naomi, seeing in-law: but Ruth clave unto the Lord hath testified against her.

me, and the Almighty hath 15 And she said, Behold, afflicted me? thy lifter-in-law is gone back 22 So Naomi returned, unto her people, and unto and Ruth the Moabitess her her gods : return thou after daughter-in-law with her, thy lister-in-law.

which returned out of the 16 And Ruth faid, Intreat country of Moab. And they

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the fheaves: so she came, CHAP. II.

and hath continued even from ND Naomi had a kinf- the morning until now, that

man of her husband's, the tarried a little in the a mighty, man of wealth, of house. the family of Elimelech; and 89 Then said Boaz unto his name was Boaz.

Ruth, Hearest thou not, my 2 And Ruth the Moabi- daughter? Go not to glean tefs said unto Naoini, Let in another field, neither go me now go to the field, and from hence, but abide here glean ears of corn after him fast by my maidens: in whose fight I shall find 9 Let thine

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And she said unto field that they do reap, and her, Go, my daughter. go thoů after them: have I

3 And she went, and came, not charged the young men and gleaned in the field af- that they shall not touch ter the reapers : and her hap thee? and when thou art was to light on a part of the athirst, go unto the veffels, field belonging unto Boaz, and drink of that which the who was of the kindred of young men have drawn. Elimelech.

10 Then she fell on her 4 q And behold, Boaz face, and bowed herself to came from Beth-lehem, and the ground, and said unto faid unto the reapers, The him, Why have I found Lord be with you: and they grace in thine eyes, that anfwered him, The Lord thou shouldest take knowbless thee.

ledge of me, seeing I am a 5 Then said Boaz unto stranger? his fervant that was set over 11 And Boaz answered, the reapers, Whose damfel and said unto her, It hath is this?

fully been shewn me all that 6 And the servant that thou hast done unto thy mo. was set over the reapers, ther-in-law since the death answered and said, It is the of thine husband : and how Moabitish damsel that came thou hast left thy father and back with Naomi out of the thy mother, and the land of country of Moab:

thy nativity, and art come 7 And the said, I pray unto a people which thou

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hot heretofore. her mother-in-law saw what 12 TH Lord recompense thé had gleaned. And she thy work, and a full reward brought forth and gave to be given thee of the Lord her that she had reserved God of Israel, under whose after she was sufficed. wings thou art come to trust. 19 And her mother-in

13 Then she said, Let me law said unto her, Where find favour in thy fight, my haft thou gleaned to-day? lord: for that thou hast com- and where wroughtest thou? forted me, and for that thou blessed be he that did take haft spoken friendly unto knowledge of thee. And thine handmaid, though I be she shewed her mother-innot like unto one of thine law with whom she had handmaidens.

wrought, and said, The man's 14 And Boaz said unto name with whom I have her, At meal-time come thou wrought to-day is Boaz. hither, and eat of the bread, 20 And Naomi said unto and dip thy morsel in the her daughter-in-law, Blessed vinegar. . And she fat beside be he of the Lord, who hath the reapers; and he reached not left off his kindness to her parched corn, and she the living and to the dead. did eat, and was sufficed, and And Naomi said unto her, left.

the man is near of kin unto 15 And when she was us, one of our next kinsmen. risen up to glean, Boaz com 21 And Ruth the Moabmanded his young men, say-itess said, He said unto me ing, Let her glean even also, Thou shalt keep fast anong the sheaves, and re- by my young men, until they proach her not:

have ended all my harveft, 16 And let fall also some of 22 And Naomi said unto the handfuls on purpose for Ruth her daughter-in-law, her, and leave them that the It is good, my daughter, that may glean them, and rebuke thou go out with his maid

ens, that they meet thee not 17 So the gleaned in the in any other field. field until even, and beat 23 So the kept fast by the out that she had gleaned: maidens of Boaz, to glean · and it was about an ephah until the end of barley-harof barley.

veft, and of wheat-harvest; 18 And she took it up, and dwelt with her motherand went into the city. And I in-law.

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From the First Book of SA MUE L.

the beggar from the duoghill, CHAP. II.

to set them among princes, ND Hannah prayed, and to make them inherit the

and said, My heart re-throne of glory: for the piljoiceth in the Lord, mine lars of the earth ' are the horn is exalted in the Lord: Lord's, and he hath fet the my mouth is enlarged over world upon them. . mine enemies : because I re 9 He will keep the feet of joice in thy falvation. his faints, and the wicked

2 There is none holy as shall be silent in darkness : the Lord: for there is none for by strength fhall no man beside thee: neither is there prevail. any rock like our God.

10 The adversaries of the 3 Talk no more so ex- Lord shall be broken to pieceeding proudly; let not ar ces : out of heaven shall he rogancy come out of your thunder upon them: the Lord mouth : for the Lord is a shall judge the ends of the God of knowledge, and by earth; and he shall give him actions are weighed. strength unto his king, and

4 The bows of the mighty exalt the horn of his amen are broken, and they nointed. that stumbled are girded with 11 And Elkanah went to strength.

Ramah to his house: and the 5 They that were full, have child did minister unto the hired out themselves for Lord before Eli the priest. bread; and they that were 12 q Now the fons of hungry ceased; so that the Eli were sons of Belial : they barren hath borne seven, and knew not the Lord. she that hath many children is 13 And the priest's cufwaxed feeble.

tom with the people was, that 6 The Lord killeth, and when any man offered facrimaketh alive ; he bringeth fice, the priett's servant came, down to the grave, and bring while the flesh was in feeth

ing, with a Aesh hook of three 7 The Lord maketh poor, teeth in his hand; and maketh rich : he bring 14 And he struck it into eth low, and lifteth up. the pan, or kettle, or caldron, ,

8 He raiseth up the poor or pot : all that the fleshout of the dust, and lifteth up hook brought up, the priett

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took for himself. So they Hannah, so that she condid in Shiloh, unto all the ceived and bare three sons Ifraelites that came thither. and two daughters. And the

15 Also before they burnt child Samuel grew before the the fat, the priest's servant Lord. came, and said to the man 22 Now Eli was very old, that facrificed, Give Aesh to and heard all that his fons did roast for the priest: for he unto all Israel; and how they will not have sodden flesh of lay with the women that afthee, but raw,

sembled at the door of the 16 And if any man said tabernacle of the congregaunto him, Let them not fail tion. to burn the fat presently, and 23 And he said unto them, then take as much as thy foul Why do ye such things ? for defireth; then he would an- I hear of your evil dealings fwer him, Nay; but thou shalt by all this people. give it me now: and if not, 24 Nay, my sons : for it is I will take it by force. no good report that I hear :

17 Wherefore the sin of ye make the Lord's people the young men was very great to transgress. before the Lord: for men 25 If one man sin against abhorred the offering of the another, the judge shall judge Lord.

him: but if a man fin againit 18 But Samuel minif- the Lord, who shall intreat tered before the Lord, being for him ? notwithstanding a child, girded with a linen they hearkened not unto the ephod.

voice of their father, because 19 Moreover, his mother the Lord would say them. made him a little coat, and 26 And the child Samuel brought it to him from year grew on, and was in favour

when she came up both with the Lord, and also with her husband to offer the with men. yearly facrifice.

27 G And there came a 20 g And Eli blessed El- man of God unto Eli, and kanah and his wife, and said unto him, Thus faith the faid, The Lord give thee seed Lord, Did I plainly appear of this woman, for the loan unto the house of thy father, which is lent to the Lord. when they were in Egypt in And they went unto their Pharaoh's house? own home.

28 And did I choofe him 21 And the Lord visited ou of all the tribes of Israel

to year,

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