leave them that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.
So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she
had gleaned : and it was about an ephah of barley.
HISTORY OF RUTH.
Ruth ii. 19, 23, and ii. 1.-And her mother-in-law said unto
her, Where hast thou gleaned to day ? and where wrought-
est thou ? blessed be lie that did take knowledge of thee.
And she shewed her mother-in-law with whoni she had
wrought, and said, The man's name with whom I wrought
to-day is Boaz. And Naomi said unto her daughter-in-
law, Blessed be he of the Lord, who hath not left off his
kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said
unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next
kinsmen. And Ruth, the Moabitess, said, He said unto
me also, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they
have ended all my harvest. And Naomi said unto Ruth
her daughter-in-law, It is good, my daughter, that thou go
out with his maidens, that they meet thee not in any other
field. So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean
unto the end of barley harvest, and of wheat harvest ; and
dwelt with her mother-in-law. Then Naomi, her mother-
in-law, said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest
for thee, that it may be well with thee?
HISTORY OF RUTH.
Ruth iv. 13, 17.-So Boaz took Ruth, and she was bis wife :
and when he went in unto her, the Lord gave her concep-
tion, and she bare a son. And the women said unto Nao-
mi, Blessed be the Lord, which hath not left thee this day
without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.
And be shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nou-
risher of thine old age. For thy daughter-in-law, which
loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath
born him. And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her
bosom, and became nurse unto it. And the women her
neighbors gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to
Naomi, and they called his name Obed. He is the father
of Jesse, the father of David.
HISTORY OF HANNAH THE MOTHER OF
1 Sam. i. 1, 8.--Now there was a certain man of Ramath-
aim-Zophim, of Mount Ephraim, and his name was Elka-