"...for everyone in the city knows that you are an excellent woman."
According to chapter 3, verse 11, Ruth had the reputation of being an excellent woman. She was a hard worker, self-sacrificing, and she was very kind to Naomi. But, more importantly she was determined to serve Jehovah and have a good reputation with him. She was blessed with being an ancestor of Jesus, and having her good reputation remembered 1000 years later.
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