The two Parts of the book are:
I. Ruth’s wretched state, chapters 1, 2: in which are:
1. The sojourning of Elimelech, and the fidelity of Ruth towards her mother-in-law, Naomi: chapter 1.
2. The labor of Ruth, gathering ears in the field of Boaz: chapter 2.
II. Ruth’s happy state, chapters 3, 4: in which are:
1. The solicitation of Boaz, embracing Ruth: chapter 3.
2. The wedding of Boaz and Ruth: chapter 4.