Qof, the second part of minding my p's and q's will take us back over the gleaning - so we won't repeat everything we have covered with tet, a letter that gave more pleasure than expected. We also encountered harvest and reaper in the study of tsade. I have repeated a phrase or two just for eyeball practice. Thinking about sound, it seems really necessary to be able to distinguish with the ear many similar sounding guttural letters: chet, kaf, qof and their interactions with the many sibilants and dentals.
Ruth 1:6-7 - one might almost call qof a letter of hope. It occurs in the movement of the word to rise and in the visit of Hashem to his people and in the place prepared for us
(place also in Ruth 3:4, 4:10)
Ruth 1:9, bracket closed in Ruth 1:14 - it occurs in the kiss and in the call
Ruth 1:12 and in old age it is not absent even when expressly negated
Ruth 1:14 (stay close also in Ruth 2:8, 21, 23) - see where else you find it - stay close.
Ruth 1:17 - it is not even absent from burial
Ruth 1:20 - and in the call of a lament, Hashem does not ignore it
Ruth 1:21, (also for empty, Ruth 3:17). It embraces emptiness
Ruth 1:22 and speaks to us of gleaning, harvest,
Ruth 2:14 - Its end is feast
Ruth 2:20 (also Ruth 3:12) - it is in those that are near
Ruth 3:1 (also for rest Ruth 3:18) and in rest
Ruth 3:13-14 - and it will be in the morning
Its sound continues in chapter 4 with several new words as if this is a sound that goes with new things in the completing of the story. Ruth 4:2 (got / took also in Ruth 4:13, 16). It is in the purchase of our body with the field.
Ruth 4:16 - the last new word containing qof, unique in Ruth here, is the sound of a mother embracing her child.
The last qof comes with the hope invested in the Beloved king