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Ruth 3 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:1 - Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:2 - Is not Boaz our relative, with whose young women you were? See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:3 - Wash therefore and anoint yourself, and put on your cloak and go down to the threshing floor, but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:4 - But when he lies down, observe the place where he lies. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down, and he will tell you what to do.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:5 - And she replied, “All that you say I will do.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:6 - So she went down to the threshing floor and did just as her mother-in-law had commanded her.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:7 - And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then she came softly and uncovered his feet and lay down.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:8 - At midnight the man was startled and turned over, and behold, a woman lay at his feet!

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:9 - He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth, your servant. Spread your wings[fn] over your servant, for you are a redeemer.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:10 - And he said, “May you be blessed by the LORD, my daughter. You have made this last kindness greater than the first in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:11 - And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:12 - And now it is true that I am a redeemer. Yet there is a redeemer nearer than I.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:13 - Remain tonight, and in the morning, if he will redeem you, good; let him do it. But if he is not willing to redeem you, then, as the LORD lives, I will redeem you. Lie down until the morning.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:14 - So she lay at his feet until the morning, but arose before one could recognize another. And he said, “Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:15 - And he said, “Bring the garment you are wearing and hold it out.” So she held it, and he measured out six measures of barley and put it on her. Then she went into the city.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:16 - And when she came to her mother-in-law, she said, “How did you fare, my daughter?” Then she told her all that the man had done for her,

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:17 - saying, “These six measures of barley he gave to me, for he said to me, ‘You must not go back empty-handed to your mother-in-law.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:18 - She replied, “Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest but will settle the matter today.”
ESV Footnotes
Compare 2:12; the word for wings can also mean corners of a garment
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