Context6So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. 7When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came secretly, and uncovered his feet and lay down. 8It happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet. 9He said, Who are you? And she answered, I am Ruth your maid. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative. 10Then he said, May you be blessed of the LORD, my daughter. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich. 11Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence. 12Now it is true I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I. 13Remain this night, and when morning comes, if he will redeem you, good; let him redeem you. But if he does not wish to redeem you, then I will redeem you, as the LORD lives. Lie down until morning.
14So she lay at his feet until morning and rose before one could recognize another; and he said, Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor. 15Again he said, Give me the cloak that is on you and hold it. So she held it, and he measured six measures of barley and laid it on her. Then she went into the city. 16When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, How did it go, my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done for her. 17She said, These six measures of barley he gave to me, for he said, Do not go to your mother-in-law empty-handed. 18Then she said, Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter turns out; for the man will not rest until he has settled it today.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And she went down unto the threshing-floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law bade her.
And she went down to the barnfloor, and did all that her mother in law had bid her.
Darby Bible Translation
And she went down to the floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law had bidden her.
English Revised Version
And she went down unto the threshing-floor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her.
Webster's Bible Translation
And she went down to the floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law bade her.
World English Bible
She went down to the threshing floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law told her.
Young's Literal Translation
And she goeth down to the threshing-floor, and doth according to all that her mother-in-law commanded her
LibraryJune 23 Evening
Shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?--RUTH 3:1. There remaineth . . . a rest to the people of God.--My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.--There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.--They . . . rest from their labours. The forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and …
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