Ruth 3:17
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New American Standard Bible
She said, "These six measures of barley he gave to me, for he said, 'Do not go to your mother-in-law empty-handed.'"

King James Bible
And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother in law.

Darby Bible Translation
And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty to thy mother-in-law.

World English Bible
She said, "He gave me these six [measures] of barley; for he said, 'Don't go empty to your mother-in-law.'"

Young's Literal Translation
And she saith, 'These six measures of barley he hath given to me, for he said, Thou dost not go in empty unto thy mother-in-law.'

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Whether Christ Received his Own Body and Blood?
Objection 1: It seems that Christ did not receive His own body and blood, because nothing ought to be asserted of either Christ's doings or sayings, which is not handed down by the authority of Sacred Scripture. But it is not narrated in the gospels that He ate His own body or drank His own blood. Therefore we must not assert this as a fact. Objection 2: Further, nothing can be within itself except perchance by reason of its parts, for instance. as one part is in another, as is stated in Phys. iv.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Ruth
Goethe has characterized the book of Ruth as the loveliest little idyll that tradition has transmitted to us. Whatever be its didactic purpose--and some would prefer to think that it had little or none-it is, at any rate, a wonderful prose poem, sweet, artless, and persuasive, touched with the quaintness of an older world and fresh with the scent of the harvest fields. The love--stronger than country--of Ruth for Naomi, the gracious figure of Boaz as he moves about the fields with a word of blessing
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Ruth 3:16
When 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.

Ruth 3:18
Then 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."

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