New American Standard Bible
It happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet.
King James Bible
And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was startled, and turned himself; and behold, a woman lay at his feet.
World English Bible
It happened at midnight, that the man was startled and turned himself; and behold, a woman lay at his feet.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the middle of the night, that the man trembleth, and turneth himself, and lo, a woman is lying at his feet.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Turned himself - Rather, "bent forward," so as to feel what it was which was at his feet. The same word is translated "took hold of," in Judges 16:29.
LibraryWhether 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
When 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.
He 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."
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