Ruth 3
King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
1Then Naomi, her mother-in-law, said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? 2And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley tonight in the threshing floor. 3Wash thyself, therefore, and anoint thyself {thee}, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor; but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have finished {done} eating and drinking. 4And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lie {lay thee} down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do. 5And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do.

6And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law bade her. 7And 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 softly, and uncovered his feet, and lay {laid her} down. 8And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was startled {afraid}, and turned himself; and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. 9And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth, thine handmaid. Spread, therefore, thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman. 10And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich. 11And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest; for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman. 12And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman; howbeit, there is a kinsman nearer than I. 13Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part. But if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth. Lie down until the morning.

14And she lay at his feet until the morning; and she rose up before one could recognize {know} another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor. 15Also he said, Bring the cloak {veil} that thou hast upon thee, and hold it out. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her; and she went into the city. 16And when she came to her mother-in-law, she said, How hast thou fared, {Who art thou,} my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her. 17And she said, These six measures of barley gave he to me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother-in-law. 18Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall; for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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