Ruth 3:15
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city.

American Standard Version
And he said, Bring the mantle that is upon thee, and hold it; and she held it; and he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and he went into the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again he said: Spread thy mantle, wherewith thou art covered, and hold it with both hands. And when she spread it and held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it upon her. And she carried it and went into the city,

English Revised Version
And he said, Bring the mantle that is upon thee, and hold it; and she held it: and he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and he went into the city.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In answer to his inquiry, "Who art thou?" she said, "I am Ruth, thine handmaid; spread thy wing over thine handmaid, for thou art a redeemer." כּנפך is a dual according to the Masoretic pointing, as we cannot look upon it as a pausal form on account of the position of the word, but it is most probably to be regarded as a singular; and the figurative expression is not taken from birds, which spread their wings over their young, i.e., to protect them, but refers, according to Deuteronomy 23:1; Deuteronomy 27:20, and Ezekiel 16:8, to the wing, i.e., the corner of the counterpane, referring to the fact that a man spreads this over his wife as well as himself. Thus Ruth entreated Boaz to marry her because he was a redeemer. On this reason for the request, see the remarks in the introduction to the chapter.

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vail., or sheet, or apron The word mitpachath has been variously rendered. The LXX. translate it (), an apron, and Vulgate, pallium, a cloak. By the circumstances of the story, it must have been of a considerable size; and accordingly Dr. Shaw thinks it was no other than the {hyke}, the finer sort of which, such as are still worn ladies and persons of distinction among the Arabs, he takes to answer to the (), or robe, of the ancient Greeks.

he measured

Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.

six measures The quantity of this barley is uncertain. The Targum renders it, shith sein, `six seahs.' A seah contained about two gallons and a half, six of which must have been a very heavy load for a woman, and so the Targumist thought, for he add, `And she received strength from the Lord to carry it.'

Cross References
Ruth 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."

Ruth 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,

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