Ruth 3
The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)

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 winnows barley tonight in the threshing floor. 3Therefore, thou shalt wash thyself and anoint thyself and put thy raiment upon thee and go down to the threshingfloor, but do not make thyself known unto the man until he shall have finished eating and drinking. 4And it shall be when he lies down that thou shalt perceive the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in and uncover his feet and lie down there, and he will tell thee what thou shalt do. 5And she said unto her, All that thou dost command me I will do.

6And she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. 7And when Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap, and she came softly and uncovered his feet and lay down.

8And it came to pass at midnight that the man was startled and took hold, and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. 9Then he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth, thy handmaid; spread therefore the edge of thy mantle over thy handmaid; for thou art a redeemer. 10And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter, for thou hast shown more mercy in the end than at the first, not going after the young men, whether poor or rich. 11And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do unto thee all that thou hast said, for all the city of my people know that thou art a valiant woman. 12And now it is true that I am thy redeemer; however, there is another redeemer nearer than I (in kinship). 13Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning that if he will redeem thee, well, let him redeem thee, but if he does not wish to redeem, then I will redeem thee, as the LORD lives; lie down until the morning.

14And she lay at his feet until the morning, and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that the woman has come to the threshing floor. 15Also he said, Bring the veil 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. 16And when she came to her mother-in-law, she said, What now, my daughter? And she told her all that had happened to her with the man. 17And she said, He gave me these six measures of barley, saying, Do not go empty unto thy mother-in-law. 18Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou shall know how the matter will fall, for that man will not rest until he has concluded the thing today.

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