New Living Translation
So I bought her back for fifteen pieces of silver and five bushels of barley and a measure of wine.
King James Bible
So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:
Darby Bible Translation
So I bought her to me for fifteen silver pieces, and for a homer of barley, and a half-homer of barley.
World English Bible
So I bought her for myself for fifteen pieces of silver and a homer and a half of barley.
Young's Literal Translation
And I buy her to me for fifteen silverlings, and a homer and a letech of barley;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:2 Fifteen pieces of silver - It was half the value of a slave, Exod 21:32. An homer of barley - About fourteen bushels. Of barley - The meanest kind of provision; and suited to a low condition, all this is, to set forth Israel's indigence and ingratitude, and God's bounty to Israel.
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God's favor toward Israel had always been conditional on their obedience. At the foot of Sinai they had entered into covenant relationship with Him as His "peculiar treasure. . . above all people." Solemnly they had promised to follow in the path of obedience. "All that the Lord hath spoken we will do," they had said. Exodus 19:5, 8. And when, a few days afterward, God's law was spoken from Sinai, and additional instruction in the form of statutes and judgments was communicated through Moses, the …
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And with the land I have acquired Ruth, the Moabite widow of Mahlon, to be my wife. This way she can have a son to carry on the family name of her dead husband and to inherit the family property here in his hometown. You are all witnesses today."
Then I said to her, "You must live in my house for many days and stop your prostitution. During this time, you will not have sexual relations with anyone, not even with me."
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