Ruth 3:1
New International Version
One day Ruth's mother-in-law Naomi said to her, "My daughter, I must find a home for you, where you will be well provided for.

New Living Translation
One day Naomi said to Ruth, "My daughter, it's time that I found a permanent home for you, so that you will be provided for.

English Standard Version
Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?

Berean Study Bible
One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek a place for you, that it may be well with you?

New American Standard Bible
Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you?

King James Bible
Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

Christian Standard Bible
Ruth's mother-in-law Naomi said to her, "My daughter, shouldn't I find rest for you, so that you will be taken care of?

Contemporary English Version
One day, Naomi said to Ruth: It's time I found you a husband, who will give you a home and take care of you.

Good News Translation
Some time later Naomi said to Ruth, "I must find a husband for you, so that you will have a home of your own.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ruth's mother-in-law Naomi said to her, "My daughter, shouldn't I find security for you, so that you will be taken care of?

International Standard Version
Ruth's mother-in-law Naomi, told her, "My daughter, should I not make inquiries about your financial security, so you'll be better off in life?

NET Bible
At that time, Naomi, her mother-in-law, said to her, "My daughter, I must find a home for you so you will be secure.

New Heart English Bible
Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Naomi, Ruth's mother-in-law, said to her, "My daughter, shouldn't I try to look for a home that would be good for you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Naomi her mother-in-law said unto her: 'My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

New American Standard 1977
Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Naomi, her mother-in-law, said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee that it may be well with thee?

King James 2000 Bible
Then Naomi her mother-in-law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?

American King James Version
Then Naomi her mother in law said to her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?

American Standard Version
And Naomi her mother-in-law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she lodged with her mother-in-law: and Noemin her mother-in-law said to her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
After she was returned to her mother in law, Noemi said to her: My daughter, I will seek rest for thee, and will provide that it may be well with thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

English Revised Version
And Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

World English Bible
Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?

Young's Literal Translation
And Naomi her mother-in-law saith to her, 'My daughter, do not I seek for thee rest, that it may be well with thee?
Study Bible
Naomi Instructs Ruth
1One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek a place for you, that it may be well with you? 2Now is not Boaz, with whose servant girls you have been working, a relative of ours? In fact, tonight he is winnowing barley on the threshing floor.…
Cross References
Ruth 2:23
So Ruth stayed close to the servant girls of Boaz to glean grain until the barley and wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law.

Ruth 3:2
Now is not Boaz, with whose servant girls you have been working, a relative of ours? In fact, tonight he is winnowing barley on the threshing floor.

Treasury of Scripture

Then Naomi her mother in law said to her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?

shall I not

Ruth 1:9
The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.

1 Corinthians 7:36
But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.

1 Timothy 5:8,14
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel…

may be

Genesis 40:14
But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:

Deuteronomy 4:40
Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.

Psalm 128:2
For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.







Lexicon
One day Ruth’s mother-in-law
חֲמוֹתָ֑הּ (ḥă·mō·w·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2545: Husband's mother

Naomi
נָעֳמִ֣י (nā·‘o·mî)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5281: Naomi -- mother-in-law of Ruth

said to her,
וַתֹּ֥אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“My daughter,
בִּתִּ֞י (bit·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

should I not
הֲלֹ֧א (hă·lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

seek
אֲבַקֶּשׁ־ (’ă·ḇaq·qeš-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

a place
מָנ֖וֹחַ (mā·nō·w·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4494: A resting place, state or condition of rest

for you,
לָ֛ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

it may be well
יִֽיטַב־ (yî·ṭaḇ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

with you?
לָֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(1) Rest.--Although Naomi had already (Ruth 1:12) repudiated any thought of marriage for herself, still she felt it her duty to do what she could to provide a home for the daughter-in-law who had so loyally followed her, lest her own death should leave her young companion specially unprotected and friendless. But there is clearly a second thought. The marriage of Boaz and Ruth will not only ensure rest for the latter, but will also raise up the seed of her dead son and preserve the family name.

That it may be well with thee.--The object of the marriage is for Ruth's good, and thus should it be with every marriage; it must be for the good, and comfort, and abiding peace, not of the body only, but of the soul.

Verse 1. - And Naomi, her mother-in-law, said to her, My daughter, shall not I seek out for thee a rest, that it may be well with thee? When Ruth had nothing more to do on the harvest-fields, where Boaz appeared daily, and was unremittingly gracious to her, she may have fallen into a pensive mood. Naomi was quick to note the varying 'nuances of feeling, and said "My daughter, shall I not seek out for thee a rest?" The expression rest, or resting-place, though in itself of generic import, was, when used in such circumstances as environed Ruth, quite specific in application, and would be at once understood. It was a home to which Naomi pointed, a home for her daughter's heart. In such a home, if warm and pure, there would be repose for the affections. "That it may be well with thee," or, "which shall (or may) be good for thee." Either translation is warrantable and excellent. The latter is the most simple, and is given by Carpzov and Rosenmüller; but the former is in accordance with a frequent idiomatic use of the expression, in which there is a change from the relative in result to the relative in aim, so that אֲשֶׁר יִיטַב is equivalent to לְמַעַן יִיטַב (see Deuteronomy 4:40; Deuteronomy 6:3, 18; Deuteronomy 10:11, 25, 28). Naomi did not distinguish between rests that would be 'good, ' and other rests which would not be 'good.' Nor did she moralize on the idea of a rest, and affirm that it would be 'good' for her widowed daughter-in-law. She assumed that every true rest was 'good,' and, on the basis of that assumption, she sought out one for her devoted Ruth. Hence the superiority of the rendering that expresses aim to that which expresses the mere prediction of result. 3:1-5 The married state should be a rest, as much as any thing upon earth can be so, as it ought to fix the affections and form a connexion for life. Therefore it should be engaged in with great seriousness, with earnest prayers for direction, for the blessing of God, and with regard to his precepts. Parents should carefully advise their children in this important concern, that it may be well with them as to their souls. Be it always remembered, That is best for us which is best for our souls. The course Naomi advised appears strange to us; but it was according to the laws and usages of Israel. If the proposed measure had borne the appearance of evil, Naomi would not have advised it. Law and custom gave Ruth, who was now proselyted to the true religion, a legal claim upon Boaz. It was customary for widows to assert this claim, De 25:5-10. But this is not recorded for imitation in other times, and is not to be judged by modern rules. And if there had been any evil in it, Ruth was a woman of too much virtue and too much sense to have listened to it.
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