Boaz Will Redeem Ruth
1 Then Naomi° her mother-in-law° said° to her, “My daughter°, shall I not seek° Isecurity° for you, that it may be well° with you? 2 Now° is not Boaz° aour Ikinsman°, with whose° maids° you were? Behold°, he winnows° barley° at the threshing° floor° tonight°. 3 Wash° yourself therefore, and anoint° yourself and put° on your [best] clothes°, and go° down° to the threshing° floor°; [but] do not make° yourself known° to the man° until° he has finished° eating° and drinking°. 4 It shall be when he lies° down°, that you shall Inotice° the place° where°° he lies°, and you shall go° and uncover° his feet° and lie° down°; then he will tell° you what° you shall do°.” 5 She said° to her, “aAll° that you say° I will do°.”
6 ¶ So she went° down° to the threshing° floor° and did° according to all° that her mother-in-law° had commanded° her. 7 When Boaz° had eaten° and drunk° and ahis heart° was merry°, he went° to lie° down° at the end° of the heap° of grain°; and she came° secretly°, and uncovered° his feet° and lay° down°. 8 It happened° in the middle° of the night° that the man° was startled° and Ibent° forward°; and behold°, a woman° was lying° at his feet°. 9 He said°, “Who° are you?” And she answered°, “I am Ruth° your maid°. So spread° your covering° over° your maid°, for you are a Iclose° relative°.” 10 Then he said°, “aMay you be blessed° of the LORD°, my daughter°. You have shown° your last° kindness° to be better° than° the first° by not going° after° young° men°, whether° poor° or° rich°. 11 Now°, my daughter°, do not fear°. I will do° for you whatever°° you Iask°, for all° my people° in the IIcity° know° that you are aa woman° of excellence°. 12 Now° it is true° I am a Iclose° relative°; however°, there° is a Irelative° closer° than° I. 13 Remain° this night°, and when morning° comes°, aif° he will Iredeem° you, good°; let him redeem° you. But if° he does not wish° to Iredeem° you, then I will redeem° you, bas the LORD° lives°. Lie° down° until° morning°.”
 aJg 19:6, 9; 2S 13:28; 1K 21:7; Es 1:10
 ILit twisted himself
 IOr redeemer
 aRu 2:20
 ILit say IILit gate aPv 12:4; 31:10
 IOr redeemer
 IOr act as close relative to aDt 25:5; Mt 22:24 bJg 8:19; Jr 4:2; 12:16
14 ¶ So she lay° at his feet° until° morning° and rose° before° one° could recognize° another°; and he said°, “aLet it not be known° that the woman° came° to the threshing° floor°.” 15 Again he said°, “Give° me the cloak° that is on you and hold° it.” So she held° it, and he measured° six° [measures] of barley° and laid° [it] on her. Then Ishe went° into the city°. 16 When she came° to her mother-in-law°, she said°, “IHow° did it go, my daughter°?” And she told° her all° that the man° had done° for her. 17 She said°, “These° six° [measures] of barley° he gave° to me, for he said°, ‘Do not go° to your mother-in-law° empty-handed°.’” 18 Then she said°, “Wait°, my daughter°, until°° you know° how° the matter° Iturns° out; for the man° will not rest° until°° he has IIsettled° it today°.”
 aRo 14:16; 2Co 8:21
 ISo with many mss; M.T. he
 ILit Who are you?
 ILit falls IILit finished the matter
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By Naomi's instruction,
1 ¶ Then Naomiº her mother in lawº saidºª unto her, My daughter,º shall I not² seekºª restº for thee, that² it may be wellºª with thee? 2 And now² [is] not² Boazº of our kindred,º with² whose² maidensº thou wast?² Behold,² he² winnowethºª barleyº to nightº in² the threshingfloor.º 3 Washºª thyself therefore, and anointºª thee, and putºª thy raimentº upon² thee, and get thee downºª to the floor:º [but] make not thyself knownºª² unto the man,º until² he shall have doneºª eatingºª and drinking.ºª 4 And it shall be,² when he lieth down,ºª that thou shalt markºª² the placeº where²² he shall lie,ºª and thou shalt go in,ºª and uncoverºª his feet,º and lay thee down;ºª and he² will tellºª thee² what² thou shalt do.ºª
 Gn 40:14; Dt 4:40; Ru 1:9; Ps 128:2; Jr 22:15; 1Co 7:36; 1Ti 5:8, 14.
 Dt 25:5; Ru 2:8, 20, 23; He 2:11.
 2S 14:2; Es 5:1; Ps 104:15; Ec 9:8; Mt 6:17; 1Ti 2:9.
 1Th 5:22.
Ruth lieth at Boaz's feet.
6 ¶ And she went downºª unto the floor,º and didºª according to all² that² her mother in lawº badeºª her. 7 And when Boazº had eatenºª and drunk,ºª and his heartº was merry,ºª he wentºª to lie downºª at the endº of the heap of corn:º and she cameºª softly,º and uncoveredºª his feet,º and laid her down.ºª
 Ex 20:12; Pv 1:8; Jn 2:5; 15:14.
 Gn 43:34; Jg 16:25; 19:6, 9, 22; 2S 13:28; Es 1:10; Ps 104:15; Ec 2:24; 3:12; 8:15; 9:7; 10:19; 1Co 10:31; Ep 5:18.
Boaz acknowledgeth the right of a kinsman.
8 ¶ And it came to pass² at midnight,ºº that the manº was afraid,ºª and turned¹ª himself:² and, behold,² a womanº layºª at his feet.º 9 And he said,ºª Who² [art] thou?² And she answered,ºª I² [am] Ruthº thine handmaid:º spreadºª therefore thy skirtº over² thine handmaid;º for² thou² [art] a near kinsman.ºª 10 And he said,ºª Blessedºª [be] thou² of the LORD,º my daughter:º [for] thou hast shewed¹ª more² kindnessº in the latter endº than² at the beginning,º inasmuch as thou followedstº¹ª² notº young men,º whether² poorº or² rich.º 11 And now,² my daughter,º fearºª not;² I will doºª to thee all² that² thou requirest:ºª for² all² the cityº of my peopleº doth knowºª that² thou [art] a virtuousº woman.º 12 And now²² it is trueº that²² I² [am thy] near kinsman:ºª howbeit² there isº a kinsmanºª nearerº than² I. 13 Tarryºª this night,º and it shall be² in the morning,º [that] if² he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman,ºª well;º let him do the kinsman's part:ºª but if² he willºª not² do the part of a kinsmanºª to thee, then will I² do the part of a kinsmanºª to thee, [as] the LORDº liveth:º lie downºª until² the morning.º
 Ru 2:10, 20; 3:12; 1S 25:41; Ezk 16:8; Lk 14:11.
 Ru 1:8; 2:4, 20; 1Co 13:4.
 Pv 12:4; 31:10, 29.
 Ru 4:1; Mt 7:12; 1Th 4:6.
 Dt 25:5; Jg 8:19; Ru 2:20; 4:5; Jr 4:2; Mt 22:24; 2Co 1:23; He 6:16.
He sendeth her away with six measures of barley.
14 ¶ And she layºª at his feetº until² the morning:º and she rose upºª beforeº oneº could knowºª² another.º And he said,ºª Let it not² be knownºª that² a womanº cameºª into the floor.º 15 Also he said,ºª Bringºª the vailº that² [thou hast] upon² thee, and holdºª it. And when she heldºª it, he measuredºª sixº [measures] of barley,º and laidºª [it] on² her: and she went¹ª into² the city.º 16 And when she cameºª to² her mother in law,º she said,ºª Who² [art] thou,² my daughter?º And she toldºª her² all² that² the manº had doneºª to her. 17 And she said,ºª These² sixº [measures] of barleyº gaveºª he me; for² he saidºª to² me, Goºª not² emptyº unto² thy mother in law.º 18 Then saidºª she, Sit still,ºª my daughter,º until²² thou knowºª how² the matterº will fall:ºª for² the manº will not² be in rest,ºª untilº² he have finishedºª the thingº this day.º
 Ec 7:1; Ro 12:17; 14:16; 1Co 10:32; 2Co 8:21; 1Th 5:22; 1P 2:12.
 Is 32:8; Ga 6:10.
 Ru 3:16.
 Ps 37:3; Is 28:16; 30:7.
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