Ruth 31 And she lodged with her mother-in-law. And Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you? 2 And now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose young women you were with? Behold, he winnows barley this night in the floor. 3 But wash, and anoint yourself, and put your best clothing on, and go up to the threshing floor-do not make yourself known to the man until he has done eating and drinking. 4 And it shall come to pass when he lies down, that you shall mark the place where he lies down, and shall come and lift up the covering of his feet, and shall lie down; and he shall tell you what you shall do. 5 And Ruth said to her, All that you say, I will do. 6 And she went down to the threshing floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law instructed her. 7 And Boaz ate and drank, and his heart was glad, and he came to lie down by the side of the heap of grain; and she came secretly, and lifted up the covering of his feet. 8 And it came to pass at midnight that the man was amazed, and troubled, and behold, a woman lay at his feet. 9 And he said, Who are you? And she said, I am your maidservant Ruth; spread your skirt over your maidservant, for you are a close relative. 10 And Boaz said, Blessed are you of the Lord God, my daughter, for you have made your latter kindness greater than the former, in that you followed not after young men, whether any be poor or rich. 11 And now fear not, my daughter, whatever you shall say I will do for you; for all the tribe of my people knows that you are a virtuous woman. 12 And now I am truly a relative to you; nevertheless there is a relative closer than I. 13 Lodge here for the night, and it shall be in the morning, if he will perform the duty of a close relative for you-good, let him do it. But if he will not perform the duty of a close relative for you, then I will perform the relative's duty for you, as the Lord lives; lie down till the morning. 14 And she laid at his feet until the morning; and she rose up before a man could recognize his neighbor; and Boaz said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the threshing floor. 15 And he said to her, Bring the apron that is upon you. And she held it, and he measured six measures of barley, and put them upon her, and she went into the city. 16 And Ruth went in to her mother-in-law, and she said to her, My daughter! And Ruth told her all that the man had done for her. 17 And she said to her, He gave me these six measures of barley, for he said to me, Go not empty to your mother-in-law. 18 And she said, Sit still, my daughter, until you shall know how the matter will fall out; for the man will not rest until the matter is resolved this day.
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