Ruth 31 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? 2 And now [is] not Boaz of our kindred with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnows barley tonight in the threshing floor. 3 Therefore, 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. 4 And 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. 5 And she said unto her, All that thou dost command me I will do. 6 And she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. 7 And 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. 8 And it came to pass at midnight that the man was startled and took hold, and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. 9 Then 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. 10 And 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. 11 And 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. 12 And now it is true that I [am thy] redeemer; however, there is [another] redeemer nearer than I ([in kinship]). 13 Tarry 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. 14 And 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. 15 Also 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. 16 And 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. 17 And she said, He gave me these six [measures] of barley, saying, Do not go empty unto thy mother-in-law. 18 Then 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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