Ruth 3 - Prayer Tents



Share:

Previous ChapterNext ChapterReduce Font SizeIncrease Font Size
Ruth 3
New Living Translation

Ruth at the Threshing Floor

3One 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.H5281H2545H559H1323H1245H4494H3190 2Boaz is a close relative of ours, and he's been very kind by letting you gather grain with his young women. Tonight he will be winnowing barley at the threshing floor.H1162H4130H5291H2219H8184H3915H1637 3Now do as I tell you—take a bath and put on perfume and dress in your nicest clothes. Then go to the threshing floor, but don't let Boaz see you until he has finished eating and drinking.H7364H5480H7760H8071H3381H1637H3045H376H3615H398H8354 4Be sure to notice where he lies down; then go and uncover his feet and lie down there. He will tell you what to do."H7901H3045H4725H7901H935H1540H4772H7901H5046H6213 5"I will do everything you say," Ruth replied.H559H559H6213 6So she went down to the threshing floor that night and followed the instructions of her mother-in-law.H3381H1637H6213H2545H6680 7After Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he lay down at the far end of the pile of grain and went to sleep. Then Ruth came quietly, uncovered his feet, and lay down.H1162H398H8354H3820H3190H935H7901H7097H6194H935H3909H1540H4772H7901 8Around midnight Boaz suddenly woke up and turned over. He was surprised to find a woman lying at his feet!H2677H3915H376H2729H3943H802H7901H4772 9"Who are you?" he asked. "I am your servant Ruth," she replied. "Spread the corner of your covering over me, for you are my family redeemer."H559H559H7327H519H6566H3671H519H1350 10"The LORD bless you, my daughter!" Boaz exclaimed. "You are showing even more family loyalty now than you did before, for you have not gone after a younger man, whether rich or poor.H559H1288H3068H1323H3190H2617H314H7223H3212H310H1115H970H1800H6223 11Now don't worry about a thing, my daughter. I will do what is necessary, for everyone in town knows you are a virtuous woman.H1323H3372H6213H559H8179H5971H3045H2428H802 12But while it's true that I am one of your family redeemers, there is another man who is more closely related to you than I am.H551H1350H3426H1350H7138 13Stay here tonight, and in the morning I will talk to him. If he is willing to redeem you, very well. Let him marry you. But if he is not willing, then as surely as the LORD lives, I will redeem you myself! Now lie down here until morning."H3885H3915H1242H1350H2896H1350H2654H1350H1350H3068H2416H7901H1242 14So Ruth lay at Boaz's feet until the morning, but she got up before it was light enough for people to recognize each other. For Boaz had said, "No one must know that a woman was here at the threshing floor."H7901H4772H1242H6965H2958H376H5234H7453H559H3045H802H935H1637 15Then Boaz said to her, "Bring your cloak and spread it out." He measured six scoops of barley into the cloak and placed it on her back. Then he returned to the town.H559H3051H4304H270H270H4058H8337H8184H7896H935H5892 16When Ruth went back to her mother-in-law, Naomi asked, "What happened, my daughter?" Ruth told Naomi everything Boaz had done for her,H935H2545H559H1323H5046H376H6213 17and she added, "He gave me these six scoops of barley and said, 'Don't go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed.'"H559H8337H8184H5414H559H935H7387H2545 18Then Naomi said to her, "Just be patient, my daughter, until we hear what happens. The man won't rest until he has settled things today."H559H3427H1323H3045H1697H5307H376H8252H518H3615H1697H3117


New Living Translation (NLT). Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, a Division of Tyndale House Ministries, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. More details.

Old Testament
  • 25. Lamentations (5)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 29. Joel (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 31. Obadiah (1)
  • 1
  • 34. Nahum (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 35. Habakkuk (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 36. Zephaniah (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 37. Haggai (2)
  • 1
  • 2

New Testament
  • 50. Philippians (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 51. Colossians (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 52. 1 Thessalonians (5)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 53. 2 Thessalonians (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 55. 2 Timothy (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 56. Titus (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 57. Philemon (1)
  • 1
  • 61. 2 Peter (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 63. 2 John (1)
  • 1
  • 64. 3 John (1)
  • 1
  • 65. Jude (1)
  • 1
Please login to see history of your searches
Hide Subtitles
Hide Footnotes
Spacing: 0 1 2 3
Return to top