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Ruth 3
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Naomi Offers to Find a Husband for Ruth

3Ruth'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?H5281H2545H559H1323H1245H4494H3190 2Isn't Boaz one of our close relatives?You've been associating with his women servants lately. Look, he'll be winnowing barley at the threshing floor tonight.H1162H4130H5291H2219H8184H3915H1637 3So get cleaned up, put on some perfume, dress up, and go to the threshing floor, but don't let him see you until after he's finished eating and drinking.H7364H5480H7760H8071H3381H1637H3045H376H3615H398H8354 4When he lies down, be sure to notice where he is resting. Then go over, uncover his feet, and lie down. He'll tell you what to do."H7901H3045H4725H7901H935H1540H4772H7901H5046H6213 5Ruth replied, "I'll do everything you've said."H559H559H6213 6So she went out to the threshing floor and did precisely what her mother-in-law had advised.H3381H1637H6213H2545H6680

Ruth’s Meeting with Boaz

7After Boaz had finished eating and drinking to his heart's content, he went over and laid down next to the pile of threshed grain. Ruth came in quietly, uncovered his feet, and lay down.H1162H398H8354H3820H3190H935H7901H7097H6194H935H3909H1540H4772H7901 8In the middle of the night, Boaz was startled awake and turned over in surprise to see a woman lying at his feet.H2677H3915H376H2729H3943H802H7901H4772 9He asked her, "Who are you?" She answered, "I'm only Ruth, your servant. Spread the edge of your garment over your servant, because you are my related redeemer."H559H559H7327H519H6566H3671H519H1350 10He replied, "May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter. You've added to the gracious love you've already demonstrated by not pursuing younger men, whether rich or poor.H559H1288H3068H1323H3190H2617H314H7223H3212H310H1115H970H1800H6223 11Don't be afraid, my daughter. I'll do for you everything that you have asked, since all of my people in town are aware that you're a virtuous woman.H1323H3372H6213H559H8179H5971H3045H2428H802 12It's true that I'm your related redeemer, but there is another related redeemer even closer than I.H551H1350H3426H1350H7138 13Stay the night, and if he fulfills his duty as your related redeemer in the morning, that will be acceptable. But if he isn't inclined to do so, then, as the Lord lives, I will act as your related redeemer myself. So lie down until morning."H3885H3915H1242H1350H2896H1350H2654H1350H1350H3068H2416H7901H1242 14So she lay down at his feet until dawn approached, then got up while it was still difficult for anyone to be recognized. Then he told her, "It shouldn't be known that a woman has come to the threshing floor."H7901H4772H1242H6965H2958H376H5234H7453H559H3045H802H935H1637 15So he said, "Take your cloak and hold it out." She did so, and he measured out six units of barley and placed them in a sack on her. Then she left for town.H559H3051H4304H270H270H4058H8337H8184H7896H935H5892

Naomi’s Response to Ruth

16When Ruth returned to her mother-in-law, Naomi asked her, "How did it go, my daughter?" Then she related everything that the man had done for her.H935H2545H559H1323H5046H376H6213 17Ruth also said, "He gave me these six units of barley and told me, 'Don't go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed.'"3H559H8337H8184H5414H559H935H7387H2545 18Naomi replied, "Be patient, my daughter, until you learn how this works out, because the man won't rest until he finishes everything today."H559H3427H1323H3045H1697H5307H376H8252H518H3615H1697H3117


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