King James VersionRuth3


1 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 win­noweth bar­ley to night in the thresh­ingfloor. 3 Wash thy­self there­fore, and anoint thee, and put thy rai­ment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thy­self known unto the man, un­til he shall have done eat­ing and drink­ing. 4 And it shall be, when he li­eth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and un­cov­er his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do. 5 And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do. 6 And she went down unto the floor, and did ac­cord­ing to all that her moth­er in law bade 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 of corn: and she came soft­ly, and un­cov­ered his feet, and laid her down. 8 And it came to pass at mid­night, that the man was afraid, and turned him­self: and, be­hold, a wom­an lay at his feet. 9 And he said, Who art thou? And she an­swered, I am Ruth thine hand­maid: spread there­fore thy skirt over thine hand­maid; for thou art a near kins­man. 10 And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daugh­ter: for thou hast shewed more kind­ness in the lat­ter end than at the be­gin­ning, inas­much as thou fol­lowedst not young men, whether poor or rich. 11 And now, my daugh­ter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou re­quirest: for all the city of my peo­ple doth know that thou art a vir­tu­ous wom­an. 12 And now it is true that I am thy near kins­man: how­beit there is a kins­man near­er than I. 13 Tar­ry this night, and it shall be in the morn­ing, that if he will per­form unto thee the part of a kins­man, well; let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kins­man to thee, then will I do the part of a kins­man to thee, as the LORD liveth: 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 a wom­an came into the floor. 15 Also he said, Bring the vail 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, Who art thou, my daugh­ter? And she told her all that the man had done to her. 17 And she said, These six measures of bar­ley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not emp­ty unto thy moth­er in law. 18 Then said she, Sit still, my daugh­ter, un­til thou know how the mat­ter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, un­til he have fin­ished the thing this day.