Ruth 3

VIN(i) 1 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her: "My daughter, Should I try to find a secure home for you where you will be well treated? 2 Now isn’t Boaz our kinsman, with whose maidens you were? Behold, he will be winnowing barley tonight on the threshing floor. 3 "Wash and perfume yourself and put on your best clothes. Go down to the floor. Make yourself known to the man after he is done eating and drinking. 4 When 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." 5 Ruth said: "All that you say to me I will do." 6 She went down to the threshing floor, and did everything that her mother-in-law told her. 7 After Boaz ate and drank, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of barley. Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet, and lay down. 8 In the middle of the night, Boaz was startled awake and turned over in surprise to see a woman lying at his feet. 9 He said: "Who are you?" She answered: "I am your servant Ruth. Spread your garment over me, for you are my kinsman." 10 He said: "You are blessed of the LORD, my daughter: for this kindness is greater than what you showed earlier. You have not pursued younger men, whether poor or rich. 11 And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do to you all that you ask. For all the city of my people knows that you are a woman of virtue. 12 And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: yet there is a kinsman nearer than I. 13 Stay tonight, and in the morning, if he wants to redeem you, good; but if he is not willing to redeem, then as the LORD lives, I will redeem you. Lie down until the morning." 14 So she lay at his feet until morning and got up before anyone could recognize each other. And he said, "It must not be known that you came to the threshing floor." 15 Also he said, Bring the veil that you have on you, 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 When 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. 17 Ruth also said, "He gave me these six units of barley and told me, 'Don't go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed.'" 18 Then she said, “Wait, my daughter, until you know what will happen; for the man will not rest until he has settled this today.”