So she wentdown to the threshingfloor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her.
When Boaz had eaten and drunk and 1his heart was merry, he went to liedown at the end of the heap of grain; and she camesecretly, and uncovered his feet and laydown.
It happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and abentforward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet.
He said, "Who are you?" And she answered, "I am Ruth your maid. So spread your coveringover your maid, for you are a bcloserelative."
Then he said, "2May you be blessed of the LORD, my daughter. You have shown your lastkindness to be betterthan the first by not goingafteryoungmen, whetherpoororrich.
11"Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you cask, for all my people in the dcityknow that you are 3a woman of excellence.
12"Now it is true I am a ecloserelative; however, there is a frelativecloserthan I.
13"Remain this night, and when morningcomes, 4if he will gredeem you, good; let him redeem you. But if he does not wish to hredeem you, then I will redeem you, 5as the LORDlives. Liedownuntilmorning."
So she lay at his feetuntilmorning and rosebeforeone could recognizeanother; and he said, "6Let it not be known that the womancame to the threshingfloor."
Again he said, "Give me the cloak that is on you and hold it." So she held it, and he measuredsix measures of barley and laid it on her. Then ishe went into the city.