Then Naomi her mother in lawsaid unto her, My daughter, shall I not seekrest for thee, that it may be well with thee?
And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnowethbarley to night in the threshingfloor.3Wash 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 doneeating and drinking .
And it shall be, when he lieth down , that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie , and thou shalt go in , and uncovera his feet, and lay thee down ; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do .
And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do .
And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother in lawbade her.
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 camesoftly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down .
And it came to pass at midnight , that the man was afraid , and turnedb himself: and, behold, a womanlay 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 .