Ruth 3:4-14 NRS

4 When he lies down, observe the place where he lies; then, go and uncover his feet and lie down; and he will tell you what to do."
5 She said to her, "All that you tell me I will do."
6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did just as her mother-in-law had instructed her.
7 When Boaz had eaten and drunk, and he was in a contented mood, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then she came stealthily and uncovered his feet, and lay down.
8 At midnight the man was startled, and turned over, and there, lying at his feet, was a woman!
9 He said, "Who are you?" And she answered, "I am Ruth, your servant; spread your cloak over your servant, for you are next-of-kin." a

References for Ruth 3:9

    • h 3:9 - Or [one with the right to redeem]
      10 He said, "May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter; this last instance of your loyalty is better than the first; you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich.
      11 And now, my daughter, do not be afraid, I will do for you all that you ask, for all the assembly of my people know that you are a worthy woman.
      12 But now, though it is true that I am a near kinsman, there is another kinsman more closely related than I.
      13 Remain this night, and in the morning, if he will act as next-of-kin b for you, good; let him do it. If he is not willing to act as next-of-kin c for you, then, as the Lord lives, I will act as next-of-kin d for you. Lie down until the morning."

      References for Ruth 3:13

        • i 3:13 - Or [one with the right to redeem]
        • j 3:13 - Or [one with the right to redeem]
        • k 3:13 - Or [one with the right to redeem]
          14 So she lay at his feet until morning, but got up before one person could recognize another; for he said, "It must not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor."