Ruth 3:1-9 NIV

Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor

1 One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must find a homea for you, where you will be well provided for.

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    • h 3:1 - Hebrew "find rest" (see 1:9).
      2 Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor.

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      3 Wash, put on perfume, and get dressed in your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.

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      4 When he lies down, note the place where he is lying. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what to do.”
      5 “I will do whatever you say,” Ruth answered.

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      6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did everything her mother-in-law told her to do.

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      7 When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile. Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet and lay down.
      8 In the middle of the night something startled the man; he turned—and there was a woman lying at his feet!
      9 “Who are you?” he asked. “I am your servant Ruth,” she said. “Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a guardian-redeemerb of our family.”

      References for Ruth 3:9

        • i 3:9 - The Hebrew word for "guardian-redeemer" is a legal term for one who has the obligation to redeem a relative in serious difficulty (see Lev. 25:25-55); also in verses 12 and 13.