"I will do whatever you say,"1 Ruth answered.
So she went down to the threshing floor2 and did everything her mother-in-law told her to do.
When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits,3 he went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile.4 Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet and lay down.
In the middle of the night something startled the man, and he turned and discovered a woman lying at his feet.
"Who are you?" he asked. "I am your servant Ruth," she said. "Spread the corner of your garment5 over me, since you are a kinsman-redeemer.6"
"The LORD bless you,7 my daughter," he replied. "This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier:8 You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor.
And now, my daughter, don't be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All my fellow townsmen know that you are a woman of noble character.9
Although it is true that I am near of kin, there is a kinsman-redeemer10 nearer than11 I.
Stay here for the night, and in the morning if he wants to redeem,12 good; let him redeem. But if he is not willing, as surely as the LORD lives13 I will do it.14 Lie here until morning."
So she lay at his feet until morning, but got up before anyone could be recognized; and he said, "Don't let it be known that a woman came to the threshing floor.15"16
He also said, "Bring me the shawl17 you are wearing and hold it out." When she did so, he poured into it six measures of barley and put it on her. Then he went back to town.