Ruth 3:15

Overview - Ruth 3
By Naomi's instruction.
Ruth lies at Boaz's feet.
Boaz acknowledges the right of a kinsman.
14 He sends her away with six measures of barley.
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Ruth 3:15  (King James Version)
Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city.

or sheet, or apron.
The word {mitpachath} has been variously rendered
The LXX. translate it [ ,] an apron, and Vulgate, {pallium,} a cloak. By the circumstances of the story, it must have been of a considerable size; and accordingly Dr. Shaw thinks it was no other than the {hyke,} the finer sort of which, such as are still worn by ladies and persons of distinction among the Arabs, he takes to answer to the [ ,] or robe, of the ancient Greeks.

he measured
Isaiah 32:8 ; Galatians 6:10

six measures
The quantity of this barley is uncertain. The Targum renders it, {shith sein,} "six {seahs."} A {seah} contained about two gallons and a half, six of which must have been a very heavy load for a woman, and so the Targumist thought, for he adds, "And she received strength from the Lord to carry it."