Ruth 3:9

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 3:9  (King James Version)
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.

2:10-13 1 Samuel 25:41 ; Luke 14:11

spread therefore
Hebrew "spread thy wing;" the emblem of protection; and a metaphor taken from the young of fowls, which run under the wings of their mother from birds of prey. Even to the present day, when a Jew marries a woman, he throws the skirts of his {talith} over her, to signify that he has taken her under his
protection. Ezekiel 16:8

a near kinsman
or, one that has right to redeem.
12 ; 2:20