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Ruth 3

NIRV 1 One day Ruth's mother-in-law Naomi spoke to her. She said, "My daughter, shouldn't I try to find a secure place for you? Shouldn't you have peace and rest? Shouldn't I find a home where things will go well with you? NIV 1 One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must find a home for you, where you will be well provided for. NIRV 2 You have been with the female servants of Boaz. He's a relative of ours. Tonight he'll be separating the straw from his barley on the threshing floor. NIV 2 Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor. NIRV 3 "So wash yourself. Put on some perfume. And put on your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor. But don't let Boaz know you are there. Wait until he has finished eating and drinking. NIV 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. NIRV 4 Notice where he lies down. Then go over and uncover his feet. Lie down there. He'll tell you what to do." NIV 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.” NIRV 5 "I'll do everything you say," Ruth answered. NIV 5 “I will do whatever you say,” Ruth answered. NIRV 6 So she went down to the threshing floor. She did everything her mother-in-law had told her to do. NIV 6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did everything her mother-in-law told her to do. NIRV 7 When Boaz had finished eating and drinking, he was in a good mood. He went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile. Then Ruth approached quietly. She uncovered his feet and lay down there. NIV 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. NIRV 8 In the middle of the night, something surprised Boaz and woke him up. He turned and found a woman lying there at his feet. NIV 8 In the middle of the night something startled the man; he turned—and there was a woman lying at his feet! NIRV 9 "Who are you?" he asked. "I'm Ruth," she said. "You are my family protector. So take good care of me by making me your wife." NIV 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-redeemer of our family.” NIRV 10 "Dear woman, may the LORD bless you," he replied. "You are showing even more kindness now than you did earlier. You didn't run after the younger men, whether they were rich or poor. NIV 10 “The LORD bless you, my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. NIRV 11 Dear woman, don't be afraid. I'll do for you everything you ask. All of the people of my town know that you are a noble woman. NIV 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. NIRV 12 "It's true that I'm a relative of yours. But there's a family protector who is more closely related to you than I am. NIV 12 Although it is true that I am a guardian-redeemer of our family, there is another who is more closely related than I. NIRV 13 So stay here for the night. In the morning if he wants to help you, good. Let him help you. But if he doesn't want to, then I'll do it. You can be sure that the LORD lives. And you can be just as sure that I'll help you. Lie down here until morning." NIV 13 Stay here for the night, and in the morning if he wants to do his duty as your guardian-redeemer, good; let him redeem you. But if he is not willing, as surely as the LORD lives I will do it. Lie here until morning.” NIRV 14 So she stayed at his feet until morning. But she got up before anyone could be recognized. Boaz thought, "No one must know that a woman came to the threshing floor." NIV 14 So she lay at his feet until morning, but got up before anyone could be recognized; and he said, “No one must know that a woman came to the threshing floor.” NIRV 15 He said to Ruth, "Bring me the coat you have around you. Hold it out." So she did. He poured more than fifty pounds of barley into it and helped her pick it up. Then he went back to town. NIV 15 He also said, “Bring me the shawl you are wearing and hold it out.” When she did so, he poured into it six measures of barley and placed the bundle on her. Then he went back to town. NIRV 16 Ruth came to her mother-in-law. Naomi asked, "How did it go, my daughter?" Then Ruth told her everything Boaz had done for her. NIV 16 When Ruth came to her mother-in-law, Naomi asked, “How did it go, my daughter?” Then she told her everything Boaz had done for her NIRV 17 She said, "He gave me all of this barley. He said, 'Don't go back to your mother-in-law with your hands empty.' " NIV 17 and added, “He gave me these six measures of barley, saying, ‘Don’t go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed.’ ” NIRV 18 Naomi said, "My daughter, sit down until you find out what happens. The man won't rest until he settles the whole matter today." NIV 18 Then Naomi said, “Wait, my daughter, until you find out what happens. For the man will not rest until the matter is settled today.”

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