Ruth 3:18

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.”

Read Ruth 3:18 Using Other Translations

Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.
She replied, "Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest but will settle the matter today."
Then Naomi said to her, “Just be patient, my daughter, until we hear what happens. The man won’t rest until he has settled things today.”

What does Ruth 3:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ruth 3:18

Then, said she, sit still, my daughter
Keep at home, say nothing of this affair to any person, be easy about it, take no other steps in it, wait the issue of it:

until thou know how the matter will fall;
not that she thought it was a chance matter, a fortuitous and contingent event with respect to God; for all decrees come from heaven, as Aben Ezra on the text says, and particularly marriages are decreed in heaven, and come about according to such decrees; so the Targum,

``sit, my daughter, with me, in the house, until the time thou shall know how it is decreed from heaven:''

for the man will not be at rest until he have finished the thing this
which she concluded, partly from his known integrity and faithfulness, diligence and industry, and partly from his affection to Ruth, and her interest in it; for she perceived, she had got his heart, both by what he had said to her, and by the present he had sent by her, and she was satisfied he would not be easy until he knew whether he should have her or not.
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