| Ruth 3 - Versions
| Ruth 3 Text (WEB)
- Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?
- Now isn't Boaz our kinsman, with whose maidens you were? Behold, he winnows barley tonight in the threshing floor.
- Therefore wash yourself, anoint yourself, get dressed, and go down to the threshing floor, but don't make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.
- It shall be, when he lies down, that you shall mark the place where he shall lie, and you shall go in, and uncover his feet, and lay down; then he will tell you what you shall do."
- She said to her, "All that you say I will do."
- She went down to the threshing floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law told her.
- When Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. She came softly, uncovered his feet, and laid her down.
- It happened at midnight, that the man was startled and turned himself; and behold, a woman lay at his feet.
- He said, "Who are you?" She answered, "I am Ruth your handmaid. Therefore spread your skirt over your handmaid; for you are a near kinsman."
- He said, "Blessed are you by Yahweh, my daughter. You have shown more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as you didn't follow young men, whether poor or rich.
- Now, my daughter, don't be afraid; I will do to you all that you say; for all the city of my people does know that you are a worthy woman.
- Now it is true that I am a near kinsman; however there is a kinsman nearer than I.
- Stay this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform for you the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part. But if he will not do the part of a kinsman for you, then will I do the part of a kinsman for you, as Yahweh lives. Lie down until the morning."
- She lay at his feet until the morning. She rose up before one could discern another. For he said, "Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor."
- He said, "Bring the mantle that is on you, and hold it." She held it; and he measured six [measures] of barley, and laid it on her; and he went into the city.
- When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, "How did it go, my daughter?" She told her all that the man had done to her.
- She said, "He gave me these six [measures] of barley; for he said, 'Don't go empty to your mother-in-law.'"
- Then she said, "Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will fall; for the man will not rest, until he has finished the thing this day."
| Ruth 3 Text (Hebrew)
- ותאמר לה נעמי חמותה בתי הלא אבקש־לך מנוח אשר ייטב־לך׃
- ועתה הלא בעז מדעתנו אשר היית את־נערותיו הנה־הוא זרה את־גרן השערים הלילה׃
- ורחצת וסכת ושמת עליך הגרן אל־תודעי לאיש עד כלתו לאכל ולשתות׃
- ויהי בשכבו וידעת את־המקום אשר ישכב־שם ובאת וגלית מרגלתיו והוא יגיד לך את אשר תעשין׃
- ותאמר אליה כל אשר־תאמרי אעשה׃
- ותרד הגרן ותעש ככל אשר־צותה חמותה׃
- ויאכל בעז וישת וייטב לבו ויבא לשכב בקצה הערמה ותבא בלט ותגל מרגלתיו ותשכב׃
- ויהי בחצי הלילה ויחרד האיש וילפת והנה אשה שכבת מרגלתיו׃
- ויאמר מי־את ותאמר אנכי רות אמתך ופרשת כנפך על־אמתך כי גאל אתה׃
- ויאמר ברוכה את ליהוה בתי היטבת חסדך האחרון מן־הראשון לבלתי־לכת אחרי הבחורים אם־דל ואם־עשיר׃
- ועתה בתי אל־תיראי כל אשר־תאמרי אעשה־לך כי יודע כל־שער עמי כי אשת חיל את׃
- ועתה כי אמנם כי גאל אנכי וגם יש גאל קרוב ממני׃
- ליני הלילה והיה בבקר אם־יגאלך טוב יגאל ואם־לא יחפץ לגאלך וגאלתיך אנכי חי־יהוה שכבי עד־הבקר׃
- ותשכב עד־הבקר ותקם יכיר איש את־רעהו ויאמר אל־יודע כי־באה האשה הגרן׃
- ויאמר הבי המטפחת אשר־עליך ואחזי־בה ותאחז בה וימד שש־שערים וישת עליה ויבא העיר׃
- ותבוא אל־חמותה ותאמר מי־את בתי ותגד־לה את כל־אשר עשה־לה האיש׃
- ותאמר שש־השערים האלה נתן לי כי אמר אל־תבואי ריקם אל־חמותך׃
- ותאמר שבי בתי עד אשר תדעין איך יפל דבר כי לא ישקט האיש כי־אם־כלה הדבר היום׃
| Ruth 3 Text (Latin)
- Postquam autem reversa est ad socrum suam, audivit ab ea : Filia mea, quæram tibi requiem, et providebo ut bene sit tibi.
- Booz iste, cujus puellis in agro juncta es, propinquus noster est, et hac nocte aream hordei ventilat.
- Lavare igitur, et undere, et induere cultioribus vestimentis, et descende in aream : non te videat homo, donec esum potumque finierit.
- Quando autem ierit ad dormiendum, nota locum in quo dormiat : veniesque et discooperies pallium, quo operitur a parte pedum, et projicies te, et ibi jacebis : ipse autem dicet quid agere debeas.
- Quæ respondit : Quidquid præceperis, faciam.
- Descenditque in aream, et fecit omnia quæ sibi imperaverat socrus.
- Cumque comedisset Booz, et bibisset, et factus esset hilarior, issetque ad dormiendum juxta acervum manipulorum, venit abscondite, et discooperto pallio, a pedibus ejus se projecit.
- Et ecce, nocte jam media expavit homo, et conturbatus est : viditque mulierem jacentem ad pedes suos,
- et ait illi : Quæ es ? Illaque respondit : Ego sum Ruth ancilla tua : expande pallium tuum super famulam tuam, quia propinquus es.
- Et ille : Benedicta, inquit, es a Domino filia, et priorem misericordiam posteriore superasti : quia non est secuta juvenes, pauperes sive divites.
- Noli ergo metuere, sed quidquid dixeris mihi, faciam tibi. Scit enim omnis populus, qui habitat intra portas urbis meæ, mulierem te esse virtutis.
- Nec abnuo me propinquum, sed est alius me propinquior.
- Quiesce hac nocte : et facto mane, si te voluerit propinquitatis jure retinere, bene res acta est : sin autem ille noluerit, ego te absque ulla dubitatione suscipiam, vivit Dominus. Dormi usque mane.
- Dormivit itaque ad pedes ejus, usque ad noctis abscessum. Surrexit itaque antequam homines se cognoscerent mutuo, et dixit Booz : Cave ne quis noverit quod huc veneris.
- Et rursum : Expande, inquit, pallium tuum, quo operiris, et tene utraque manu. Qua extendente, et tenente, mensus est sex modios hordei, et posuit super eam. Quæ portans ingressa est civitatem,
- et venit ad socrum suam. Quæ dixit ei : Quid egisti, filia ? Narravitque ei omnia, quæ sibi fecisset homo.
- Et ait : Ecce sex modios hordei dedit mihi, et ait : Nolo vacuam te reverti ad socrum tuam.
- Dixitque Noëmi : Expecta, filia, donec videamus quem res exitum habeat : neque enim cessabit homo, nisi compleverit quod locutus est.
| Ruth 3 Text (KJV)
- Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?
- And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor.
- Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.
- And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do.
- And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do.
- And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her.
- And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down.
- And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet.
- 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.
- And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
- And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.
- And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.
- Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning.
- And she lay at his feet until the morning: and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor.
- 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.
- And when she came to her mother in law, she said, Who art thou, my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her.
- And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother in law.
- 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.