We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more
Select Bible Use this Lookup to open a specific Bible and passage. Start here to select a Bible.
Make selected Bible the default for Lookup tool.
Book: Ch.V. Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
:
OR
  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result

The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Chapter 3

Previous
Jump to: Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
Next

Ruth Again Presents Herself. When she was back with her mother‐in‐law, 1Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must seek a home for you that will please you. 2 g Ru 1 . Now is not Boaz, with whose servants you were, a relative of ours? This evening he will be winnowing barley at the threshing floor. 3So bathe and anoint yourself; then put on your best attire and go down to the threshing floor. Do not make yourself known to the man before he has finished eating and drinking. 4But when he lies down, take note of the place where he does so. Then go, uncover a place at his feet,* and lie down. He will tell you what to do.” 5“I will do whatever you advise,” Ruth replied. 6So she went down to the threshing floor and did just as her mother‐in‐law had instructed her.

7Boaz ate and drank to his heart's content. Then when he went and lay down at the edge of the sheaves, she stole up, uncovered a place at his feet, and lay down. 8In the middle of the night, however, the man gave a start and turned around to find a woman lying at his feet. 9He asked, “Who are you?” And she replied, “I am your servant Ruth. Spread the corner of your cloak over me,* for you are my next of kin.” 10He said, “May the LORD bless you, my daughter! You have been even more loyal now than before in not going after the young men, whether poor or rich. h Dt 25, 5 . 11So be assured, daughter, I will do for you whatever you say; all my townspeople know you for a worthy woman. 12 i Ru 4, 1 . Now, though indeed I am closely related to you, you have another relative still closer.* 13Stay as you are for tonight, and tomorrow, if he wishes to claim you, good! let him do so. But if he does not wish to claim you, as the LORD lives, I will claim you myself. Lie there until morning.” j Ru 4, 5; Dt 25, 5 . 14So she lay at his feet until morning, but rose before men could recognize one another. Boaz said, “Let it not be known that this woman came to the threshing floor.” 15Then he said to her, “Take off your cloak and hold it out.” When she did so, he poured out six measures of barley, helped her lift the bundle, k Ru 2, 17 . and left for the city.

16Ruth went home to her mother‐in‐law, who asked, “How have you fared, my daughter?” So she told her all the man had done for her, 17and concluded, “He gave me these six measures of barley because he did not wish me to come back to my mother‐in‐law empty‐handed!” 18Naomi then said,“Wait here, my daughter, until you learn what happens, for the man will not rest, but will settle the matter today.”

Notes:

g: Ru 1 .

h: Dt 25, 5 .

i: Ru 4, 1 .

j: Ru 4, 5; Dt 25, 5 .

k: Ru 2, 17 .

  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result
Oxford University Press

© 2020. All Rights Reserved. Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy | Legal Notice