Ruth and Boaz at the threshing floor.
She answered, “I am Ruth your servant. Therefore spread the corner of your garment over your servant; for you are a near kinsman.”
She told her all that the man had done for her.
1. What does Naomi tell Ruth to do?
v 3 and 4 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 note the place where he is lying. Then you shall go in, uncover his feet, and lay down. Then he will tell you what to do.”
2. What does Ruth ask Boaz to do for her?
v 9 ... "I am Ruth your servant. Therefore spread the corner of your garment over your servant; for you are a near kinsman."
(She is asking Boaz to marry her.)
3. What does Boaz tell Ruth about him doing the duty of a kinsman?
v 12 and 13 Now it is true that I am a near kinsman. However, there is a kinsman nearer than I. Stay this night, and in the morning, if he will perform for you the part of a kinsman, good. Let him do the kinsman’s duty. But if he will not do the duty of a kinsman for you, then I will do the duty of a kinsman for you, ...
- v 1 to 5 Naomi tells Ruth to go to the threshing floor and lie down at Boaz's feet. He will then tell her about acting as a near kinsman or near relative
- v 6 to 13 Boaz agrees to act as a kinsman (redeemer) but points out that there is a closer relative who must be asked first
- v 14 to 18 In the morning Boaz sends a gift of barley to Naomi, who tells Ruth to wait and see what will happen