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.