Ruth was a poor woman, and poverty often obscures the lustre of virtue; yet Ruth’s virtues, even in a mean condition, were generally taken notice of and could not be hid; nay, her virtues took away the reproach of her poverty. She listened to instructions (Ru 3:1-4), obeyed (Ru 3:5-9), believed what her redeemer said (Ru 3:10-14), received his gifts (Ru 3:15-17 ), and waited in patience for him to do the rest (Ru 3:18). "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Then he said, “Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! Ruth 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. The directions given to Ruth by Naomi. What did Naomi want to do for Ruth and how was this to be accomplished? Verses 1-5 And Naomi her mother-in-law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? Ruth 3:10 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. The book of Ruth is short, so you should read it. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ruth-3.html. Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. & 34. That you did for your mother-in-law. First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". . I will do for you all you ask. thou hast done well thy latter kindness above the former. Behold, he winnoweth barley to-night in the threshing-floor. Her former act of piety was her devotion to the memory of her deceased husband and to her mother in law, and her forsaking of father and mother and native land to become a proselyte to the Hebrew faith. They were known as idolatress nation. One is that she has a … In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 3:10-18. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Boaz was an elderly man, and it seems appropriate that, addressing Ruth, the young widow of his kinsman, he should use language of benediction: "Blessed be thou of the Lord, my daughter!" Continued widowhood was regarded by the Jews as an indication of more than ordinary piety. More kindness in the latter end than in the beginning — Both to thy deceased husband, the continuance of whose name and memory thou seekest, and to thy mother-in-law, whose commands thou hast punctually obeyed. Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! Kirsten Nielsen’s comments on the book of Ruth paint a rich and subtle portrait of its characters, carefully tracing the many connections between this story and other biblical passages, such as the stories of Judah and Tamar. And she said to her, 'All that you say I will do.' I will do for you all you ask. What problem had to be first worked out before Boaz was free to act as the near kinsman? 9 And he said, Who art thou? But there was sweet providence as well. ... 20 Romans 3:10. Go to. 16:8) 12. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Show content in: English Both Hebrew. The former kindness which Ruth had shown to the family of Boaz was in her love and fidelity to her husband, and her affectionate regard to her mother-in-law. 1685. for thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning; that is, to her husband's family; she had shown much love to her husband living and dying, and to her mother-in-law, in leaving her country and kindred to come with her into a strange country, and in labour to support her, as she had done, all which was great kindness; to which the Targum adds, her being proselyted; but the kindness she now showed exceeded all the former, in that she was desirous, according to the law of God, to build up her husband's family, to marry the next near kinsman, even though an old man, to raise up seed to the name and memory of her husband: inasmuch as thou followedst not the young men, whether poor or rich; the phrase of following young men is not to be understood of committing fornication with them, as the Targum explains it, but of marriage to them: she shunned their company and conversation, and did not put herself in the way of being caressed and addressed by them, and refused everything of that sort; and did not choose to follow any young man, rich or poor, as a bride follows her husband when married to him. Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! Show content in: English Both Hebrew. 12 When you abandoned your home and fortune to stay with your mother-in-law. See above. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". And the chapter closes again with Naomi full of confidence in the power and goodness of God. Robert L. Hubbard Jr., New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT), Eerdmans, 1988, 331 pp. He was a wealthy, prominent man from the clan of Elimelech. 1 And Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it be good for you? This volume is a powerful addition to … "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". 10. Ruth 3:9 And he said, Who art thou? Ruth boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. “Kindness”: Ruth’s loyalty to Naomi, the Lord, and even Boaz is commended by Boaz. Chapter 3. BibliographyWesley, John. (1) A sojourn in Moab. (3:12) 14. 10. Ruth followed not the law of lust, but the rules of reason and religion: this she is praised for. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich. 'This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor." Thou followedst not young men, to seek thy marriage either here, or in thy own country, as thou wouldst have done if thou hadst not preferred obedience to God’s command, before the pleasing of thyself. 16:8) 12. What was it about Ruth that so impressed Boaz? Ruth 3:10. The former kindness which Ruth had shown to the family of Boaz was in her love and fidelity to her husband, and her affectionate regard to her mother-in-law. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. Ruth 3:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ruth 3:10, NIV: "The LORD bless you, my daughter,' he replied. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/ruth-3.html. I will do for you all you ask. Consequently Hiller (in his Arcanum Keri et Ctibh, p. 163) conjectures that they used it to point out a various reading, viz., that לנּי should be the reading here. More kindness in the latter end — חסד, kindness, is often used in the sense of piety, moral and religious goodness. The righteous are "as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day"; [Proverbs 4:18] when blazing stars go out in a snuff and infect the air; so apostates. 8 ¶ And it came to passe at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himselfe: and behold, a woman lay at his feete. Blessed be thou.] What was Ruth requesting of Boaz by what she did at the threshing floor? Some see the ‘love -- at the beginning’ as referring to the previous love shown to her former husband, a young man, and her mother-in-law, compare Ruth 2:11. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". (3:12) 14. 3. (1) A sojourn in Moab. In the latter end than at the beginning - It is not easy to find out what Boaz means. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Your latest kindness is even greater than your first, in that you didn't go after the young men, neither the rich ones nor the poor. What was it about Ruth that so impressed Boaz? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/ruth-3.html. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂית עִם חֲמוֹתֵךְ: [Your] earlier [kindness]. 1832. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. I read about an older (well, 69, which isn’t that much older than me) man in Europe, who tried to take a shortcut home by cutting across an estuary and finding himself up to his knees in mud. Ruth 3:10: 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. To understand our text, you must know the story. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. What problem had to be first worked out before Boaz was free to act as the near kinsman? "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". 1. The many blessings exchanged between Ruth, Boaz and Naomi (1:8; 2:12, 19, 20; 3:10) stabilizes the climax of the story with a firm foundation of goodwill, so that when Ruth is sifted like grain on the threshing floor, the matter has already been decided through prayer (Luke 22:31-32). This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth, and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman. Ver. Rut - Ruth - Chapter 3 « Previous Chapter 2. {as Luke 1:28}, My daughter.] Ruth 3:10-18, “10 He said, 'May ADONAI bless you, my daughter. Ruth 3:10. Gleaning the best from recent research on Ruth, Hubbard gives Ruth's rich literary, grammatical, and theological dimensions a careful, rigorous treatment. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ruth-3.html. When you are at the feet of your Redeemer, you have nothing to fear. Ruth 3:10 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.. Ver. Thus he blesses her in the Name of YHWH, for showing him even more kindness than she had before when she had gleaned in his fields and had spoken so graciously to him. Ruth 1 – Ruth’s Journey A. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Ruth 3:10. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/ruth-3.html. More kindness in the latter end than in the beginning — Both to thy deceased husband, the continuance of whose name and memory thou seekest, and to thy mother-in-law, whose commands thou hast punctually obeyed. Kindness {Forerunner Commentary} Kindness {Nave's Topical Bible} Lord {Forerunner Commentary} Lord {Nave's Topical Bible} Poor {Forerunner Commentary} Poor {Nave's Topical Bible} Blessed {Forerunner Commentary} Other topical entries containing Ruth 3:10: Widows {Torrey's Topical Textbook} Chastity {Torrey's Topical Textbook} His own feelings had already been attuned to due honour and respect for Ruth; he is prepared not only to discharge the duty of next of kin, but to do it in no perfunctory spirit, but with a sincere loyal affection. 1765. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. . But this is hardly correct.). .—Literally, thou hast done well thy latter kindness above the former. 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. 1865-1868. (1-5) Boaz acknowledges the duty of a kinsman. Ruth 3:10. The book of Ruth is a story. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/ruth-3.html. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. (10-11) Boaz’s response. According to the smaller Masora, it was only found among the eastern (i.e., Palestinian) Jews. More suitable to thy age, as being more vigorous and personable. Notes: 1 Note that both Ruth and Boaz are referred to as people of integrity. מִן הָרִאשׁוֹן. Thou hast shewed . Background: Elimelech and his sons. Benediction. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Naomi's Strategy . (14-18) Commentary on Ruth 3:1-5 (Read Ruth 3:1-5) The married state should be a rest, as much as any thing upon earth can be so, as it ought to fix the affections and form a connexion for life. Ezek. Used by Permission. 3:10 And he said, Blessed [be] thou of the LORD, my daughter: [for] thou hast d shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Ruth 3:10: 1 Peter 1:17-19 Ruth 3:9 : Ruth 3:11 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. 7 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. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ruth-3.html. 17 She said, “He gave me these six measures of barley, for he said to me, ‘Don’t go away empty-handed to your mother-in-law.’” 18 “Sit tight, my daughter,” Naomi replied, “until you know how it turns out. Boaz is introduced in the narrative as an esh gibor hayil (a powerful man of integrity) in 2:1, and he pronounces the community’s opinion of Ruth as an eshat hayil (a woman of integrity, a worthy woman) in 3:11. Perhaps חסד chesed, which we translate kindness, means piety; as if he had said: Thou hast given great proof of thy piety in this latter instance, when thou hast avoided the young, and those of thy own age, to associate thyself with an elderly man, merely for the purpose of having the Divine injunction fulfilled, viz., that the brother, or next akin, might take the wife of the deceased, and raise a family to him who had died childless, that his name might not become extinct in Israel: this latter act is a greater proof of thy piety and sincerity than any thing that could be inferred from thy becoming a proselyte. Thou hast shewed more kindness … - Literally, “Thou hast made thy last kindness better than the first.” Her last kindness was her willingness to accept Boaz for her husband, advanced in years as he was. (Haydock) --- The affection which Ruth had all along displayed towards her husband, deserved applause. King James Version (KJV) ... Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary. For thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end.] 1599-1645. And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman. Ruth 3:10 And he said, Blessed be you of the LORD, my daughter: for you have showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as you followed not young men, whether poor or rich. 1 And Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it be good for you? Thyatira’s works were better at last than at first. Next » Chapter 4. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. (d) You showed yourself repeatedly to be more virtuous. (3:6-9; cp. Whether poor or rich - So it appears from this that it was not to mend her condition in life that Ruth endeavored to get Boaz for her husband, for she might have had a rich young man, but she preferred the building up the house of her deceased husband. .—Literally, thou hast done well thy latter kindness above the former. (10-11) Boaz’s response. 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. 9 And he said, Who art thou? Ruth 3:10. Ruth 3:10-11 New International Version (NIV). Thou hast shewed . "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". 2. he winnoweth barley to-night in the threshing-floor--The winnowing process is performed by throwing up the grain, after being trodden down, against the wind with a shovel.The threshing-floor, which was commonly on the harvest-field, was carefully leveled with … Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. 10 “The Lord bless you, my daughter,” he replied. (Challoner) Salien supposes about seventy years old. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/ruth-3.html. 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Ruth 3:10. She instructs Ruth, “Now wash and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing … Continue reading "Commentary on Ruth 3:1-18" Ruth 3:9 And he said, Who art thou? (3:10-11) 13. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/ruth-3.html. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. There is more than can and needs to be said (see the tab “Ruth” above for various, related articles) and I will be returning to and expanding this commentary. 3. He for one clearly believed that she would have had good marriage prospects. Ruth 3:10 Context. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". (3:1-5) 11. (Rth 3:10-11) Boaz's response. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. RUTH PROPOSES MARRIAGE TO BOAZ. 1905. 2 One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields so I can gather grain behind whoever permits me to do so.” Naomi replied, “You may go, my daughter.” 3 So Ruth went and gathered grain in the fields behind the harvesters. Shewed kindness — Both to thy deceased husband, the continuance of whose name and memory thou seekest; and to thy mother-in-law, whose commands thou hast punctually obeyed. Joseph Benson's Commentary. A blessing comes appropriately from a senior; a father blesses his son, a venerable patriarch his youthful colleague. Now Boaz mentions this as an instance of her virtue, and of her great respect to her husband's family, that a woman of such amiable qualities, virtuous, young, and beautiful, who doubtless might have been married to a young man in her own country, or in Israel, but chose to marry the nearest of kin in her husband's family, to perpetuate his name and memory; the Jews sayF20Midrash Ruth, fol. Moab was a group of people whose ancestry came from one of Lot’s daughters who had children by their father after getting him drunk. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Preaching Series on Ruth (Week 3 of 4) Week 3: August 5, 2018 Preaching text: Ruth 3:1-18; accompanying text: Matthew 7:7-8 Ruth 3: Daring to Act Sometime later, Naomi takes matters into her own hands. Clarke's Ruth 3:10 Bible Commentary In the latter end than at the beginning - It is not easy to find out what Boaz means. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. (Worthington). Ruth 1 – Ruth’s Journey A. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/ruth-3.html. He undoubtedly saw her being willing to marry him as a great kindness. I will, however, give a brief BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. What was Ruth requesting of Boaz by what she did at the threshing floor? (Rth 3:10-11) Boaz's response. When you are at the feet of your Redeemer, you have nothing to fear. In short, it refers to acts of devotion and lovingkindness that go beyond the requirements of duty. Ruth 3:10 "And he said, Blessed [be] thou of the LORD, my daughter: [for] thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich." For this would have injured the reputation not only of Ruth, but also of Boaz himself. 1857. Ruth was to lie till morning, because she could not easily return to the city in the dark at midnight; but, as is shown in Ruth 3:14, she did not stay till actual daybreak, but "before one could know another, she rose up, and he said (i.e., as Boaz had said), It must not be known that the woman came to the threshing-floor." In short, it refers to acts of devotion and lovingkindness that go beyond the requirements of duty. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. 8 And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". 1801-1803. 21 Romans 3:11. (3:10-11) 13. (10) Blessed be thou of the Lord.—This answer of Boaz’s is in itself a sufficient proof of the view he took of her conduct, and of the integrity of his own. Chapter 3. What did Naomi want to do for Ruth and how was this to be accomplished? "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". My audio commentary on the book of Ruth - Ruth 3:10 - 18, 8 minutes long. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". 2. Inasmuch as thou followedst not young men.] ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/ruth-3.html. Or, "Blessed art thou of the Lord." by. ... 20 Romans 3:10. Ruth 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. Old T estament Mini-Exegetical Commentary of Ruth . 3. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". And all the while a kinsman named Boaz was preserved as a husband for Ruth to raise up an heir for the family name and property. This may be what Naomi had in mind, but I am convinced that it is not what Ruth did. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Ruth 3:10 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. 10. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". I also read about a … "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". The humble shall have "riches, and honour, and life." The Targum on Ruth 3:15 supposes that to Ruth, the distant ancestress of the Saviour, was vouchsafed the knowledge, as in its fulness to the Virgin hereafter, of the birth of the Messiah through her. 'This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor." Chapter 1 hit us with the bitter providence of God in the life of Naomi as she left her land, and lost her husband, her sons, and one of her daughters-in-law. [Proverbs 22:4]. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ruth-3.html. Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. Two things stand out in Naomi's strategy in verses 1–5. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 21 Romans 3:11. 1870. We note, too, that this blessing follows immediately on the avowal of her name. Ruth 3:10-13 New International Version - UK (NIVUK). Ruth is a good example for us to follow when we have needs to be met. Ruth 3:10 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. (d) You showed yourself repeatedly to be more virtuous. 1874-1909. Her latter piety was shown, as Boaz proceeds to state, in her not following after young men to seek to win a youthful husband; but, in strict observance of the laws and customs of the Hebrew people, by coming and claiming him as her kinsman. She listened to instructions (Ru 3:1-4), obeyed (Ru 3:5-9), believed what her redeemer said (Ru 3:10-14), received his gifts (Ru 3:15-17 ), and waited in patience for him to do the rest (Ru 3:18). "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Ruth was getting good advise from her … And he said, Blessed be thou of Yahveh, my daughter; thou hast made thy latter kindness better than the former, in not going after any young man, whether poor or rich. Ruth 3:1-13.BY NAOMI'S INSTRUCTIONS, RUTH LIES AT BOAZ'S FEET, WHO ACKNOWLEDGES THE DUTY OF A KINSMAN. (6-13) Ruth's return to her mother-in-law. 8 And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. We see it in Naomi in 3:1–5, in Ruth in 3:6–9, and in Boaz in 3:10–15. Story of Ruth. Ruth 3:10 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. This is a short commentary on the Book of Ruth that I wrote as part of my preparation for my recent book on the Targum of Ruth. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, And he said, blessed be thou of the Lord, my daughter, for thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not the young men, whether poor or rich. Instead of calling her an immodest woman for laying herself down at his feet, and a bold impudent woman, she being poor, to ask marriage of him; and instead of being angry with her, and chiding and reproving her for disturbing and frightening him in the night, he blesses her, and pray's to God to bless her, and prosper her in what she had engaged, and in a kind and loving manner calls her his daughter: for thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning; that is, to her husband's family; she had shown much love to her husband living and dying, and to her mother-in-law, in leaving her country and kindred to come with her into a strange country, and in labour to support her, as she had done, all which was great kindness; to which the Targum adds, her being proselyted; but the kindness she now showed exceeded all the former, in that she was desirous, according to the law of God, to build up her husband's family, to marry the next near kinsman, even though an old man, to raise up seed to the name and memory of her husband: inasmuch as thou followedst not the young men, whether poor or rich; the phrase of following young men is not to be understood of committing fornication with them, as the Targum explains it, but of marriage to them: she shunned their company and conversation, and did not put herself in the way of being caressed and addressed by them, and refused everything of that sort; and did not choose to follow any young man, rich or poor, as a bride follows her husband when married to him. 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