Ruth 3:9

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt ouer thine handmaid, for thou art a neare kinseman.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said, "Who are you? And she answered, "I am Ruth your maid. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thy handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thy handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Who are you? And she answering said, I am your servant Ruth: take your servant as wife, for you are a near relation.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth, thy handmaid: spread thy skirt over thy handmaid; for thou hast the right of redemption.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thy handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thy handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.
- Webster's Bible

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."
- World English Bible

And he saith, `Who [art] thou?' and she saith, `I [am] Ruth thy handmaid, and thou hast spread thy skirt over thy handmaid, for thou [art] a redeemer.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'Who art thou?' And she answered: 'I am Ruth thine handmaid; spread therefore thy skirt over thy handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 3:9


3:9 Spread thy Skirt - That is, take me to be thy wife, and perform the duty of an husband to me.


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