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Ruth 3:10 Context. This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". More kindness in the latter end — חסד, kindness, is often used in the sense of piety, moral and religious goodness. 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. Background: Elimelech and his sons. 10 This is assuming that the nearest kin declined his responsibility. (6-13) Ruth's return to her mother-in-law. And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt ouer thine handmaid, for thou art a neare kinseman. 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. (d) You showed yourself repeatedly to be more virtuous. Ruth boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. I will, however, give a brief 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. 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. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. Ruth is a young woman of Moab. Then he said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, my daughter. (3:10-11) 13. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". 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. BibliographyPett, Peter. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Go to. Next » Chapter 4. 9 And hee said, Who art thou? BibliographyBarnes, Albert. RUTH PROPOSES MARRIAGE TO BOAZ. NAOMI'S CLEVER PLAN FOR THE PROPOSAL. (Calmet) --- Much more did her present endeavours to comply with God’s law. Then he said, “Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! This may be what Naomi had in mind, but I am convinced that it is not what Ruth did. 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. 1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side of the family named Boaz. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/ruth-3.html. Your last act of kindness, i.e., your willingness to marry an older man to perpetuate your late husband’s name is … You have shown more kindness (love) in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as you did not follow young men, whether poor or rich.”. 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 3:10 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. 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. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". CHAPTER 3. We note, too, that this blessing follows immediately on the avowal of her name. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/ruth-3.html. But there was sweet providence as well. Story of Ruth. BibliographyClarke, Adam. She calleth herself his "handmaid," he calleth her his "daughter." "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Ruth was getting good advise from her … 10. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Boaz was now eighty years of age, and Ruth forty. Joseph Benson's Commentary. And now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maidens thou wast? 10. Used by Permission. 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. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Ruth 3:10-18, “10 He said, "May ADONAI bless you, my daughter. Boaz was moved that such a presentable young woman should be willing to become his wife. Notes: 1 Note that both Ruth and Boaz are referred to as people of integrity. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. Thyatira’s works were better at last than at first. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ruth-3.html. Next » Chapter 4. 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. Ruth 3:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ruth 3:10, NIV: "The LORD bless you, my daughter,' he replied. Old T estament Mini-Exegetical Commentary of Ruth . To understand our text, you must know the story. אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂית עִם חֲמוֹתֵךְ: [Your] earlier [kindness]. [Proverbs 22:4]. Such is the meaning here, and the passage should be read, Thou hast made thy latter act of piety better than the former. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. {as Luke 1:28}, My daughter.] “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. 10. I will do for you all you ask. thou hast done well thy latter kindness above the former. He undoubtedly saw her being willing to marry him as a great kindness. In short, it refers to acts of devotion and lovingkindness that go beyond the requirements of duty. (10-11) Boaz’s response. 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. 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. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. He said, Blessed be thou of the Lord— Nothing can be more honourable than the testimony which Boaz gives in this and the next verse to the character of Ruth; which, while it removes all suspicions from her reputation, at the same time proves that Boaz acted upon principle, and was a man of true discernment and real piety. 1859. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Ruth boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. Thou hast shewed . Background: Elimelech and his sons. What in one age or nation would be improper, is not always so in another age or another nation. See above. 1874-1909. . 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. For thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end. 2. Ruth 3:10-11 New International Version (NIV). Ruth 1 – Ruth’s Journey A. 1599-1645. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Ruth followed not the law of lust, but the rules of reason and religion: this she is praised for. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/ruth-3.html. 9 And he said, Who art thou? Ruth 3:10. 12 When you abandoned your home and fortune to stay with your mother-in-law. 1870. 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. What did Naomi want to do for Ruth and how was this to be accomplished? cutting corners), I decided to do a search on the Internet to see what kind of shortcuts I could find. In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 3:10-18. One is that she has a … I will do for you all you ask. & 34. BibliographyWesley, John. Ruth 3:10-18, “10 He said, 'May ADONAI bless you, my daughter. 2 1. According to the smaller Masora, it was only found among the eastern (i.e., Palestinian) Jews. by. 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! 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. 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ruth-3.html. And he said, Blessed be thou, &c.] He did not reproach her, for coming in that manner, and at that time of night, as a light housewife; nor harbour any evil suspicion of her, as unfit to make an honest man’s wife; but considering her former behavior, which was commendable, [Ruth 3:11] and her present kindness to the living and to the dead, he candidly interpreteth what she had done, and calling her "daughter," comforteth and commendeth her, as here. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. He for one clearly believed that she would have had good marriage prospects. (Rth 3:10-11) Boaz's response. 1832. John Trapp Complete Commentary. 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. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. 10. 21 Romans 3:11. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/ruth-3.html. Rut - Ruth - Chapter 3 « Previous Chapter 2. 16:8) 12. This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/ruth-3.html. Block: hesed (Ruth 1:8, 2:20, 3:10 - see in depth definition of hesed/chesed/heced) is a covenant term, wrapping up in itself all the positive attributes of God: love, covenant faithfulness, mercy, grace kindness, loyalty. Rut - Ruth - Chapter 3 « Previous Chapter 2. BibliographyGill, John. (3:6-9; cp. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". 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. 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). Ruth 3:9 And he said, Who art thou? by. Ruth boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. He was a wealthy, prominent man from the clan of Elimelech. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. They were known as idolatress nation. And the chapter closes again with Naomi full of confidence in the power and goodness of God. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first by not going after 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. 'This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor." ‘And he said, “Blessed be you of YHWH, my daughter. For thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end.] When you are at the feet of your Redeemer, you have nothing to fear. Ruth 3:10. Then there was a young man who took a shortcut when hiking in the mountains of Alaska and had to be rescued from a precarious position on the side of a mountain. Old T estament Mini-Exegetical Commentary of Ruth . .—Literally, thou hast done well thy latter kindness above the former. 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} https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/ruth-3.html. For this would have injured the reputation not only of Ruth, but also of Boaz himself. This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth, and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. 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). Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! Ruth 3:10. Ruth 1 – Ruth’s Journey A. Gleaning the best from recent research on Ruth, Hubbard gives Ruth's rich literary, grammatical, and theological dimensions a careful, rigorous treatment. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 16:8) 12. 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. And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman. Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. 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. 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. Blessed be thou.] Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. 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. Ruth 3:10 Context. 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." Biblical Commentary Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Understanding the context is critical to understanding this lectionary reading. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. "Commentary on 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" BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Thou hast showed more kindness; both to thy deceased husband, the continuance of whose name and memory thou preferrest before the satisfaction of thy own lust; and to thy mother-in-law, whose commands thou hast punctually obeyed, even with thy own hazard in so doubtful an enterprise. In short, it refers to acts of devotion and lovingkindness that go beyond the requirements of duty. 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. 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. Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. 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. Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. What was it about Ruth that so impressed Boaz? More kindness in the latter end than in the beginning —. (3:6-9; cp. Ruth 3 Commentary: When we open to the 3 rd chapter of the book of Ruth we’re coming into the middle of several story lines in the Bible. 3. 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." (Worthington). 1. Inasmuch as thou followedst not young men. 11 Other translations render this … I also read about a … We studied the first two chapters already. Ruth 3:4-5 'And it shall be when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies, and you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down; then he will tell you what you shall do.' 9 And he said, Who art thou? 1765. 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. I will do for you all you ask. But Boaz here commends her willingness to marry him, who was advanced in years, in order to raise up seed to her departed husband, as the greatest instance of love that she had given; inasmuch as she had not followed young men — Either among the Israelites, or in her own country, as he intimates she would have done if she had not preferred obedience to God’s command, before pleasing herself. 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? 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. What was Ruth requesting of Boaz by what she did at the threshing floor? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/ruth-3.html. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 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