BibliographyGill, John. We note, too, that this blessing follows immediately on the avowal of her name. What did Naomi want to do for Ruth and how was this to be accomplished? 2013. 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 1599 Geneva Study Bible". "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich. Ruth is a young woman of Moab. Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt ouer thine handmaid, for thou art a neare kinseman. 11 And now, my daughter, don't be afraid. So Ruth told her everything the man had done for her. John Trapp Complete Commentary. My audio commentary on the book of Ruth - Ruth 3:10 - 18, 8 minutes long. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 16:8) 12. 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. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. I will do for you all you ask. Or, "Blessed art thou of the Lord." 10 “The Lord bless you, my daughter,” he replied. Such is the meaning here, and the passage should be read, Thou hast made thy latter act of piety better than the former. 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). 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. Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! Naomi's Strategy . BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 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. Benediction. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Old T estament Mini-Exegetical Commentary of Ruth . More kindness in the latter end than in the beginning —. Ruth 3:9 And he said, Who art thou? 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} Ruth 3:9 : Ruth 3:11 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment RUTH PROPOSES MARRIAGE TO BOAZ. 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. For thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end. Used by Permission. And she said to her, 'All that you say I will do.' "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Ruth 3:10 Context. 10 This is assuming that the nearest kin declined his responsibility. In short, it refers to acts of devotion and lovingkindness that go beyond the requirements of duty. Ruth 3:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ruth 3:10, NIV: "The LORD bless you, my daughter,' he replied. Go to. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. (10-11) Boaz’s response. In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 3:10-18. Continued widowhood was regarded by the Jews as an indication of more than ordinary piety. He for one clearly believed that she would have had good marriage prospects. I will do for you all you ask. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. (1) A sojourn in Moab. 1865-1868. 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. 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. (3:1-5) 11. 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. Ruth is a good example for us to follow when we have needs to be met. 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. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Ruth 3:10. 1857. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". 1801-1803. I will, however, give a brief More suitable to thy age, as being more vigorous and personable. The book of Ruth is short, so you should read it. Story of Ruth. (3:12) 14. Ruth 3:9 And he said, Who art thou? BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. It is apparent that he had to some extent fallen in love with her, for he felt only able to express his gratitude that she should have chosen him rather than a younger man, ‘whether rich or poor’. What problem had to be first worked out before Boaz was free to act as the near kinsman? Ruth 3:10-11 New International Version (NIV). BibliographyBenson, Joseph. Chapter 3. We will be utilizing the Complete Jewish Bible translation unless otherwise noted. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/ruth-3.html. Ruth followed not the law of lust, but the rules of reason and religion: this she is praised for. Followedst not — To seek thy marriage here, or in thy own country, as thou wouldst have done if thou hadst not preferred obedience to God's command, before pleasing thyself. Ruth 3:1-13.BY NAOMI'S INSTRUCTIONS, RUTH LIES AT BOAZ'S FEET, WHO ACKNOWLEDGES THE DUTY OF A KINSMAN. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Ruth 3:10. Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. 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? I will do for you all you ask. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. A blessing comes appropriately from a senior; a father blesses his son, a venerable patriarch his youthful colleague. מִן הָרִאשׁוֹן. 21 Romans 3:11. 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. Ruth 3:10. It is also one of only two books named after a Gentile, Luke being the other. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/ruth-3.html. This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. 10 ‘The Lord bless you, my daughter,’ he replied. 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. 11 Other translations render this … 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!" 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. by. (Calmet) --- Much more did her present endeavours to comply with God’s law. 3. {as Luke 1:28}, My daughter.] . (Worthington). We studied the first two chapters already. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 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. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/ruth-3.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/ruth-3.html. In the latter end than at the beginning - It is not easy to find out what Boaz means. 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. ‘And he said, “Blessed be you of YHWH, my daughter. 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. (1) A sojourn in Moab. 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. (10-11) Boaz’s response. Then he said, “Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth, and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. 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. 2 1. Then he said, “Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! 1599-1645. It augured well for the future. Ruth 3:10-18 New International Version (NIV). 4. They were known as idolatress nation. 8 ¶ And it came to passe at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himselfe: and behold, a woman lay at his feete. 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} 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. That you did for your mother-in-law. Inasmuch as thou followedst not young men. King James Version (KJV) ... Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary. First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. What was it about Ruth that so impressed Boaz? cutting corners), I decided to do a search on the Internet to see what kind of shortcuts I could find. She consistently took the moral high ground, as Boaz bears witness in 3:10-11. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". . “Kindness”: Ruth’s loyalty to Naomi, the Lord, and even Boaz is commended by Boaz. Notes: 1 Note that both Ruth and Boaz are referred to as people of integrity. 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. See above. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ruth-3.html. (3:10-11) 13. 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. 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. 12 When you abandoned your home and fortune to stay with your mother-in-law. But there was sweet providence as well. BibliographyClarke, Adam. 1. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Blessed be thou.] “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. 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. 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. What problem had to be first worked out before Boaz was free to act as the near kinsman? "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". (3:6-9; cp. Ruth 3:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ruth 3:10, NIV: "The LORD bless you, my daughter,' he replied. In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 3:10-18. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Ruth 3:10 Context. 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. 1871-8. One is that she has a … 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. 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. 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. When you are at the feet of your Redeemer, you have nothing to fear. Thyatira’s works were better at last than at first. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Your last act of kindness, i.e., your willingness to marry an older man to perpetuate your late husband’s name is … Behold, he winnoweth barley to-night in the threshing-floor. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. . He was a wealthy, prominent man from the clan of Elimelech. 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. Biblical Commentary Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Understanding the context is critical to understanding this lectionary reading. (Challoner) Salien supposes about seventy years old. 1685. 10 “The Lord bless you, my daughter,” he replied. 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. (3:12) 14. 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. (3:10-11) 13. 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." Next » Chapter 4. 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. Origen compares Ruth to the Gentile Church, the engrafted wild olive. .—Literally, thou hast done well thy latter kindness above the former. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Notes: 1 Note that both Ruth and Boaz are referred to as people of integrity. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/ruth-3.html. And the chapter closes again with Naomi full of confidence in the power and goodness of God. 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. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Robert L. Hubbard Jr., New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT), Eerdmans, 1988, 331 pp. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Thy latter kindness; viz., to thy husband deceased, in seeking to keep up his name and family, by marrying his relation according to the law, and not following after young men: for Booz, it seems, was then in years. Rut - Ruth - Chapter 3 « Previous Chapter 2. (d) You showed yourself repeatedly to be more virtuous. 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. Rut - Ruth - Chapter 3 « Previous Chapter 2. 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." 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. by. Boaz was now eighty years of age, and Ruth forty. ... 20 Romans 3:10. (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. (d) You showed yourself repeatedly to be more virtuous. BibliographyTrapp, John. We see it in Naomi in 3:1–5, in Ruth in 3:6–9, and in Boaz in 3:10–15. What was Ruth requesting of Boaz by what she did at the threshing floor? 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. Ruth 3:10. 21 Romans 3:11. ... 20 Romans 3:10. Ruth boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. 22 Romans 3:12. 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. (3:1-5) 11. For thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end.] https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/ruth-3.html. Introduction 1.1 Historical Background The book of Ruth is one of two books named after women. 16:8) 12. This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth, and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/ruth-3.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/ruth-3.html. What did Naomi want to do for Ruth and how was this to be accomplished? ‘This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: you have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. 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. 1859. 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). To understand our text, you must know the story. 9 And he said, Who art thou? 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. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 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. 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). 9 And hee said, Who art thou? Background: Elimelech and his sons. 31. According to the smaller Masora, it was only found among the eastern (i.e., Palestinian) Jews. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/ruth-3.html. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Ruth 1 – Ruth’s Journey A. 10. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. 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. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. This volume is a powerful addition to … "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". When you are at the feet of your Redeemer, you have nothing to fear. .—Literally, thou hast done well thy latter kindness above the former. Two things stand out in Naomi's strategy in verses 1–5. 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? [Proverbs 22:4]. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. (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. BibliographyWesley, John. Thou hast shewed . And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman. What was Ruth requesting of Boaz by what she did at the threshing floor? This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. CHAPTER 3. Boaz was moved that such a presentable young woman should be willing to become his wife. 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." (Haydock) --- The affection which Ruth had all along displayed towards her husband, deserved applause. Chapter 3. In short, it refers to acts of devotion and lovingkindness that go beyond the requirements of duty. 10. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Ruth 1 – Ruth’s Journey A. Thou hast made thy latter kindness better than the former. This may be what Naomi had in mind, but I am convinced that it is not what Ruth did. The directions given to Ruth by Naomi. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ruth-3.html. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/ruth-3.html. (3:6-9; cp. 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" 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 … 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. He undoubtedly saw her being willing to marry him as a great kindness. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ruth-3.html. For this would have injured the reputation not only of Ruth, but also of Boaz himself. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 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