Origen compares Ruth to the Gentile Church, the engrafted wild olive. (3:6-9; cp. 1905. Gleaning the best from recent research on Ruth, Hubbard gives Ruth's rich literary, grammatical, and theological dimensions a careful, rigorous treatment. 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 New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Ruth 3:10. 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. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". What problem had to be first worked out before Boaz was free to act as the near kinsman? (10-11) Boaz’s response. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. So Ruth told her everything the man had done for her. If poor people be but good people, they shall have honour from God and man. Ruth is a good example for us to follow when we have needs to be met. 21 Romans 3:11. Robert L. Hubbard Jr., New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT), Eerdmans, 1988, 331 pp. Such is the meaning here, and the passage should be read, Thou hast made thy latter act of piety better than the former. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/ruth-3.html. Ruth 3:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ruth 3:10, NIV: "The LORD bless you, my daughter,' he replied. 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. 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/ruth-3.html. [Proverbs 22:4]. by. 1857. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ruth-3.html. Thou hast shewed . Next » Chapter 4. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. RUTH PROPOSES MARRIAGE TO BOAZ. I also read about a … A blessing comes appropriately from a senior; a father blesses his son, a venerable patriarch his youthful colleague. Ruth 3:10. What did Naomi want to do for Ruth and how was this to be accomplished? 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. (3:1-5) 11. When you are at the feet of your Redeemer, you have nothing to fear. Ruth 3:10-11 New International Version (NIV). I will do for you all you ask. 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. 1599-1645. For this would have injured the reputation not only of Ruth, but also of Boaz himself. 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. Ruth 3:10-11 New International Version (NIV). Go to. (3:10-11) 13. First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. Old T estament Mini-Exegetical Commentary of Ruth . "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". 9 And he said, Who art thou? (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. 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. (1) A sojourn in Moab. 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. 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. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. He undoubtedly saw her being willing to marry him as a great kindness. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". For thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end.] BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. (Calmet) --- Much more did her present endeavours to comply with God’s law. Old T estament Mini-Exegetical Commentary of Ruth . Background: Elimelech and his sons. Robert L. Hubbard Jr., New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT), Eerdmans, 1988, 331 pp. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 8 And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Ver. 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. 1870. It is also one of only two books named after a Gentile, Luke being the other. 1871-8. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". She calleth herself his "handmaid," he calleth her his "daughter." John Trapp Complete Commentary. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 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? 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 3:4-5 '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.' “Kindness”: Ruth’s loyalty to Naomi, the Lord, and even Boaz is commended by Boaz. 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. Notes: 1 Note that both Ruth and Boaz are referred to as people of integrity. Ruth 3:10. 'This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor." RUTH 3. NAOMI'S CLEVER PLAN FOR THE PROPOSAL. Behold, he winnoweth barley to-night in the threshing-floor. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich. 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. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. 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. There is nothing lost by humility. 21 Romans 3:11. Then he said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, my daughter. (3:10-11) 13. See above. Benediction. Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. cutting corners), I decided to do a search on the Internet to see what kind of shortcuts I could find. 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. Continued widowhood was regarded by the Jews as an indication of more than ordinary piety. 4. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/ruth-3.html. Introduction 1.1 Historical Background The book of Ruth is one of two books named after women. Blessed be thou.] 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. 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 3:10-18. I will do for you all you ask. 10 ‘The Lord bless you, my daughter,’ he replied. 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. (10-11) Boaz’s response. Joseph Benson's Commentary. Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! The book of Ruth is a story. Ruth is a good example for us to follow when we have needs to be met. (3:1-5) 11. 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. 9 And he said, Who art thou? They were known as idolatress nation. Ruth 3:10 Context. Thyatira’s works were better at last than at first. 2013. 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. Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. 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. (1) A sojourn in Moab. 12 When you abandoned your home and fortune to stay with your mother-in-law. 3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/ruth-3.html. 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. BibliographyGill, John. More kindness in the latter end than in the beginning —. 22 Romans 3:12. Ruth was getting good advise from her … "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 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. When you are at the feet of your Redeemer, you have nothing to fear. Or, "Blessed art thou of the Lord." . Ruth 3:9 And he said, Who art thou? 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. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. 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. 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. This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 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’. Used by Permission. 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. 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 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. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Ruth boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. 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. True goodness is of a growing nature. 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. 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. Ruth boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. 2 1. 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." 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. Background: Elimelech and his sons. 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. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Two things stand out in Naomi's strategy in verses 1–5. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 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 … 22 Romans 3:12. 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" "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". I will do for you all you ask. What in one age or nation would be improper, is not always so in another age or another nation. ‘This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: you have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. 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. He was a wealthy, prominent man from the clan of Elimelech. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". 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. Chapter 3. In the latter end than at the beginning - It is not easy to find out what Boaz means. What did Naomi want to do for Ruth and how was this to be accomplished? 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. Ezek. מִן הָרִאשׁוֹן. 1865-1868. & 34. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/ruth-3.html. And now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maidens thou wast? 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. 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). Finding the new version too difficult to understand? "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". thou hast done well thy latter kindness above the former. 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 boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. 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. 1. 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. 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. 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 https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/ruth-3.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/ruth-3.html. 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. What was Ruth requesting of Boaz by what she did at the threshing floor? . BibliographyPett, Peter. 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. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Ruth 3:10. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. 10 “The Lord bless you, my daughter,” he replied. The humble shall have "riches, and honour, and life." What problem had to be first worked out before Boaz was free to act as the near kinsman? Show content in: English Both Hebrew. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. (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. Boaz was moved that such a presentable young woman should be willing to become his wife. 16:8) 12. Ruth 3:10 Context. 1685. "Commentary on Ruth 3:10". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. 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. (6-13) Ruth's return to her mother-in-law. 1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side of the family named Boaz. We note, too, that this blessing follows immediately on the avowal of her name. Ruth is a young woman of Moab. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/ruth-3.html. (Worthington). 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. "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. Ruth 1 – Ruth’s Journey A. 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} 'This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor." In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 3:10-18. 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." 2. 10. 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. 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. (Note: What the ל maju sc., in ליני signifies, is uncertain. Then he said, “Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! I will do for you all you ask. 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). As I was thinking about shortcuts (a.k.a. ... 20 Romans 3:10. This may be what Naomi had in mind, but I am convinced that it is not what Ruth did. 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