||postquam autem reversa est ad socrum suam audivit ab ea filia mi quaeram tibi requiem et providebo ut bene sit tibi
After she was returned to her mother in law, Noemi said to her: My daughter, I will seek rest for thee, and will provide that it may be well with thee.
||Booz iste cuius puellis in agro iuncta es propinquus est noster et hac nocte aream hordei ventilat
This Booz, with whose maids thou wast joined in the field, is our near kinsman, and behold this night he winnoweth barley in the threshingfloor.
||lava igitur et unguere et induere cultioribus vestimentis ac descende in aream non te videat homo donec esum potumque finierit
Wash thyself therefore and anoint thee, and put on thy best garments, and go down to the barnfloor: but let not the man see thee, till he shall have done eating and drinking.
||quando autem ierit ad dormiendum nota locum in quo dormiat veniesque et discoperies pallium quo operitur a parte pedum et proicies te et ibi iacebis ipse autem dicet tibi quid agere debeas
And when he shall go to sleep, mark the place wherein he sleepeth: and thou shalt go in, and lift up the clothes wherewith he is covered towards his feet, and shalt lay thyself down there: and he will tell thee what thou must do.
||quae respondit quicquid praeceperis faciam
She answered: Whatsoever thou shalt command, I will do.
||descenditque in aream et fecit omnia quae sibi imperaverat socrus
And she went down to the barnfloor, and did all that her mother in law had bid her.
||cumque comedisset Booz et bibisset et factus esset hilarior issetque ad dormiendum iuxta acervum manipulorum venit abscondite et discoperto a pedibus eius pallio se proiecit
And when Booz had eaten, and drunk, and was merry, he went to sleep by the heap of sheaves, and she came softly, and uncovering his feet, laid herself down.
||et ecce nocte iam media expavit homo et conturbatus est viditque mulierem iacentem ad pedes suos
And behold, when it was now midnight the man was afraid, and troubled: and he saw a woman lying at his feet,
||et ait illi quae es illaque respondit ego sum Ruth ancilla tua expande pallium tuum super famulam tuam quia propinquus es
And he said to her: Who art thou ? And she answered: I am Ruth, thy handmaid: spread thy coverlet over thy servant, for thou art a near kinsman.
||et ille benedicta inquit es Domino filia et priorem misericordiam posteriore superasti quia non es secuta iuvenes pauperes sive divites
And he said: Blessed art thou of the Lord, my daughter, and thy latter kindness has surpassed the former: because thou hast not followed young men either poor or rich.
||noli ergo metuere sed quicquid dixeris mihi faciam tibi scit enim omnis populus qui habitat intra portas urbis meae mulierem te esse virtutis
Fear not therefore, but whatsoever thou shalt say to me I will do to thee. For all the people that dwell within the gates of my city, know that thou art a virtuous woman.
||nec abnuo me propinquum sed est alius me propinquior
Neither do I deny myself to be near of kin, but there is another nearer than I.
||quiesce hac nocte et facto mane si te voluerit propinquitatis iure retinere bene res acta est sin autem ille noluerit ego te absque ulla dubitatione suscipiam vivit Dominus dormi usque mane
Rest thou this night: and when morning is come, if he will take thee by the right of kindred, all is well: but if he will not, I will undoubtedly take thee, so the Lord liveth: sleep till the morning.
||dormivit itaque ad pedes eius usque ad noctis abscessum surrexitque antequam homines se cognoscerent mutuo et dixit Booz cave ne quis noverit quod huc veneris
So she slept at his feet till the night was going off. And she arose before men could know one another, and Booz said: Beware lest any man know that thou camest hither.
||et rursum expande inquit palliolum tuum quo operiris et tene utraque manu qua extendente et tenente mensus est sex modios hordei et posuit super eam quae portans ingressa est civitatem
And again he said: Spread thy mantle, wherewith thou art covered, and hold it with both hands. And when she spread it and held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it upon her. And she carried it, and went into the city,
||et venit ad socrum suam quae dixit ei quid egisti filia narravitque ei omnia quae sibi fecisset homo
And came to her mother in law; who said to her: What hast thou done, daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her.
||et ait ecce sex modios hordei dedit mihi et ait nolo vacuam te reverti ad socrum tuam
And she said: Behold he hath given me six measures of barley: for he said: I will not have thee return empty to thy mother in law.
||dixitque Noemi expecta filia donec videamus quem res exitum habeat neque enim cessabit homo nisi conpleverit quod locutus est
And Noemi said: Wait, my daughter, till we see what end the thing will have. For the man will not rest until he have accomplished what he hath said.