Day 126

“And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then she came softly and uncovered his feet and lay down.” (Ruth 3:7 ESV)

She lay at his feet.

The old saying, you know? He/she/it/they lay at his/her/its feet.

It comes from this verse. The woman Ruth quite literally lay (slept) at his feet, which were uncovered. What is the significance of the feet being uncovered? Why did she have to lie there?

I’m afraid I don’t know the answer to that. But this comes at an important part in the story of the Israelites. By becoming Boaz’s wife, Ruth has brought the family back together again. Their son is to become the grandfather of David.

As in King David. And there’s lots more to come in the Bible about him!


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