10 Then he said, (A)“Blessed are you of the Lord, my daughter! For you have shown more kindness at the end than (B)at the beginning, in that you did not go after young men, whether poor or rich. 11 And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a (C)virtuous woman. 12 Now it is true that I am a (D)close relative; however, (E)there is a relative closer than I. 13 Stay this night, and in the morning it shall be that if he will (F)perform the duty of a close relative for you—good; let him do it. But if he does not want to perform the duty for you, then I will perform the duty for you, (G)as the Lord lives! Lie down until morning.”

14 So she lay at his feet until morning, and she arose before one could recognize another. Then he said, (H)“Do not let it be known that the woman came to the threshing floor.”

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