But Boaz thought, “No one should know that a woman came to the threshing floor.” 15So he said, “Come here and hold out the shawl that you are wearing.” So she held it out. He measured out six scoops of barley into it for her to carry home. Then he returned to town.
3:15The Hebrew text simply reads six ___ of barleywith no measure stated. The measure is probably the seah. Six seahs would be about 1.2 bushels. A bushel is eight gallons; perhaps as much as fifty pounds.