The Marriage of Ruth
1 Now Boaz░ went░ up to the gate░ and sat░ down░ there░, and behold░, athe Iclose░ relative░ of whom░ Boaz░ spoke░ was passing░ by, so he said░, “Turn░ aside░, IIfriend░░, sit░ down░ here░.” And he turned░ aside░ and sat░ down░. 2 He took░ ten░ men░ of the aelders░ of the city░ and said░, “Sit░ down░ here░.” So they sat░ down░. 3 Then he said░ to the Iclosest░ relative░, “Naomi░, who has come░ back░ from the land░ of Moab░, has to sell░ the piece░ of land░ awhich░ belonged to our brother░ Elimelech░. 4 So I thought░ to Iinform░░ you, saying░, ‘aBuy░ [it] before░ those who are sitting░ [here], and before░ the elders░ of my people░. If░ you will redeem░ [it], redeem░ [it]; but if░ IInot, tell░ me that I may know░; for bthere░ is no░ one░ but you to redeem░ [it], and I am after░ you.’” And he said░, “I will redeem░ [it].” 5 Then Boaz░ said░, “On the day░ you buy░ the field░ from the hand░ of Naomi░, you must also acquire░ Ruth░ the Moabitess░, the widow░ of the deceased░, in order ato raise░ up the name░ of the deceased░ on his inheritance░.” 6 aThe Iclosest░ relative░ said░, “I cannot░░ redeem░ [it] for myself, because░ I would IIjeopardize░ my own inheritance░. Redeem░ [it] for yourself; you [may have] my right░ of redemption░, for I cannot░░ redeem░ [it].”
 IOr redeemer IILit a certain one aRu 3:12
 a1K 21:8; Pv 31:23
 ILit redeemer aLv 25:25
 ILit uncover your ear IILit no one will redeem aJr 32:7f bLv 25:25
 aGn 38:8; Dt 25:5f; Mt 22:24
 ILit redeemer IILit ruin aLv 25:25
7 ¶ Now this░ was a[the custom] in former░ times░ in Israel░ concerning░ the redemption░ and the exchange░ [of land] to confirm░ any░ matter░: a man░ removed░ his sandal░ and gave░ it to another░; and this░ was the [manner of] attestation░ in Israel░. 8 So the Iclosest░ relative░ said░ to Boaz░, “Buy░ [it] for yourself.” And he removed░ his sandal░. 9 Then Boaz░ said░ to the elders░ and all░ the people░, “You are witnesses░ today░ that I have bought░ from the hand░ of Naomi░ all░ that belonged to Elimelech░ and all░ that belonged to Chilion░ and Mahlon░. 10 Moreover░, I have acquired░ Ruth░ the Moabitess░, the widow░ of Mahlon░, to be my wife░ in order to raise░ up the name░ of the deceased░ on his inheritance░, so athat the name░ of the deceased░ will not be cut░ off░ from his brothers░ or from the Icourt░ of his [birth] place░; you are witnesses░ today░.” 11 All░ the people░ who░ were in the Icourt░, and the elders░, said░, “[We are] witnesses░. May the LORD░ make░ the woman░ who is coming░ into your home░ alike Rachel░ and Leah░, both░ of whom░ built░ the house░ of Israel░; and may you achieve░ IIwealth░ in Ephrathah░ and IIIbecome░ famous░░ in Bethlehem░. 12 Moreover, may your house░ be like the house░ of aPerez░ whom░ Tamar░ bore░ to Judah░, through░ the Ioffspring░ which░ the LORD░ will give░ you by this░ young░ woman░.”
 aDt 25:8-10
 ILit redeemer
 ILit gate aDt 25:6
 ILit gate IIOr power IIILit call the name in aGn 29:25-30
 ILit seed aGn 38:29; 46:12; Ru 4:18
13 ¶ So Boaz░ took░ Ruth░, and she became░ his wife░, and he went░ in to her. And athe LORD░ Ienabled░ her to conceive░, and she gave░ birth░ to a son░. 14 Then the awomen░ said░ to Naomi░, “Blessed░ is the LORD░ who░ has not left░ you without░ a Iredeemer░ today░, and may his name░ IIbecome░ famous░ in Israel░. 15 May he also be to you a restorer░ of life░ and a sustainer░ of your old░ age░; for your daughter-in-law░, who░ loves░ you Iaand is better░ to you than░ seven░ sons░, has given░ birth░ to him.”
 ILit gave her conception aGn 29:31; 33:5
 IOr closest relative IILit be called in aLk 1:58
 ILit who aRu 1:16, 17; 2:11, 12
The Line of David Began Here
16 Then Naomi░ took░ the child░ Iand laid░ him in her lap░, and became░ his nurse░. 17 The neighbor░ women░ gave░ him a name░, saying░, “A son░ has been born░ to Naomi░!” So they named░░ him Obed░. He is the father░ of Jesse░, the father░ of David░.
18 ¶ Now these░ are the generations░ of Perez░: ato Perez░ Iwas born░ Hezron░, 19 and to Hezron░ was born░ Ram░, and to Ram░, Amminadab░, 20 and to Amminadab░ was born░ Nahshon░, and to Nahshon░, Salmon░, 21 and to Salmon░ was born░ Boaz░, and to Boaz░, Obed░, 22 and to Obed░ was born░ Jesse░, and to Jesse░, David░.
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Boaz calleth into judgment the next kinsman.
1 ¶ Then went╣¬ Boaz╣ up║¬▓ to the gate,║ and sat him down║¬ there:▓ and, behold,▓ the kinsman║¬ of whom Boaz║ spake║¬ came╣¬ by;▓ unto whom▓ he said,║¬ Ho,╣ such║ a one!║ turn aside,║¬ sit down║¬ here.▓ And he turned aside,║¬ and sat down.║¬ 2 And he took║¬ ten║ men╣▓ of the elders║▓ of the city,║ and said,║¬ Sit ye down║¬ here.▓ And they sat down.║¬ 3 And he said║¬ unto the kinsman,║¬ Naomi,║ that is come again║¬ out of the country║▓ of Moab,║ selleth║¬ a parcel║ of land,║ which▓ [was] our brother║ Elimelech's:║ 4 And I▓ thought║¬ to advertise║║¬ thee, saying,║¬ Buy║¬ [it] before▓ the inhabitants,║¬ and before▓ the elders║ of my people.║ If▓ thou wilt redeem║¬ [it], redeem║¬ [it]: but if▓ thou wilt not▓ redeem║¬ [it, then] tell║¬ me, that I may know:║¬ for▓ [there is] none▓ to redeem║¬ [it] beside║ thee; and I▓ [am] after║ thee. And he said,║¬ I▓ will redeem║¬ [it]. 5 Then said║¬ Boaz,║ What day║ thou buyest║¬ the field║ of the hand║▓ of Naomi,║ thou must buy║¬ [it] also of▓▓ Ruth║ the Moabitess,║ the wife║ of the dead,║¬ to raise up║¬ the name║ of the dead║¬ upon▓ his inheritance.║
 Dt 16:18; 17:5; 21:19; 25:7; Ru 3:12; Jb 29:7; 31:21; Is 55:1; Am 5:10, 15; Zc 2:6.
 Ex 18:21; 21:8; Dt 29:10; 31:28; 1K 21:8; Pv 31:23; Lm 5:14; Ac 6:12.
 Ps 112:5; Pv 13:10.
 Gn 23:18; Lv 25:25; Jr 32:7, 10, 25; Ro 12:17; 2Co 8:21; Php 4:8.
 Gn 38:8; Dt 25:5; Ru 3:12; Mt 22:24; Lk 20:28.
He refuseth the redemption according to the manner in Israel.
6 ¶ And the kinsman║¬ said,║¬ I cannot║¬▓ redeem║¬ [it] for myself, lest▓ I mar║¬▓ mine own inheritance:║ redeem║¬ thou▓▓ my right║ to thyself; for▓ I cannot║¬▓ redeem║¬ [it]. 7 Now this▓ [was the manner] in former time║ in Israel║ concerning▓ redeeming║ and concerning▓ changing,║ for to confirm║¬ all▓ things;║ a man║ plucked off║¬ his shoe,║ and gave║¬ [it] to his neighbour:║ and this▓ [was] a testimony║ in Israel.║ 8 Therefore the kinsman║¬ said║¬ unto Boaz,║ Buy║¬ [it] for thee. So he drew off║¬ his shoe.║
Boaz buyeth the inheritance.
9 ¶ And Boaz║ said║¬ unto the elders,║ and [unto] all▓ the people,║ Ye▓ [are] witnesses║ this day,║ that▓ I have bought║¬▓ all▓ that▓ [was] Elimelech's,║ and all▓ that▓ [was] Chilion's║ and Mahlon's,║ of the hand║▓ of Naomi.║
He marrieth Ruth.
10 Moreover▓▓ Ruth║ the Moabitess,║ the wife║ of Mahlon,║ have I purchased║¬ to be my wife,║ to raise up║¬ the name║ of the dead║¬ upon▓ his inheritance,║ that the name║ of the dead║¬ be not▓ cut off║¬ from among║▓ his brethren,║ and from the gate║▓ of his place:║ ye▓ [are] witnesses║ this day.║ 11 And all▓ the people║ that▓ [were] in the gate,║ and the elders,║ said,║¬ [We are] witnesses.║ The LORD║ make║¬▓ the woman║ that is come║¬ into▓ thine house║ like Rachel║ and like Leah,║ which▓ two║ did build║¬▓ the house║ of Israel:║ and do║¬ thou worthily║ in Ephratah,║ and be famous║║¬ in Bethlehem:║ 12 And let thy house║ be▓ like the house║ of Pharez,║ whom▓ Tamar║ bare║¬ unto Judah,║ of▓ the seed║ which▓ the LORD║ shall give║¬ thee of▓ this▓ young woman.║
 Gn 29:18, 27; Dt 25:6; Jsh 7:9; Ps 34:16; 109:15; Pv 18:22; 19:14; 31:10; Is 8:2; 48:19; Ho 3:2; 12:12; Zc 13:2; Mal 2:14; Ep 5:25; He 13:4.
 Gn 24:60; 29:32; 30:1; 35:16, 19; 46:8; Nu 26:1; Dt 25:9; Ru 1:2; Ps 127:3; 128:3; 132:6; Pv 14:1; Mi 5:2; Mt 2:6.
 Gn 38:29; 46:12; Nu 26:20; 1S 2:20; 1Ch 2:4; Mt 1:3.
She beareth Obed the grandfather of David.
13 ¶ So Boaz║ took║¬▓ Ruth,║ and she was▓ his wife:║ and when he went▓ in╣¬ unto▓ her, the LORD║ gave║¬ her conception,║ and she bare║¬ a son.║ 14 And the women║ said║¬ unto▓ Naomi,║ Blessed║¬ [be] the LORD,║ which▓ hath not▓ left║¬ thee this day║ without a kinsman,║¬ that his name║ may be famous║¬ in Israel.║ 15 And he shall be▓ unto thee a restorer║¬ of [thy] life,║ and a nourisher║¬ of▓ thine old age:║ for▓ thy daughter in law,║ which▓ loveth║¬ thee, which▓ is better║ to thee than seven║▓ sons,║ hath born║¬ him. 16 And Naomi║ took║¬▓ the child,║ and laid║¬ it in her bosom,║ and became▓ nurse║¬ unto it. 17 And the women her neighbours║ gave║¬ it a name,║ saying,║¬ There is a son║ born║¬ to Naomi;║ and they called║¬ his name║ Obed:║ he▓ [is] the father║ of Jesse,║ the father║ of David.║
 Gn 20:17; 21:1; 25:21; 29:31; 30:2, 22; 33:5; Ru 2:5; 3:11; 4:12; 1S 1:27; Ps 113:9; 127:3.
 Gn 12:2; 24:27; 29:35; Ru 4:21; Ps 34:1; 103:1; Is 11:1; Mt 1:5; Lk 1:58; Ro 12:15; 1Co 12:26; 1Th 5:18; 2Th 1:3.
 Gn 45:11; 47:12; Ru 1:16; 1S 1:8; Ps 55:22; Pv 18:24; Is 46:4.
 Ru 4:15; Lk 1:58.
The generation of Pharez.
18 ¶ Now these▓ [are] the generations║ of Pharez:║ Pharez║ begat║¬▓ Hezron,║ 19 And Hezron║ begat║¬▓ Ram,║ and Ram║▓ begat║¬ Amminadab,║ 20 And Amminadab║ begat║¬▓ Nahshon,║ and Nahshon║ begat║¬▓ Salmon,║ 21 And Salmon║ begat║¬▓ Boaz,║ and Boaz║ begat║¬▓ Obed,║ 22 And Obed║ begat║¬▓ Jesse,║ and Jesse║ begat║¬▓ David.║
 1Ch 2:4; 4:1; Mt 1:3; Lk 3:33.
 1Ch 2:9; Mt 1:4; Lk 3:33.
 Nu 1:7; Mt 1:4; Lk 3:32.
 1Ch 2:11, 12; Mt 1:5; Lk 3:32.
 1S 16:1; 1Ch 2:15; Is 11:1; Mt 1:6; Lk 3:31.
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