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Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:1 - Now Boaz went up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the near 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:2 - And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:3 - And he said unto the near kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth the parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech’s:

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:4 - and I thought to disclose it unto thee, saying, Buy it before them that sit here, 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 besides thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:5 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:6 - And the near kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: take thou my right of redemption on thee; for I cannot redeem it.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:7 - Now this was the custom in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning exchanging, to confirm all things: a man drew off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor; and this was the manner of attestation in Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:8 - So the near kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thyself. And he drew off his shoe.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:9 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:10 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:11 - And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. Jehovah make the woman that is come into thy house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephrathah, and be famous in Bethlehem:

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:12 - and let thy house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which Jehovah shall give thee of this young woman.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:13 - So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife; and he went in unto her, and Jehovah gave her conception, and she bare a son.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:14 - And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be Jehovah, who hath not left thee this day without a near kinsman; and let his name be famous in Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:15 - And he shall be unto thee a restorer of life, and a nourisher of thine old age, for thy daughter-in-law, who loveth thee, who is better to thee than seven sons, hath borne him.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:16 - And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:17 - And the women her neighbors 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:18 - Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez begat Hezron,

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:19 - and Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab,

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:20 - and Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:21 - and Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:22 - and Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.

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