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Ruth 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Ruth Becomes Boaz’ Wife

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:1 -

Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the kinsman redeemer of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, “Turn aside, [fn]my fellow, sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:2 - Then he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, “Sit down here.” So they sat down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:3 - Then he said to the kinsman redeemer, “Naomi, who has come back from the fields of Moab, has to sell the portion of the field which belonged to our brother Elimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:4 - “So I thought to uncover this matter in your hearing, saying, ‘Acquire it before those who are sitting here and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if no one redeems it, tell me that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am after you.’” And he said, “I will redeem it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:5 - Then Boaz said, “On the day you acquire the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also [fn]acquire Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of the one who had died, in order to raise up the name of the one who had died, on behalf of his inheritance.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:6 - So the kinsman redeemer said, “I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I ruin my own inheritance. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:7 -

Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning the right of redemption and the exchange of land to establish any matter: a man removed his sandal and gave it to another; and this was the manner of attestation in Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:8 - So the kinsman redeemer said to Boaz, “Acquire this for yourself.” And he removed his sandal.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:9 - Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses today that I have acquired all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon from the hand of Naomi.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:10 - “And also, I have acquired Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife in order to raise up the name of the one who had died, on behalf of his inheritance, so that the name of the one who had died will not be cut off from his brothers or from the gate of his birth place; you are witnesses today.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:11 - And all the people who were in the gate, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May Yahweh grant the woman who is coming into your home to be like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel, and so you shall [fn]achieve [fn]excellence in Ephrathah and shall [fn]proclaim your name in Bethlehem.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:12 - “Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the seed which Yahweh will grant you by this young woman.”
(Mat 1:2–6 )
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So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And Yahweh granted her conception, and she gave birth to a son.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:14 - Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is Yahweh who has not left you without a [fn]kinsman redeemer today, and may his name [fn]be proclaimed in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:15 - “May he also be to you a restorer of your soul and a sustainer of your [fn]old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you [fn]and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

The Generations of David

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:16 - Then Naomi took the child [fn]and put him on her bosom and became his nurse.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:17 - 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.
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Now these are the generations of Perez:

Perez became the father of Hezron,

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and Hezron became the father of Ram,

and Ram became the father of Amminadab,

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and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon,

and Nahshon became the father of [fn]Salmah,

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:21 -

and Salmon became the father of Boaz,

and Boaz became the father of Obed,

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:22 -

and Obed became the father of Jesse,

and Jesse became the father of David.

LSB Footnotes
Lit a certain one
Or acquire it from Ruth
Lit do
Or wealth, valor
Or have your name called out
Or closest relative
Lit be called in
Or gray hair
Lit who
As her own
A variant spelling of Salmon, cf. 4:21
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