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Ruth 4 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Marriage of Ruth

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:1 - Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the [fn]close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, “Turn aside, [fn]friend, sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:2 - 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 [fn]closest relative, “Naomi, who has come back from the land of Moab, has to sell the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:4 - “So I thought to [fn]inform you, saying, ‘Buy it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if [fn]not, 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 buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also acquire Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of the deceased, in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:6 - The [fn]closest relative said, “I cannot redeem it for myself, because I would [fn]jeopardize my own inheritance. Redeem it for yourself; you may have my right of redemption, for I cannot redeem it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:7 - Now this was 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:8 - So the [fn]closest relative said to Boaz, “Buy it 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 bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:10 - “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 that the name of the deceased will not be cut off from his brothers or from the [fn]court of his birth place; you are witnesses today.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:11 - All the people who were in the [fn]court, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and may you achieve [fn]wealth in Ephrathah and [fn]become famous in Bethlehem.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:12 - “Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the [fn]offspring which the LORD will give you by this young woman.”
(Mat 1:2–6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:13 - So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And the LORD [fn]enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:14 - Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the LORD who has not left you without a [fn]redeemer today, and may his name [fn]become famous in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:15 - “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 [fn]and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

The Line of David Began Here

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:16 - Then Naomi took the child [fn]and laid him in her lap, 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:18 - Now these are the generations of Perez: to Perez [fn]was born Hezron,
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:19 - and to Hezron was born Ram, and to Ram, Amminadab,
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:20 - and to Amminadab was born Nahshon, and to Nahshon, Salmon,
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:21 - and to Salmon was born Boaz, and to Boaz, Obed,
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:22 - and to Obed was born Jesse, and to Jesse, David.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, redeemer
Literally: a certain one
Literally: redeemer
Literally: uncover your ear
Literally: no one will redeem
Literally: redeemer
Literally: ruin
Literally: redeemer
Literally: gate
Literally: gate
Or, power
Literally: call the name in
Literally: seed
Literally: gave her conception
Or, closest relative
Literally: be called in
Literally: who
I.e. as her own
Literally: begot, and so through v 22

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