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Chapter 4

Boaz redeems the inheritance

4:1Meanwhile Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there: And now, the redeemer of whom Boaz mentioned passed by; He called, Come over and sit down here, So and so! And he came over and sat down.
4:2 Then Boaz took ten men of the elders of the town, and said, Ya'll sit down here. And they sat down.
4:3 He said to the redeemer, Naomi, now returned from the country of Moab, must sell the parcel of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech.
4:4 I thought I should diclose the matter to you and say, Buy it in the presence of those seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you are willing to redeem it, redeem it! But if you will not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know. For there is none to redeem it but you, and I come after you. And he said, I am willing to redeem it.
4:5 Then said Boaz, When you buy the land from Naomi, and from Ruth the Moabite, the wife of the dead, to perpertuate the name of the dead upon his estate.

4:6So when the redeemer said, I cannot redeem it myself, lest I impair my own estate. You take over my right to yourself; for I unable redeem it.
4:7 Now this was formerly done in Isreal in cases redeemtion or exchange, to confirm any transaction, one man take off his shoe, and gave it to the other. Such was the practice in Israel.
4:8 So when the redeemer said to Boaz, Buy it for yourself. So he drew off his shoe.

4:9 ∂ And Boaz said to the elders, and to all the people, ya'll are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelechís, and all that was Chilionís and Mahlonís, from Naomi.
4:10 Also Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, I have purchased to be my wife, so as to perpertuate the name of the dead upon his estate, that the name of the dead be not disappear from among his brethren, and from the gate of his home town. Ya'll are witnesses this day.

Boaz marries Ruth

4:11 And all the people that were at the gate, and the elders, said, We are, May the Lord make the woman that is come into your home like Rachel and like Leah, both of whom built the House of Israel: Prosper in Ephratah, and perpetuate your name in Beth-lehem!
4:12 And may your house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the offspring which the Lord will give you by this young woman.

4:13 ∂ So Boaz married Ruth, and she becams his wife: and he went cohabited with her. The Lord let her concive, And she bore a son.

4:14 And the women said to Naomi, Blessed be the Lord, who has not withheld a redeemer from you today! May his name may be carried on in Israel!
4:15 And he will restore your life, and a sustain your old age: for he is born of your daughter in law, which loves you, which is better to you than seven sons.
4:16 And Naomi took the child, and held it to her bosom, and became its foster mother.
4:17 And the women her neighbours gave him a name, saying, A son is born to Naomi! and they called his name Obed: he was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
4:18 ∂ Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begot Hezron,
4:19 And Hezron begot Ram, and Ram begot Amminadab,
4:20 And Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon,
4:21 And Salmon begot Boaz, and Boaz begot Obed,
4:22 And Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David.

 

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