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 Ruth 4:1 - 6
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   Book of Ruth
   Chapter 4
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat there. When the kinsman-redeemer he had mentioned came along, Boaz said, "Come over here, my friend, and sit down." So he went over and sat down.
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, "Sit here," and they did so.
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then he said to the kinsman-redeemer, "Naomi, who has come back from Moab, is selling the piece of land that belonged to our brother Elimelech.
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I thought I should bring the matter to your attention and suggest that you buy it in the presence of these seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, do so. But if you F9 will not, tell me, so I will know. For no one has the right to do it except you, and I am next in line." "I will redeem it," he said.
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Boaz said, "On the day you buy the land from Naomi and from Ruth the Moabitess, you acquire F10 the dead man's widow, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property."
 
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At this, the kinsman-redeemer said, "Then I cannot redeem it because I might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yourself. I cannot do it."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F9 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts he
F10 Hebrew; Vulgate and Syriac Naomi, you acquire Ruth the Moabitess,

 
 

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