1611 King James Bible

Ruth 4

Boaz calleth into judgment the next kinsman.

Ruth 4:1 Then went Boaz vp to the gate, and sate him downe there: and beholde, the kinseman of whome Boaz spake, came by, vnto whom he said, Ho, such a one: turne aside, sit downe here. And hee turned aside, and sate downe. Ruth 4:2 And hee tooke ten men of the Elders of the citie, and said, Sit ye downe here. And they sate downe. Ruth 4:3 And he said vnto the kinseman: Naomi that is come againe out of the countrey of Moab, selleth a parcell of land, which was our brother Elimelechs. Ruth 4:4 And I thought to aduertise thee, saying, Buy [it] before the inhabitants, and before the Elders of my people. If thou wilt redeeme [it], redeeme [it], but if thou wilt not redeeme [it], then tell mee, that I may know: for there is none to redeeme [it], besides thee, and I [am] after thee. And he said, I will redeeme [it]. Ruth 4:5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy [it] also of Ruth the Moabitesse, the wife of the dead, to raise vp the name of the dead vpon his inheritance.

He refuseth the redemption according to the manner in Israel.

Ruth 4:6 And the kinseman said, I cannot redeeme [it] for my selfe, lest I marre mine owne inheritance: redeeme thou my right to thy selfe, for I cannot redeeme [it]. Ruth 4:7 Now this was [the maner] in former time in Israel, concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirme all things: a man plucked off his shooe, and gaue it to his neighbour: and this [was] a testimonie in Israel. Ruth 4:8 Therfore the kinseman said vnto Boaz, Buy [it] for thee: so he drew off his shooe.

Boaz buyeth the inheritance.

Ruth 4:9 And Boaz saide vnto the Elders, and vnto all the people, Ye [are] witnesses this day, that I haue bought all that was Elimelechs, and all that was Chilions, and Mahlons, of the hande of Naomi.

He marrieth Ruth.

Ruth 4:10 Moreouer, Ruth the Moabitesse, the wife of Mahlon, haue I purchased to be my wife, to raise vp the name of the dead vpon 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. Ruth 4:11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the Elders said, [Wee are] witnesses: The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house, like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and bee famous in Bethlehem. Ruth 4:12 And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, (whom Tamar bare vnto to Iudah) of the seed which the LORD shall giue thee of this yong woman.

She beareth Obed the grandfather of David.

Ruth 4:13 So Boaz tooke Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in vnto her, the LORD gaue her conception, and she bare a sonne. Ruth 4:14 And the women said vnto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD which hath not left thee this day without a kinseman, that his name may bee famous in Israel: Ruth 4:15 And he shalbe vnto thee a restorer of [thy] life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law which loueth thee, which is better to thee then seuen sonnes, hath borne him. Ruth 4:16 And Naomi tooke the childe, and laid it in her bosome, and became nurse vnto it. Ruth 4:17 And the women her neighbours gaue it a name, saying, There is a sonne borne to Naomi, and they called his name Obed: hee [is] the father of Iesse the father of Dauid.

The generation of Pharez.

Ruth 4:18 Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begate Hezron, Ruth 4:19 And Hezron begate Ram, and Ram begate Amminadab, Ruth 4:20 And Amminadab begate Nahshon, and Nahshon begate Salmon, Ruth 4:21 And Salmon begate Boaz, and Boaz begate Obed, Ruth 4:22 And Obed begat Iesse, and Iesse begate Dauid.

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