4:1 Then Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there: and
behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spoke came by; to whom he
said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned
aside, and sat down.
4:2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit
ye down here. And they sat down.
4:3 And he said to the kinsman, Naomi, that has come again out
of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which [was]
our brother Elimelech's:
4:4 And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy [it] before the
inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt
redeem [it], redeem [it]: but if thou wilt not redeem [it],
[then] tell me, that I may know: for [there is] none to redeem
[it] besides thee; and I [am] after thee. And he said, I will
4:5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand
of Naomi, thou must buy [it] also of Ruth the Moabitess, the
wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his
4:6 And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem [it] for myself, lest
I mar my own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for
I cannot redeem [it].
4:7 Now this [was the manner] in former time in Israel
concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for confirming
all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave [it] to his
neighbor: and this [was] a testimony in Israel.
4:8 Therefore the kinsman said to Boaz, Buy [it] for thyself. So
he drew off his shoe.
4:9 And Boaz said to the elders, and [to] all the people, Ye
[are] witnesses this day, that I have bought all that [was]
Elimelech's, and all that [was] Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the
hand of Naomi.
4:10 Moreover, Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I
purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon
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.
4:11 And all the people that [were] in the gate, and the elders
said, [We are] witnesses. The LORD make the woman that hath
come into thy house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did
build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah,
and be famous in Beth-lehem:
4:12 And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar
bore to Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of
this young woman.
4:13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went
in to her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son.
4:14 And the women said to Naomi, Blessed [be] the LORD, who
hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name
may be famous in Israel.
4:15 And he shall be to thee a restorer of [thy] life, and a
nourisher of thy old age: for thy daughter-in-law, who loveth
thee, who is better to thee than seven sons, hath borne him.
4:16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and
became its nurse.
4:17 And the women, her neighbors, gave it a name, saying, There
is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he [is]
the father of Jesse, the father of David.
4:18 Now these [are] the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat
4:19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab,
4:20 And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,
4:21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,
4:22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.