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Passage Lookup: Ruth 4:1-22


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Ruth 4:1
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Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the [1] close [2] relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, "Turn aside, friend, [3] sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down.
Ruth 4:2
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He took ten men of the elders [1] of the city and said, "Sit down here." So they sat down.
Ruth 4:3
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Then he said to the closest [1] relative, "Naomi, who has come back from the land of Moab, has to sell the piece of land which [2] belonged to our brother Elimelech.
Ruth 4:4
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"So I thought to inform [1] you, saying, `Buy [2] it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if not, [3] tell me that I may know; for there [4] is no one but you to redeem it, and I am after you.' " And he said, "I will redeem it."
Ruth 4:5
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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 [1] raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance."
Ruth 4:6
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The [1] closest [2] relative said, "I cannot redeem it for myself, because I would jeopardize [3] my own inheritance. Redeem it for yourself; you may have my right of redemption, for I cannot redeem it."
Ruth 4:7
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Now this was the [1] 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.
Ruth 4:8
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So the closest [1] relative said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." And he removed his sandal.
Ruth 4:9
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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.
Ruth 4:10
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"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 [1] the name of the deceased will not be cut off from his brothers or from the court [2] of his birth place; you are witnesses today."
Ruth 4:11
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All the people who were in the court, [1] and the elders, said, "We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like [2] Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and may you achieve wealth [3] in Ephrathah and become [4] famous in Bethlehem.
Ruth 4:12
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"Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez [1] whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the offspring [2] which the LORD will give you by this young woman."
Ruth 4:13
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So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And the [1] LORD enabled [2] her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.
Ruth 4:14
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Then the women [1] said to Naomi, "Blessed is the LORD who has not left you without a redeemer [2] today, and may his name become [3] famous in Israel.
Ruth 4:15
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"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 and [1] [2] is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him."
Ruth 4:16
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Then Naomi took the child and [1] laid him in her lap, and became his nurse.
Ruth 4:17
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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.
Ruth 4:18
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Now these are the generations of Perez: to [1] Perez was [2] born Hezron,
Ruth 4:19
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and to Hezron was born Ram, and to Ram, Amminadab,
Ruth 4:20
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and to Amminadab was born Nahshon, and to Nahshon, Salmon,
Ruth 4:21
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and to Salmon was born Boaz, and to Boaz, Obed,
Ruth 4:22
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and to Obed was born Jesse, and to Jesse, David.
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the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
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