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1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, be­hold, the kins­man of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down. 2 And he took ten men of the el­ders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down. 3 And he said unto the kins­man, Nao­mi, that is come again out of the coun­try of Moab, sel­l­eth a par­cel of land, which was our broth­er Elimelech's: 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 be­side thee; and I am af­ter thee. And he said, I will re­deem it. 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 in­her­i­tance. 6 And the kins­man said, I can­not re­deem it for my­self, lest I mar mine own in­her­i­tance: re­deem thou my right to thy­self; for I can­not re­deem it. 7 Now this was the manner in for­mer time in Is­rael con­cern­ing re­deem­ing and con­cern­ing chang­ing, for to con­firm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neigh­bour: and this was a tes­ti­mo­ny in Is­rael. 8 There­fore the kins­man said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe. 9 And Boaz said unto the el­ders, and unto 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. 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. 11 And all the peo­ple that were in the gate, and the el­ders, said, We 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 be fa­mous in Beth­le­hem: 12 And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Ju­dah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young wom­an. 13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her con­cep­tion, and she bare a son. 14 And the wom­en said unto Nao­mi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day with­out a kins­man, that his name may be fa­mous in Is­rael. 15 And he shall be unto thee a re­stor­er of thy life, and a nour­ish­er of thine old age: for thy daugh­ter in law, which loveth thee, which is bet­ter to thee than sev­en sons, hath born him. 16 And Nao­mi took the child, and laid it in her bo­som, and be­came nurse unto it. 17 And the wom­en her neigh­bours 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. 18 Now these are the gen­er­a­tions of Pharez: Pharez be­gat Hezron, 19 And Hezron be­gat Ram, and Ram be­gat Am­mi­nadab, 20 And Am­mi­nadab be­gat Nahshon, and Nahshon be­gat Salmon, 21 And Salmon be­gat Boaz, and Boaz be­gat Obed, 22 And Obed be­gat Jesse, and Jesse be­gat David.