Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses this day that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to 1Chilion and to Mahlon.
Also Ruth the Moabite, the widow of Mahlon, I have bought to be my wife, 2to perpetuate the name of the dead in his inheritance, that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brothers and from the gate of his native place. You are witnesses this day."
Then all the people who were 3at the gate and the elders said, "We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman, who is coming into your house, like Rachel and Leah, 4who together 5built up the house of Israel. May you act worthily in 6Ephrathah and 7be renowned in Bethlehem,
and may your house be like the house of Perez, 8whom Tamar bore to Judah, because 9of the offspring that the LORD will give you by this young woman."