Then Boazsaid to the elders and all the people, "You are witnessestoday that I have bought from the hand of Naomiall that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon.
10"Moreover, I have acquiredRuth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance, so 1that the name of the deceased will not be cutoff from his brothers or from the acourt of his birth place; you are witnessestoday."
11All the peoplewho were in the bcourt, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses. May the LORDmake the woman who is coming into your home2like Rachel and Leah, both of whombuilt the house of Israel; and may you achievecwealth in Ephrathah and dbecomefamous in Bethlehem.
"Moreover, may your house be like the house of 3PerezwhomTamarbore to Judah, through the eoffspringwhich the LORD will give you by thisyoungwoman."