|Overview - Ruth 4|
|1||Boaz calls into judgment the next kinsman.|
|6||He refuses the redemption according to the manner in Israel.|
|9||Boaz buys the inheritance.|
|11||He marries Ruth.|
|13||She bears Obed, the grandfather of David.|
|18||The generations of Pharez unto David.|
Ruth 4:5 (King James Version)
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.
- What day
- Or rather, according to the emendations proposed by Houbigant and Dr. Kennicott, and which have been confirmed by a great many MSS. since collated, and agreeably to the ancient versions, "In the day thou purchasest the land from the hand of Naomi, thou wilt also acquire Ruth, the Moabitess, the wife of the dead," etc. This is Boaz's statement of the case to his kinsman, before the people and elders.
- to raise up
- Ruth 3:12 Ruth 3:13 Genesis 38:8 ; Deuteronomy 25:5 Deuteronomy 25:6 ; Matthew 22:24 ; Luke 20:28