|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 4:6 (King James Version)
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.
- I cannot
- The Targum seems to give the proper sense of this passage: "I cannot redeem it, because I have a wife already; and it is not fit for me to bring another into my house, lest brawling and contention arise in it; and lest I hurt my own inheritance. Do thou redeem it, for thou has no wife; which hinders me from redeeming it."