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 LORDmake 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 Tamarbare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman.13
So BoaztookRuth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORDgave her conception, and she bare a son.14
And the womensaid unto Naomi,Blessed be the LORD, which hath not lefta 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 sevensons, hath born him.
And Naomitook the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.
And the women her neighboursgave it a name,saying , There is a sonborn to Naomi; and they called his nameObed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.18
Now these are the generations of Pharez:PharezbegatHezron,19
And HezronbegatRam, and RambegatAmminadab,20
And AmminadabbegatNahshon, and NahshonbegatSalmon,b