And may the LORD give you descendants by this young woman who will be like those of our ancestor Perez, the son of Tamar and Judah."
So Boaz married Ruth and took her home to live with him. When he slept with her, the LORD enabled her to become pregnant, and she gave birth to a son.
And the women of the town said to Naomi, "Praise the LORD who has given you a family redeemer today! May he be famous in Israel.
May this child restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you so much and who has been better to you than seven sons!"
Naomi took care of the baby and cared for him as if he were her own.
The neighbor women said, "Now at last Naomi has a son again!" And they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse and the grandfather of David.
This is their family line beginning with their ancestor Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron.
Hezron was the father of Ram. Ram was the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab was the father of Nahshon. Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
Salmon was the father of Boaz. Boaz was the father of Obed.
Obed was the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of David.