Ruth 4:1-8 NRSA

1 No sooner had Boaz gone up to the gate and sat down there than the next-of-kin, a of whom Boaz had spoken, came passing by. So Boaz said, "Come over, friend; sit down here." And he went over and sat down.

References for Ruth 4:1

    • m 4:1 - Or [one with the right to redeem]
      2 Then Boaz took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, "Sit down here"; so they sat down.
      3 He then said to the next-of-kin, b "Naomi, who has come back from the country of Moab, is selling the parcel of land that belonged to our kinsman Elimelech.

      References for Ruth 4:3

        • n 4:3 - Or [one with the right to redeem]
          4 So I thought I would tell you of it, and say: Buy it in the presence of those sitting here, and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if you will not, tell me, so that I may know; for there is no one prior to you to redeem it, and I come after you." So he said, "I will redeem it."
          5 Then Boaz said, "The day you acquire the field from the hand of Naomi, you are also acquiring Ruth c the Moabite, the widow of the dead man, to maintain the dead man's name on his inheritance."

          References for Ruth 4:5

            • o 4:5 - OL Vg: Heb [from the hand of Naomi and from Ruth]
              6 At this, the next-of-kin d said, "I cannot redeem it for myself without damaging my own inheritance. Take my right of redemption yourself, for I cannot redeem it."

              References for Ruth 4:6

                • p 4:6 - Or [one with the right to redeem]
                  7 Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning redeeming and exchanging: to confirm a transaction, the one took off a sandal and gave it to the other; this was the manner of attesting in Israel.
                  8 So when the next-of-kin e said to Boaz, "Acquire it for yourself," he took off his sandal.

                  References for Ruth 4:8

                    • q 4:8 - Or [one with the right to redeem]