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Ruth 4:7 NIV

7 (Now in earlier times in Israel, for the redemption and transfer of property to become final, one party took off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the method of legalizing transactions in Israel.)

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  • a 4:1 - The Hebrew word for "guardian-redeemer" is a legal term for one who has the obligation to redeem a relative in serious difficulty (see Lev. 25:25-55); also in verses 3, 6, 8 and 14.
  • b 4:4 - Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts "he"
  • c 4:5 - Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew (see also Septuagint) "Naomi and from Ruth the Moabite, you acquire the"
  • d 4:20 - A few Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate (see also verse 21 and Septuagint of 1 Chron. 2:11); most Hebrew manuscripts "Salma"