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Ruth 4:8 ASV
So the near kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thyself. And he drew off his shoe.
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Ruth 4:8 BBE
So the near relation said to Boaz, Take it for yourself. And he took off his shoe.
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Ruth 4:8 CEB
Then the redeemer said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself," and he took off his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 CJB
So the redeemer said to Bo'az, "Buy it for yourself," and took off his shoe.
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Ruth 4:8 RHE
So Booz said to his kinsman: Put off thy shoe. And immediately he took it off from his foot.
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Ruth 4:8 ESV
So when the redeemer said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself," he drew off his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 GW
So when the man said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself," he took off his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 GNT
So when the man said to Boaz, "You buy it," he took off his sandal and gave it to Boaz.
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Ruth 4:8 HNV
So the near kinsman said to Bo`az, Buy it for yourself. He drew off his shoe.
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Ruth 4:8 CSB
So the redeemer removed his sandal and said to Boaz, "Buy back [the property] yourself."
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Ruth 4:8 KJV
Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.
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Ruth 4:8 LEB
So the redeemer said to Boaz, "Acquire [it] for yourself," and he removed his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 NAS
So the closest relative said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." And he removed his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 NCV
So the close relative said to Boaz, "Buy the land yourself," and he took off his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 NIRV
So the family protector said to Boaz, "Buy it yourself." And he took his sandal off.
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Ruth 4:8 NIV
So the kinsman-redeemer said to Boaz, "Buy it yourself." And he removed his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 NKJV
Therefore the close relative said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." So he took off his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 NLT
So the other family redeemer drew off his sandal as he said to Boaz, "You buy the land."
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Ruth 4:8 NRS
So when the next-of-kin said to Boaz, "Acquire it for yourself," he took off his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 RSV
So when the next of kin said to Bo'az, "Buy it for yourself," he drew off his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 DBY
And he that had the right of redemption said to Boaz, Buy for thyself; and he drew off his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 MSG
So when Boaz's "redeemer" relative said, "Go ahead and buy it," he signed the deal by pulling off his shoe.
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Ruth 4:8 WBT
Therefore the kinsman said to Boaz, Buy [it] for thyself. So he drew off his shoe.
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Ruth 4:8 TMB
Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, "Buy it for thyself." So he drew off his shoe.
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Ruth 4:8 TNIV
So the family guardian said to Boaz, "Buy it yourself." And he removed his sandal.
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Ruth 4:8 WEB
So the near kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for yourself. He drew off his shoe.
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Ruth 4:8 WYC
Therefore Boaz said to his kinsmen, Take off thy shoe from thee; and he unlaced it anon from his foot (and at once he unlaced his shoe and took it off his foot).
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Ruth 4:8 YLT
And the redeemer saith to Boaz, `Buy [it] for thyself,' and draweth off his sandal.
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Ruth 4 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 4

The kinsman refuses to redeem Ruth's inheritance. (1-8) Boaz marries Ruth. (9-12) Birth of Obed. (13-22)

Verses 1-8 This matter depended on the laws given by Moses about inheritances, and doubtless the whole was settled in the regular and legal manner. This kinsman, when he heard the conditions of the bargain, refused it. In like manner many are shy of the great redemption; they are not willing to espouse religion; they have heard well of it, and have nothing to say against it; they will give it their good word, but they are willing to part with it, and cannot be bound to it, for fear of marring their own inheritance in this world. The right was resigned to Boaz. Fair and open dealing in all matters of contract and trade, is what all must make conscience of, who would approve themselves true Israelites, without guile. Honesty will be found the best policy.

Verses 9-12 Men are ready to seize opportunities for increasing their estates, but few know the value of godliness. Such are the wise men of this world, whom the Lord charges with folly. They attend not to the concerns of their souls, but reject the salvation of Christ, for fear of marring their inheritance. But God did Boaz the honour to bring him into the line of the Messiah, while the kinsman, who was afraid of lessening himself, and marring his inheritance, has his name, family, and inheritance forgotten.

Verses 13-22 Ruth bore a son, through whom thousands and myriads were born to God; and in being the lineal ancestor of Christ, she was instrumental in the happiness of all that shall be saved by him; even of us Gentiles, as well as those of Jewish descent. She was a witness for God to the Gentile world, that he had not utterly forsaken them, but that in due time they should become one with his chosen people, and partake of his salvation. Prayer to God attended the marriage, and praise to him attended the birth of the child. What a pity it is that pious language should not be more used among Christians, or that it should be let fall into formality! Here is the descent of David from Ruth. And the period came when Bethlehem-Judah displayed greater wonders than those in the history of Ruth, when the outcast babe of another forlorn female of the same race appeared, controlling the counsels of the Roman master of the world, and drawing princes and wise men from the east, with treasures of gold, and frankincense, and myrrh to his feet. His name shall endure for ever, and all nations shall call Him blessed. In that Seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

Ruth 4 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 4

Ruth 4:1-5 . BOAZ CALLS INTO JUDGMENT THE NEXT KINSMAN.

1. Then went Boaz up to the gate of the city--a roofed building, unenclosed by walls; the place where, in ancient times, and in many Eastern towns still, all business transactions are made, and where, therefore, the kinsman was most likely to be found. No preliminaries were necessary in summoning one before the public assemblage; no writings and no delay were required. In a short conversation the matter was stated and arranged--probably in the morning as people went out, or at noon when they returned from the field.

2. he took ten men of the elders of the city--as witnesses. In ordinary circumstances, two or three were sufficient to attest a bargain; but in cases of importance, such as matrimony, divorce, conveyancing of property, it was the Jewish practice to have ten ( 1 Kings 21:8 ).

3. Naomi . . . selleth a parcel of land--that is, entertains the idea of selling. In her circumstances she was at liberty to part with it ( Leviticus 25:25 ). Both Naomi and Ruth had an interest in the land during their lives; but Naomi alone was mentioned, not only because she directed all the negotiations, but because the introduction of Ruth's name would awaken a suspicion of the necessity of marrying her, before the first proposition was answered.

4. there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after course involved a marriage with Ruth, the widow of the former owner.

Ruth 4:6-8 . HE REFUSES THE REDEMPTION.

6. The kinsman said, I cannot redeem it . . ., lest I mar mine own inheritance--This consequence would follow, either, first, from his having a son by Ruth, who, though heir to the property, would not bear his name; his name would be extinguished in that of her former husband; or, secondly, from its having to be subdivided among his other children, which he had probably by a previous marriage. This right, therefore, was renounced and assigned in favor of Boaz, in the way of whose marriage with Ruth the only existing obstacle was now removed.

7, 8. a man plucked off his shoe--Where the kinsman refused to perform his duty to the family of his deceased relation, the widow was directed to pull off the shoe with some attendant circumstances of contemptuous disdain. But, as in this case, there was no refusal, the usual ignominy was spared; and the plucking off the shoe, the only ceremony observed, was a pledge of the transaction being completed.

Ruth 4:9-12 . HE MARRIES RUTH.

9. Boaz said unto the elders Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was . . . Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi--Although the widow of Chilion was still living, no regard was paid to her in the disposal of her husband's property. From her remaining in Moab, she was considered to have either been married again, or to have renounced all right to an inheritance with the family of Elimelech.

10. Ruth the Moabitess . . . have I purchased to be my wife--This connection Boaz not only might form, since Ruth had embraced the true religion, but he was under a legal necessity of forming it.

11. all the people and the elders, said, We are witnesses--A multitude, doubtless from curiosity or interest, were present on the occasion. There was no signing of deeds; yet was the transfer made, and complete security given, by the public manner in which the whole matter was carried on and concluded.
the Lord make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah--This was the usual bridal benediction.

12. let thy house be like the house of Pharez--that is, as honorable and numerous as his. He was the ancestor of the Beth-lehem people, and his family one of the five from which the tribe of Judah sprang.

Ruth 4:13-18 . SHE BEARS OBED.

17. Obed--means "servant."

18-22. these are the generations of Pharez--that is, his descendants. This appendix shows that the special object contemplated by the inspired author of this little book was to preserve the memory of an interesting domestic episode, and to trace the genealogy of David. There was an interval of three hundred eighty years between Salmon and David. It is evident that whole generations are omitted; the leading personages only are named, and grandfathers are said, in Scripture language, to beget their grandchildren, without specifying the intermediate links.