Ruth 4:1-3 NIV

Boaz Marries Ruth

1 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemera he had mentioned came along. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down.

References for Ruth 4:1

    • k 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.
      2 Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so.

      References for Ruth 4:2

      3 Then he said to the guardian-redeemer, “Naomi, who has come back from Moab, is selling the piece of land that belonged to our relative Elimelek.

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