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.
I thought I should bring the matter to your attention and suggest that you buy it in the presence of these seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, do so. But if youb will not, tell me, so I will know. For no one has the right to do it except you, and I am next in line.” “I will redeem it,” he said.