So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. Then he went to her, and the LORD enabled her to conceive,1 and she gave birth to a son.2
The women3 said to Naomi: "Praise be to the LORD,4 who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer.5 May he become famous throughout Israel!
He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law,6 who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons,7 has given him birth."
Then Naomi took the child, laid him in her lap and cared for him.
The women living there said, "Naomi has a son." And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse,8 the father of David.9
This, then, is the family line of Perez10: Perez was the father of Hezron,11