Ruth 3:12

12 Although it is true that I am a guardian-redeemer of our family, there is another who is more closely related than I.

Read Ruth 3:12 Using Other Translations

And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.
And now it is true that I am a redeemer. Yet there is a redeemer nearer than I.
But while it’s true that I am one of your family redeemers, there is another man who is more closely related to you than I am.

What does Ruth 3:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ruth 3:12

And now it is true, that I am thy near kinsman
Her husband and he being brothers' sons, so own cousins:

howbeit, there is a kinsman nearer than I,
who was, the Jews say F23, the brother of her husband's father, and so his uncle, which was a nearer relation than an own cousin.


FOOTNOTES:

F23 Midrash Ruth, ut supra. (31. 4. & 34. 2) Jarchi in loc.
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