Ruth 4:13

Naomi Gains a Son

13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When he made love to her, the LORD enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.

Read Ruth 4:13 Using Other Translations

So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.
So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son.
So Boaz took Ruth into his home, and she became his wife. When he slept with her, the LORD enabled her to become pregnant, and she gave birth to a son.

What does Ruth 4:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ruth 4:13

So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife
Without any other rites or ceremonies than what are here expressed; for as yet the rites and ceremonies now in use with the Jews F15, in marriages had not obtained: and when he went in unto her; which is a modest expression of the conjugal duty performed him:

the Lord gave her conception;
for this is of God, let the circumstance of the person, as to age, be as it may:

and she bare a son;
at the year's end, as Josephus F16 relates,


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Vid. Buxtorf. Synagog. Jud. c. 39. Leo Modena's History of the Rites of the present Jews, part 4. c. 3.
F16 Ut supra. (Antiqu. l. 5. c. 9. sect. 4.)
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