Ruth 4:18-22

The Genealogy of David

18 This, then, is the family line of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron,
19 Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab,
20 Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,[a]
21 Salmon the father of Boaz, Boaz the father of Obed,
22 Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David.

Ruth 4:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron,
ESV
18 Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron,
NLT
18 This is the genealogical record of their ancestor Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron.
MSG
18 This is the family tree of Perez: Perez had Hezron,
CSB
18 Now this is the genealogy of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron.

Ruth 4:18-22 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO RUTH 4

This chapter relates how an offer was made to the nearest kinsman of Ruth to redeem her, and the field her husband left, which he refused to do, Ru 4:1-8, upon which Boaz redeemed both, and married Ruth before the elders of the city as witnesses, and who congratulated him and her on that occasion, Ru 4:9-12, to whom a son was born, called Obed by the neighbours, Ru 4:13-17 and the chapter is concluded with the genealogy of David, who sprung from him, Ru 4:18-22.

Ruth 4:18-22 In-Context

16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him.
17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
18 This, then, is the family line of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron,
19 Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab,
20 Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
21 Salmon the father of Boaz, Boaz the father of Obed,
22 Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David.

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Genesis 38:29; Matthew 1:3-6
  • 2. Numbers 26:21
  • 3. S Exodus 6:23
  • 4. S Numbers 7:12
  • 5. S Ruth 2:1

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. A few Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate (see also verse 21 and Septuagint of 1 Chron. 2:11); most Hebrew manuscripts "Salma"
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