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Ruth 4

Boaz calleth into judgment the next kinsman.

Ruth 4:1 Then went Booz vnto the gate and satt him downe there: and beholde, the kynsman of which Booz spake, cam by. Unto whom, he sayde: come and sytte downe here, and called him by his name. And he turned in, and sate downe. Ruth 4:2 And he toke ten men of the elders of the citie, and sayd: sytye downe here. And they sat downe. Ruth 4:3 And he sayde vnto the kynsman: Naomi that is come agayne out of the contreye of Moab will sell a parcell of lande, which was oure brother Elimelecs. Ruth 4:4 And I thought to do the to wete, and bid the bye it before the enhabitoures and elders of my people. Yf thou be disposed to redeme it, do: but and yf thou wilt not pourchase it, then tell me, þt I maye knowe. For there is none to calenge it, saue thou, and I nexte the. And the other answered: I will pourchase it. Ruth 4:5 Then sayde Booz, what daye thou biest the felde of the hand of Naomi, thou must take also Ruth the Moabite the wyfe of the deed, to stere vp the name of the deed vpon his enheritaunce.

He refuseth the redemption according to the manner in Israel.

Ruth 4:6 The kinsman answered: I cannot purchase it, for marringe of myne awne enheritaunce: take thou my right to the, for I cannot purchase it. Ruth 4:7 Now, this was the maner of olde tyme in Israell concerninge purches and chaunging, for to stablishe all thinge: that a man must plucke of his showe, and geue it his neyghboure, and this was a sure witnesse in Israell. Ruth 4:8 Therfore the kinsman saide to Booz: Bye it thou: and so drue of his showe.

Boaz buyeth the inheritance.

Ruth 4:9 And Booz sayde vnto the elders and vnto all the people: ye are witnesses this daye, that I haue bought all that was Elimelecs, and all that was Chilions and Mahlons, of the hand of Naomi.

He marrieth Ruth.

Ruth 4:10 And moreouer, Ruth the Moabite the wyfe of Mahlon, haue I purchased to be my wyfe, to stere vp the name of the deed vpon his enheritaunce, and that his name be not put out from amonge his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this daye. Ruth 4:11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders sayde: we are wytnesses: the Lord make the woman that is come into thyne house, lyke Rahel and Lea, which twayne dyd builde the house of Israell: do thou also valeauntly in Ephrata, and be famouse in Bethlehem. Ruth 4:12 Thy house be like þe house of Pharez whom Thamar bare vnto Iuda, euen of the sede which the Lorde shall geue the of this younge woman.

She beareth Obed the grandfather of David.

Ruth 4:13 And so Booz toke Ruth, and she was his wyfe. And whan he went in vnto her, the Lorde gaue, that she conceaued, and bare a sonne. Ruth 4:14 And the wemen sayde vnto Naomi: blessed be the Lorde, the which hath not left þe without a kinsman, to haue a name in Israell, Ruth 4:15 and that shall bring thy life agayne, and cherishe thine olde age. For thy daughter in lawe which loueth the, hath borne vnto him: and she is better to the then seuen sonnes. Ruth 4:16 And Naomi toke the childe, and layed it in her lappe, and became nourse vnto it. Ruth 4:17 And her neybours gaue it a name, saying: there is a childe borne to Naomi, and called it, Obed. The same is the father of Isai, the father of Dauid.

The generation of Pharez.

Ruth 4:18 These are the generacions of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron: Ruth 4:19 Hezron begat Ram, Ram begat Aminadab, Ruth 4:20 Aminadab begat Nahson, Nahson begat Salmon, Ruth 4:21 Salmon begat Booz. Booz begat Obed, Ruth 4:22 Obed begat Isai, Isai begat Dauid.

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