Ruth 4 ©
Boaz proposeth to the nearest of kin the redemption of Elimelech's land, and the marriage of Ruth. The kinsman declineth both according to the manner in Israel. Boaz buyeth the inheritance, and accepteth Ruth for his wife before the people. Ruth beareth Obed the grandfather of David. The generations of Pharez unto David.
And 1I thought to *advertise thee, saying, gBuy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt hredeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.
Moreover rRuth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, sto raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that tthe name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.
And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. uThe LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like vRachel and like Leah, which two did wbuild the house of Israel: and 2do thou worthily in xEphratah, and 3be famous in Beth-lehem:
And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab,
And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat 8Salmon,
And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,