Ruth Chapter 4

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Ruth Chapter 4

#Ru 4:1-8 - 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 4:9-12 - Boaz redeemed both, and married Ruth before the elders of the city as witnesses, and who congratulated him and her on that occasion

#Ru 4:13-17 - to whom a son was born, called Obed by the neighbors, 

#Ru 4:18-22 - the chapter is concluded with the genealogy of David, who sprung from him

Cross References: (covered in part in Ruth Chapter 2)

(Le 25:23-43 NAS95)

“23 ¶  ‘The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are [but] aliens and sojourners with Me. 24  ‘Thus for every piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land. 25  ‘If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold. 26  ‘Or in case a man has no kinsman, but so recovers his means as to find sufficient for its redemption, 27  then he shall calculate the years since its sale and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it, and so return to his property. 28  ‘But if he has not found sufficient means to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hands of its purchaser until the year of jubilee; but at the jubilee it shall revert, that he may return to his property. 29  ‘Likewise, if a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year from its sale; his right of redemption lasts a full year. 30  ‘But if it is not bought back for him within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city passes permanently to its purchaser throughout his generations; it does not revert in the jubilee. 31  ‘The houses of the villages, however, which have no surrounding wall shall be considered as open fields; they have redemption rights and revert in the jubilee. 32  ‘As for cities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession. 33  ‘What, therefore, belongs to the Levites may be redeemed and a house sale in the city of this possession reverts in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the sons of Israel. 34  ‘But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession. 35  ‘Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. 36  ‘Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you. 37  ‘You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain. 38  ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan [and] to be your God. 39 ¶  ‘If a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave’s service. 40  ‘He shall be with you as a hired man, as if he were a sojourner; he shall serve with you until the year of jubilee. 41  ‘He shall then go out from you, he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family, that he may return to the property of his forefathers. 42  ‘For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold [in] a slave sale. 43  ‘You shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God.”

(De 25:5-10 NAS95)

“5 ¶  "When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be [married] outside [the family] to a strange man. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her to himself as wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6  "It shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall assume the name of his dead brother, so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel. 7  "But if the man does not desire to take his brother’s wife, then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to establish a name for his brother in Israel; he is not willing to perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’ 8  "Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And [if] he persists and says, ‘I do not desire to take her,’ 9  then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, ‘Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’ 10  "In Israel his name shall be called, ‘The house of him whose sandal is removed.’”

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