If brothers are living together and one of them dies without a son, his widow must not marry outside the family. Her husband’s brother shall take her and marry her and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her.(A)

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Then Boaz said, “On the day you buy the land from Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite,(A) the[a] dead man’s widow, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 4:5 Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew (see also Septuagint) Naomi and from Ruth the Moabite, you acquire the

24 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him.(A)

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