But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother.

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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

10 I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite,(A) Mahlon’s widow, as my wife,(B) in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown.(C) Today you are witnesses!(D)

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