20 “The Lord bless him!(A)” Naomi said to her daughter-in-law.(B) “He has not stopped showing his kindness(C) to the living and the dead.” She added, “That man is our close relative;(D) he is one of our guardian-redeemers.[a](E)

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 2:20 The Hebrew word for guardian-redeemer is a legal term for one who has the obligation to redeem a relative in serious difficulty (see Lev. 25:25-55).

10 “The Lord bless you,(A) my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier:(B) You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor.

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13 When Samuel reached him, Saul said, “The Lord bless you! I have carried out the Lord’s instructions.”

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21 Saul replied, “The Lord bless(A) you for your concern(B) for me.

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he sent messengers to them to say to them, “The Lord bless(A) you for showing this kindness to Saul your master by burying him.

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