20 Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “(A)May he be blessed of the Lord who has not withdrawn his kindness to the living and to the dead.” Again Naomi said to her, “The man is [a]our relative, he is one of our [b]closest relatives.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 2:20 Lit near to us
  2. Ruth 2:20 Lit redeemers

So I thought to [a]inform you, saying, ‘(A)Buy it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if [b]not, tell me that I may know; for (B)there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am after you.’” And he said, “I will redeem it.”

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  1. Ruth 4:4 Lit uncover your ear
  2. Ruth 4:4 Lit no one will redeem

(A)The [a]closest relative said, “I cannot redeem it for myself, because I would [b]jeopardize my own inheritance. Redeem it for yourself; you may have my right of redemption, for I cannot redeem it.”

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  1. Ruth 4:6 Lit redeemer
  2. Ruth 4:6 Lit ruin

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