11 All the people who were in the [a]court, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and may you achieve [b]wealth in Ephrathah and [c]become famous in Bethlehem.12 Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the [d]offspring which the Lord will give you by this young woman.”
13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And the Lord[e]enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the Lord who has not left you without a [f]redeemer today, and may his name [g]become famous in Israel.15 May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you [h]and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”
The Line of David Began Here
16 Then Naomi took the child [i]and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse.17 The neighbor women gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi!” So they named him Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
18 Now these are the generations of Perez: to Perez [j]was born Hezron,19 and to Hezron was born Ram, and to Ram, Amminadab,20 and to Amminadab was born Nahshon, and to Nahshon, Salmon,21 and to Salmon was born Boaz, and to Boaz, Obed,22 and to Obed was born Jesse, and to Jesse, David.
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