11 Then all the people who were (A)at the gate and the elders said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman, who is coming into your house, like Rachel and Leah, (B)who together (C)built up the house of Israel. May you act worthily in (D)Ephrathah and (E)be renowned in Bethlehem, 12 and may your house be like the house of Perez, (F)whom Tamar bore to Judah, because (G)of the offspring that the Lord will give you by this young woman.”

Ruth and Boaz Marry

13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, (H)and the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. 14 (I)Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without (J)a redeemer, and may his name (K)be renowned in Israel! 15 He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, (L)who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.” 16 Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her lap and became his nurse. 17 (M)And the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.

The Genealogy of David

18 Now these are the generations of Perez: (N)Perez fathered Hezron, 19 Hezron fathered Ram, Ram fathered Amminadab, 20 (O)Amminadab fathered Nahshon, Nahshon fathered Salmon, 21 Salmon fathered Boaz, Boaz fathered Obed, 22 Obed fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered David.

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