The Book Of Ruth
Chapter 4:1-12
"Gate Conference"

Chapter 4:1-12
"Gate Conference"

J. Deering, AncientPath.net


RUTH 4:1-12
1. Master Study 2. Visualized Text 3. Outline With Text 4. Reference Materials 5. Questions


VISUALIZED TEXT


THE VISUALIZED TEXT (NASB)  (conjunctions & prepositions (and other important words) underlined, words not in original text in italics)  (alternate text in purple)

(4:1)

Now

          Boaz

                   went up to the gate and

                   sat down there,

                             and behold,

                                      the close relative of whom Boaz spoke

                                                was passing by,

                             so

                                      he said,

                                                "Turn aside, friend, sit down here."

And

          He (Boaz)

                   turned aside and

                   sat down.

(4:2)

And

          He (Boaz)

                   took ten men of the elders of the city and

                   said,

                             "Sit down here."

                                      So

                                                they sat down.

(4:3)

Then

          He (Boaz)

                   said to the closest relative,

                             "Naomi,

                                      who has come back from the land of Moab,

                                      has to sell the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech.

(4:4)

                   "So

                             I thought to inform you, saying,

                                      'Buy it

                                                before those who are sitting here, and

                                                before the elders of my people.

                                      If you will redeem it, redeem it;

                             But

                                      if not,

                                                tell me

                                                          that I may know;

                                                for there is no one but you to redeem it,

                             and

                                      I am after you.'"

                   And

                             He (closest relative)

                                      said,

                                                "I will redeem it."

(4:5)

                   Then

                             Boaz said,

                                      "On the day

                                                you buy the field from the hand of Naomi,

                                                you must also acquire Ruth

                                                          the Moabitess,

                                                          the widow of the deceased,

                                                                   in order to raise up the name

                                                                             of the deceased

                                                                             on his inheritance."

(4:6)

                   And

                             the closest relative said,

                                      "I cannot redeem it for myself,

                                                lest I jeopardize my own inheritance.

                                      Redeem it for yourself;

                                      you may have my right of redemption,

                                                for I cannot redeem it."

(4:7a)

Now

          this was the custom

                   in former times

                   in Israel

                             concerning the redemption and

                             the exchange of land

(4:7b)

                                      to confirm any matter:

          a man

                   removed his sandal and

                    gave it to another;

and this was the manner of attestation in Israel.)

(4:8)

                   So

                   the closest relative

                             said to Boaz,

                                      "Buy it for yourself."

                   And

                   He (closest relative)

                             removed his sandal.

(4:9)

                   Then

                             Boaz said

                                                To

                                                          the elders and

                                                          all the people,

                                      "You are witnesses today

                             that

                                      I have bought

                                                from the hand of Naomi

                                                all that belonged to Elimelech and

                                                all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon.

(4:10)

                             "Moreover,

                                      I have acquired

                                                Ruth the Moabitess,

                                                the widow of Mahlon,

                                                          to be my wife

                                                          in order to

                                                                   raise up the name of the deceased

                                                                             on his inheritance,

                                                          so that

                                                                   the name of the deceased

                                                                             may not be cut off

                                                                                      from his brothers or

                                                                                      from the court of his birth place;

                                      you are witnesses today."

(4:11)

And

                   all the people who were in the 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 wealth in Ephrathah and

                             become famous in Bethlehem.

(4:12)

          "Moreover,

                   may your house

                             be like the house of

                                      Perez whom

                                      Tamar bore

                                                to Judah,

                                                through the offspring

                                                          which the LORD shall give you

                                                by this young woman."

 


RUTH 4:1-12
1. Master Study 2. Visualized Text 3. Outline With Text 4. Reference Materials 5. Questions


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