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Ruth 4 - NIV

Boaz Marries Ruth

1 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer[a] he had mentioned came along. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down.

2 Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so.

3 Then he said to the guardian-redeemer, “Naomi, who has come back from Moab, is selling the piece of land that belonged to our relative Elimelek.

4 I thought I should bring the matter to your attention and suggest that you buy it in the presence of these seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, do so. But if you[b] will not, tell me, so I will know. For no one has the right to do it except you, and I am next in line.”
“I will redeem it,” he said.

5 Then Boaz said, “On the day you buy the land from Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite, the[c] dead man’s widow, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property.”

6 At this, the guardian-redeemer said, “Then I cannot redeem it because I might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yourself. I cannot do it.”

7 (Now in earlier times in Israel, for the redemption and transfer of property to become final, one party took off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the method of legalizing transactions in Israel.)

8 So the guardian-redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it yourself.” And he removed his sandal.

9 Then Boaz announced to the elders and all the people, “Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion and Mahlon.

10 I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon’s widow, as my wife, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown. Today you are witnesses!”

11 Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem.

12 Through the offspring the Lord gives you by this young woman, may your family be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah.”

Naomi Gains a Son

13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When he made love to her, the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.

14 The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel!

15 He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.”

16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him.

17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.

The Genealogy of David

18 This, then, is the family line of Perez:

Perez was the father of Hezron,

19 Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab,

20 Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,[d]

21 Salmon the father of Boaz,
Boaz the father of Obed,

22 Obed the father of Jesse,
and Jesse the father of David.


a. Ruth 4:1 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); also in verses 3, 6, 8 and 14.
b. Ruth 4:4 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts he
c. Ruth 4:5 Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew (see also Septuagint) Naomi and from Ruth the Moabite, you acquire the
d. Ruth 4:20 A few Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate (see also verse 21 and Septuagint of 1?Chron. 2:11); most Hebrew manuscripts Salma

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Shared by: Elmer Towns on Nov, 2016
Summary: A Compromising Mother Becomes a Godly Grandmother
Scripture: Ruth 1:1-4:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 43
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Discovering Your Destiny in Christ
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jul, 2016
Summary: God has a good plan for our lives and we can discover our destiny in Christ by making daily decisions in submission to His Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is the lesson we can learn from the last chapter of Ruth.
Series: Ruth
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Sermon Outline - Our kinsman redeemer
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jul, 2016
Summary: What Boaz did for Ruth is a vivid illustration of what Jesus Christ did for you and me on the cross. We, the near kinsman, cannot save ourselves, so we take off our shoe and give it to Christ.
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Scripture: Ruth 4:7-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 170
Larry Turner avatar
At the Redeemer's Feet
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jun, 2016
Summary: Ruth found it necessary to rest at the feet of Boaz to be redeemed. We should do the same at the feet of Jesus.
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Shared by: Jonathan Vorce on Mar, 2016
Summary: The "blessing of the Lord" is the difference between those that spend their lifetime trying to make ends meet and those who live in the abundant prosperity that operating in God’s kingdom can bring.
Scripture: Ruth 1:1-4:17
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 304
Russ Barksdale avatar
The Song of Redemption
Shared by: Russ Barksdale on Mar, 2016
Summary: Relationships, particularly marriage, are a major part of God’s plan to redeem us
Series: R&B
Scripture: Ruth 4:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 86
Ken Ritz avatar
Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Part 4 of series on Ruth
Paul Carlson avatar
Display Loyal Love for Your Redeemer!
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ is your Kinsman-Redeemer, you must forsake your pagan ways and demonstrate loyal love to Him.
Series: O.T. Survey
Chris Jordan avatar
The Story: Ruth and the Kinsman Redeemer
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Dec, 2015
Summary: The story of Ruth is more than just a simple love story: Boaz is a type of Jesus Christ, our Kinsman Redeemer.
Scripture: Ruth 1:1-4:17
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 620
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2015
Summary: A man’s plans may be one thing (Proverbs 16:9), but it is God’s purposes that prevail (Proverbs 19:21).
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Our Kinsman-Redeemer
Shared by: Troy Borst on May, 2015
Summary: It is this word which describes Boaz that is at the center of the Book of Ruth and points directly to Jesus Christ which is the point of our time together today… Jesus Christ is our Kinsman-Redeemer.
Series: Book of Ruth
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P***** Off At God
Shared by: Troy Borst on Apr, 2015
Summary: Being angry at God is a reality for some believers. Where does this anger come from? What are we supposed to do with it? This inductive sermon digs into those two questions using Naomi's life from Ruth 1-4.
Series: Book of Ruth
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Scripture: Ruth 1:1-4:22
Views: 710
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Jan, 2015
Scripture: Ruth 4:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 191
Davon Huss avatar
The Kin of Kinsman Redeemer
Shared by: Davon Huss on Dec, 2014
Summary: Let's talk about the "kin" or kinsman redeemer through 3 passages in the New Testament
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The Willing Kinsman Redeemer
Shared by: Davon Huss on Dec, 2014
Summary: Let's discuss two common accusations (against a willing kinsman redeemer and the atonement) in our day
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The Able Kinsman Redeemer
Shared by: Davon Huss on Dec, 2014
Summary: From Hebrews 7:25 let’s talk about uttermost (KJV), then completely (NIV) and then how Jesus Christ can save this way
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Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Dec, 2014
Summary: There are many believers who want the blessing, favor, greater anointing, 60-fold/100-fold blessing but their not willing to do what it takes to move up into greater blessing and move in into greater favor.
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Scripture: Ruth 4:3-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,529
Davon Huss avatar
The Beauties of Bethlehem
Shared by: Davon Huss on Dec, 2014
Summary: Let's talk about the beauties of Bethlehem from Ruth 4 and Matthew 1 (Ties in with hymn, O Little Town of Bethlehem)
Scripture: Ruth 4:11-22
Views: 471
Isaac Butterworth avatar
My Redeemer Lives!
Shared by: Isaac Butterworth on Dec, 2014
Summary: God’s plan of redemption has been in process for centuries on end, but what it comes down to is this: Jesus is our greater Boaz. He is the faithful Redeemer, who has paid the price to deliver us and to recover us for an eternity of joy.
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Look what God has done!
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Nov, 2014
Summary: In the darkest days of Israel, in time of Judges (Ruth 1:1) ... God was at work! Our challenge is, will you trust Him to be at work in your life today and give you everything you need, or will you deny Him in place of your own preferences?
Series: Ruth
Scripture: Ruth 4:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 938
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Bold Steps
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep, 2014
Summary: Ruth moves boldly to establish a relationship with Boaz. Her boldness is rewarded.
Scripture: Ruth 4:1-18
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 596
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Ordinary Acts
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep, 2014
Summary: Ruth and Boaz are married. Ruth gives birth to Obed, who is the grandfather of David. Ordinary actions are used by God to accomplish God’s purpose.
Scripture: Ruth 4:1-22
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 257
Paul Clemente avatar
Are we joining God in His plans?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Sep, 2014
Summary: Only a fool will go against God's plan which will always happen!
Series: Ruth
Scripture: Ruth 4:13-22
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 332
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Doing The Right Thing
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Aug, 2014
Summary: Do we know the rights things to do and are we really doing them?
Series: Ruth
Scripture: Ruth 3:1-4:12
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 783
Jacob Brimm avatar
Redemption in Ruth
Shared by: Jacob Brimm on Aug, 2014
Summary: Sometimes God is working when we cannot see. Ruth is the best example of this. This is best done in 3 separate sermons and not attempted to be done in one setting. I will provide a break down into a 3 sermon series soon.
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Scripture: Ruth 1:1-4:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 666
Tim Smith avatar
In Need of a Redeemer
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2014
Summary: This sermon is about Ruth and Naomi's wilderness experience through death and loss
Scripture: Ruth 4:13-15
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 889
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
The Story- Chapter 9
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Mar, 2014
Summary: God works is mysterious ways. In chapter 9 we will see that what looks like poor judgement from a lower story perspective is all a part of God's upper story!
Series: The Story
David Taylor avatar
An Introduction to Ruth
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2014
Summary: Seeing God in the Ordinary An Introduction to Ruth
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Scripture: Ruth 1:1-4:18
Views: 934
Perry Greene avatar
The High Cost of Acceptance
Shared by: Perry Greene on Nov, 2013
Summary: We see some costly things involved in the story of Ruth, including the costs of her "Redeemer." The book of Ruth reveals: A Spiritual Conversion; A Substantial Compassion; and a Significant Commitment.
Scripture: Ruth 1:1-4:22
Views: 736
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An Overview of the Book of Ruth
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: It all comes down to a moment at midnight on a particular threshing floor in the valley below Bethlehem.