Main point summary
Boaz marries Ruth and God gives them a child, with the result that Naomi gets a redeemer, and Israel a king!
So Boaz took Ruth,
וַיִּקַּח בֹּעַז אֶת־רוּת
and [as a result] she became his wife.
And [then] he went in to her,
n and [as a result] the Lord gave her conception,
וַיִּתֵּן יְהוָה לָהּ הֵרָיוֹן
and [as a result] she bore a son.
o [With the result that] Then the women said to Naomi,
וַתֹּאמַרְנָה הַנָּשִׁים אֶל־נָעֳמִי
“Blessed be the Lord ,
who [for he] has not left you this day without p a redeemer,
אֲשֶׁר לֹא הִשְׁבִּית לָךְ גֹּאֵל הַיּוֹם
and [as a result] may his name q be renowned in Israel!
וְיִקָּרֵא שְׁמוֹ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל׃
[That is, this redeemer] He shall be to you a restorer of life
וְהָיָה לָךְ לְמֵשִׁיב נֶפֶשׁ
and a nourisher of your old age,
for your daughter-in-law... has given birth to him.”
כִּי כַלָּתֵךְ אֲשֶׁר־אֲהֵבַתֶךְ יְלָדַתּוּ אֲשֶׁר־הִיא טוֹבָה לָךְ מִשִּׁבְעָה בָּנִים׃
r [that is] who loves you,
[that is] who is more to you than seven sons."
Then Naomi took the child
וַתִּקַּח נָעֳמִי אֶת־הַיֶּלֶד
and [then] laid him on her lap
and [then] became his nurse.
s And [with the result that] the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying,
וַתִּקְרֶאנָה לוֹ הַשְּׁכֵנוֹת שֵׁם לֵאמֹר
[that is] “A son has been born to Naomi.”
[With the result that] They named him Obed.
וַתִּקְרֶאנָה שְׁמוֹ עוֹבֵד
[That is] He was the father of Jesse, the father of David .
הוּא אֲבִי־יִשַׁי אֲבִי דָוִד׃פ
Now [to explain this child's place in the generations] these are the generations of Perez:
וְאֵלֶּה תּוֹלְדוֹת פָּרֶץ
t [that is] Perez fathered Hezron,
פֶּרֶץ הוֹלִיד אֶת־חֶצְרוֹן׃
[then] Hezron fathered Ram,
וְחֶצְרוֹן הוֹלִיד אֶת־רָם
[then] Ram fathered Amminadab,
וְרָם הוֹלִיד אֶת־עַמִּינָדָב׃
u [then] Amminadab fathered Nahshon,
וְעַמִּינָדָב הוֹלִיד אֶת־נַחְשׁוֹן
[then] Nahshon fathered Salmon,
וְנַחְשׁוֹן הוֹלִיד אֶת־שַׂלְמָה׃
[then] Salmon fathered Boaz,
וְשַׂלְמוֹן הוֹלִיד אֶת־בֹּעַז
[then] Boaz fathered Obed,
וּבֹעַז הוֹלִיד אֶת־עוֹבֵד׃
[then] Obed fathered Jesse,
וְעֹבֵד הוֹלִיד אֶת־יִשָׁי
and [then] Jesse fathered David .
וְיִשַׁי הוֹלִיד אֶת־דָּוִד׃
David, "renowned in Israel" (v. 14d)
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Ruth 4:13-22 ESV
Ruth and Boaz Marry 13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, n and the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. 14 o Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord , who has not left you this day without p a redeemer, and may his name q 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, r 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 s 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: t Perez fathered Hezron, 19 Hezron fathered Ram, Ram fathered Amminadab, 20 u Amminadab fathered Nahshon, Nahshon fathered Salmon, 21 Salmon fathered Boaz, Boaz fathered Obed, 22 Obed fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered David.