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"Step aside, old friend," said Boaz. Buy it back... Study verse in the The Message Ruth 1-4 The Message (MSG) 1 1-2 Once upon a time—it was back in the days when judges led Israel— there was a famine in the land. Don't have an account? 7 In the olden times in Israel, this is how they handled official business regarding matters of property and inheritance: a man would take off his shoe and give it to the other person. “Take a seat.” The man sat down. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Ruth: Under the Wings of God. I thought you ought to know about it. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. The memory and reputation of the deceased is not going to disappear out of this family or from his hometown. A man from Bethlehem in Judah left home to live in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. By God’s gracious gift she conceived and had a son. 1 It so happened that Naomi had a relative by marriage, a man prominent and rich, connected with Elimelech's family. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. Buy it back if you want it—you can make it official in the presence of those sitting here and before the town elders. He’ll take care of you in old age. Chapter 4 is also a stark contrast to what we read in chapter 1. 4 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate(A)and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer[a](B)he had mentioned(C)came along. ... Scripture: Ruth 4. He didn’t leave you without family to carry on your life. What are the benefits of creating an account? To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. 4 Boaz went straight to the public square and took his place there. Scripture: Ruth 1. Ruth: Sweet and Bitter Providence. Ruth 4:6. Ruth 4:13-17 - NIV: So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. I thought you ought to know about it. John Piper Sep 4, 2008 1 Share God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. His name was Boaz. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! 10 including responsibility for Ruth the foreigner, the widow of Mahlon - I'll take her as my wife and keep the name of the deceased alive along with his inheritance. The Message Ruth 4:5. Perez had Hezron,Hezron had Ram,Ram had Amminadab,Amminadab had Nahshon,Nahshon had Salmon,Salmon had Boaz,Boaz had Obed,Obed had Jesse,and Jesse had David. She sought to justify this by claiming that God had dealt harshly with her. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. Ruth: May the Redeemer's Name Be Renowned. Conference Message. John Piper Sep 2, 2008 17 Shares Sermon. The concluding blessing of the elders (Ruth 4:11–12) and the women of Bethlehem (Ruth 4:14–15) weaves the story of Ruth and Naomi into the themes of the messianic seed from Genesis. Ruth 4. 9-10 Boaz then addressed the elders and all the people in the town square that day: “You are witnesses today that I have bought from Naomi everything that belonged to Elimelech and Kilion and Mahlon, including responsibility for Ruth the foreigner, the widow of Mahlon—I’ll take her as my wife and keep the name of the deceased alive along with his inheritance. Try it for 30 days FREE. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! You’re first in line to do this and I’m next after you.”, 5 Then Boaz added, “You realize, don’t you, that when you buy the field from Naomi, you also get Ruth the Moabite, the widow of our dead relative, along with the redeemer responsibility to have children with her to carry on the family inheritance.”, 6 Then the relative said, “Oh, I can’t do that—I’d jeopardize my own family’s inheritance. Ruth 4:8 (The Message Bible) Genesis 1:1 (Read all of Genesis 1) First this: God created the Heavens and Earth - all you see, all you don't see. Ruth 4:9 "And Boaz said unto the elders, and [unto] all the people, Ye [are] witnesses this day, that … 7 In the olden times in Israel, this is how they handled official business regarding matters of property and inheritance: a man would take off his shoe and give it to the other person. Ruth and Naomi. May God make you a pillar in Ephrathah and famous in Bethlehem! Ruth 4: God Provides a REDEEMER (Preacher: I began with a children’s message, asking the children about their favorite fairy tale or animated movie. 4 Boaz went straight to the public square and took his place there. This was the same as an official seal or personal signature in Israel. They know that Ruth was married for ten years without a child. Before long the “closer relative,” the one mentioned earlier by Boaz, strolled by. Before long the “closer relative,” the one mentioned earlier by Boaz, strolled by. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The memory and reputation of the deceased is not going to disappear out of this family or from his hometown. Third, who was it that gave to the barren womb of Ruth the child so that the neighborhood women could say, "A son has been born to Naomi"? Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. To all this you are witnesses this very day.”, 11-12 All the people in the town square that day, backing up the elders, said, “Yes, we are witnesses. Jul 8, 1984. “Step aside, old friend,” said Boaz. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down. The Message Ruth 4:12. Learn more. Sep 4, 2008. Buy it back if you want it—you can make it official in the presence of those sitting here and before the town elders. With the children GOD gives you from this young woman, may your family rival the family of Perez, the son Tamar bore to Judah." With the children God gives you from this young woman, may your family rival the family of Perez, the son Tamar bore to Judah.”. The man sat down. [4] Off with that smelly sandal! 2 Boaz took ten of the elders(D)of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so. 17 The neighborhood women started calling him “Naomi’s baby boy!” But his real name was Obed. Sep 2, 2008. Scripture Reference. Listen; Download; May 26, 2002. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. 9-10 Boaz then addressed the elders and all the people in the town square that day: “You are witnesses today that I have bought from Naomi everything that belonged to Elimelech and Kilion and Mahlon, including responsibility for Ruth the foreigner, the widow of Mahlon—I’ll take her as my wife and keep the name of the deceased alive along with his inheritance. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. The townspeople pray for Boaz and Ruth. It concludes with the genealogy that very clearly connects King David with the line of Judges, via Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4… 1 1 Once upon a time - it was back in the days when judges led Israel - there was a famine in the land. 2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. … And this daughter-in-law who has brought him into the world and loves you so much, why, she’s worth more to you than seven sons!”. A man from Bethlehem in Judah left home to live in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. He didn’t leave you without family to carry on your life. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Ruth 4:4 - MSG - I thought you ought to know about it. And isn’t Boaz our close relative, the one with whose young women you’ve been working? But now as we come to ch 4 when it comes to the actual act of redemption in chapter 4 there is not the least mention of Ruth doing anything more. 1. Boaz Marries Ruth 4 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer[a] he had mentioned came along. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. You’re first in line to do this and I’m next after you.”, 5 Then Boaz added, “You realize, don’t you, that when you buy the field from Naomi, you also get Ruth the Moabite, the widow of our dead relative, along with the redeemer responsibility to have children with her to carry on the family inheritance.”, 6 Then the relative said, “Oh, I can’t do that—I’d jeopardize my own family’s inheritance. "Take a seat." And he turned aside, and sat down. The Essential Evangelical Parallel Bible (NKJV/ESV/NLT/, The Message Raspberry Blossom, Personal Size + Topical Concordance. 2 The man's name was Elimelech; his wife's name was Naomi; his sons were named Mahlon and Kilion - all Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. 2 One day Ruth, the Moabite foreigner, said to Naomi, "I'm going to work; I'm going out to glean among the sheaves, following after some harvester who will treat me kindly." Perez had Hezron,Hezron had Ram,Ram had Amminadab,Amminadab had Nahshon,Nahshon had Salmon,Salmon had Boaz,Boaz had Obed,Obed had Jesse,and Jesse had David. Before long the "closer relative," the one mentioned earlier by Boaz, strolled by. Boaz is now centre stage. Ruth 4 The Marriage of Ruth 1 Then Boaz went up to the city gate [where business and legal matters were settled] and sat down, and then the close relative (redeemer) of whom Boaz had spoken came by. 14-15 The town women said to Naomi, “Blessed be God! You have first redeemer rights. The Message; Ruth 4 Ruth 4. Maybe it’s time to make our move. Ruth 4:13 - MSG - Boaz married Ruth. The man sat down. Ruth 4:7-10 Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning the redemption and the exchange of land to confirm any matter: a man removed his sandal and gave it to another; and this was the manner of attestation in Israel. “Take a seat.” The man sat down. Then Boaz added, "You realize, don't you, that when you buy the field from Naomi, you also get Ruth the Moabite, the widow of our dead relative, along with the redeemer responsibility to have children with her to carry on the family inheritance." Ruth 4 The Message Bible << Ruth 3 | Ruth 4 | 1 Samuel 1 >> Boaz Marries Ruth. 10 including responsibility for Ruth the foreigner, the widow of Mahlon—I'll take her as my wife and keep the name of the deceased alive along with his inheritance. May this baby grow up to be famous in Israel! The nearer kinsman declines his right of redemption. If you don’t want it, tell me so I’ll know where I stand. Previously Ruth had come with her need and now this chapter is given over to all the work that Boaz the kinsman redeemer has to do. So … “Step aside, old friend,” said Boaz. The memory and reputation of the deceased is not going to disappear out of this family or from his hometown. Ruth 4 Boaz Redeems Ruth. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. "Take a seat." “Step aside, old friend,” said Boaz. To all … Look at 4:11. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! And this daughter-in-law who has brought him into the world and loves you so much, why, she’s worth more to you than seven sons!”. “Like the narratives of Genesis, of the Deuteronomistic Historians, and the Chronicler,” Block argues, “Ruth communicates a profound theological and ideological message.” (48) (48) Here is a helpful overview of three aspects of this message that might seem surprising, but will aide your teaching of Ruth, nevertheless. Obed was the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David. May God make this woman who is coming into your household like Rachel and Leah, the two women who built the family of Israel. Ruth 4:4-6 The Message (MSG) 3-4 Boaz then said to his relative, “The piece of property that belonged to our relative Elimelech is being sold by his widow Naomi, who has just returned from the country of Moab. Boaz provides, redeems, purchases, and rescues Ruth just as Jesus did for us. He’ll take care of you in old age. … She became his wife. Ruth Chapter 4 Summary. To all this you are witnesses this very day." Try it free for 30 days. Boaz slept with her. 14-15 The town women said to Naomi, “Blessed be God! I thought you ought to know about it. God's Spirit brooded like a … Naomi said, "Go ahead, dear daughter." Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. MSG 1 Boaz went straight to the public square and took his place there. John Piper Jul 22, 1984 574 Shares Conference Message. Ruth 4 – The Marriage of Boaz and Ruth A. This was the same as an official seal or personal signature in Israel. He said to him, “Come over here, Scripture: Ruth 4. May this baby grow up to be famous in Israel! Buy it back if you want it—you can make it official in the presence of those sitting here and before the town elders. Ruth 4; 1 Samuel 1 Read chapter in The Message Bible. Before long the “closer relative,” the one mentioned earlier by Boaz, strolled by. "Step aside, old friend," said Boaz. You go ahead and buy it—you can have my rights—I can’t do it.”. The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the LORD, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. 4 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! 4 1 Boaz went straight to the public square and took his place there. 1-2 One day her mother-in-law Naomi said to Ruth, “My dear daughter, isn’t it about time I arranged a good home for you so you can have a happy life? Ruth 4 Commentary: Verses 3 – 4 3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech’s: 4 And I thought to advertise thee [Or “alert you”], saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. He’ll make you young again! 2 Boaz then gathered ten of the town elders together and said, “Sit down here with us; we’ve got some business to take care of.” And they sat down. turn aside, sit down here. Is there a … The memory and reputation of the deceased is not going to disappear out of this family or from his hometown. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. Obed was the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David. Before long the "closer relative," the one mentioned earlier by Boaz, strolled by. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? 13 Boaz married Ruth. 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