Ruth 4:16
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New International Version
Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him.

New Living Translation
Naomi took the baby and cuddled him to her breast. And she cared for him as if he were her own.

English Standard Version
Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her lap and became his nurse.

New American Standard Bible
Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse.

King James Bible
And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Naomi took the child, placed him on her lap, and took care of him.

International Standard Version
Naomi took care of the child, taking him to her breast and becoming his nurse.

NET Bible
Naomi took the child and placed him on her lap; she became his caregiver.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Naomi took the child, held him on her lap, and became his guardian.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Naomi took the child and laid it in her bosom and was his nurse.

King James 2000 Bible
And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.

American King James Version
And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.

American Standard Version
And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Noemi taking the child laid it in her bosom, and she carried it, and was a nurse unto it.

Darby Bible Translation
And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.

English Revised Version
And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became its nurse.

World English Bible
Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.

Young's Literal Translation
And Naomi taketh the lad, and layeth him in her bosom, and is to him for a nurse;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:13-22 Ruth bore a son, through whom thousands and myriads were born to God; and in being the lineal ancestor of Christ, she was instrumental in the happiness of all that shall be saved by him; even of us Gentiles, as well as those of Jewish descent. She was a witness for God to the Gentile world, that he had not utterly forsaken them, but that in due time they should become one with his chosen people, and partake of his salvation. Prayer to God attended the marriage, and praise to him attended the birth of the child. What a pity it is that pious language should not be more used among Christians, or that it should be let fall into formality! Here is the descent of David from Ruth. And the period came when Bethlehem-Judah displayed greater wonders than those in the history of Ruth, when the outcast babe of another forlorn female of the same race appeared, controlling the counsels of the Roman master of the world, and drawing princes and wise men from the east, with treasures of gold, and frankincense, and myrrh to his feet. His name shall endure for ever, and all nations shall call Him blessed. In that Seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - And Naomi took the boy, and placed him in her bosom, and she became his foster-mother. She became his nurse in chief.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom,.... As a token of her most tender love and affection for it; this it is probable she did quickly after the birth of it:

and became a nurse unto it; that is, after the mother had suckled and weaned it, then she took it from her, and brought it up.



Ruth 4:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
Boaz Marries Ruth
15"May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him." 16Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse. 17The neighbor women gave him a name, saying, "A son has been born to Naomi!" So they named him Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
Cross References
Ruth 4:15
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."

Ruth 4:17
The women living there said, "Naomi has a son!" And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
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