Ruth 4:2
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New International Version
Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, "Sit here," and they did so.

New Living Translation
Then Boaz called ten leaders from the town and asked them to sit as witnesses.

English Standard Version
And he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, “Sit down here.” So they sat down.

New American Standard Bible
He took ten men of the elders of the city and said, "Sit down here." So they sat down.

King James Bible
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Boaz took 10 men of the town's elders and said, "Sit here." And they sat down.

International Standard Version
Boaz selected ten of the town elders and spoke to them, "Sit down here." So they sat down

NET Bible
Boaz chose ten of the village leaders and said, "Sit down here!" So they sat down.

New Heart English Bible
He took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, "Sit down here." They sat down.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Boaz chose ten men who were leaders of that city and said, "Sit here." So they also sat down.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said: 'Sit ye down here.' And they sat down.

New American Standard 1977
And he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, “Sit down here.” So they sat down.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, Sit down here. And they sat down.

King James 2000 Bible
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit down here. And they sat down.

American King James Version
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit you down here. And they sat down.

American Standard Version
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Booz taking ten men of the ancients of the city, said to them: Sit ye down here.

Darby Bible Translation
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit down here. And they sat down.

English Revised Version
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.

World English Bible
He took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, "Sit down here." They sat down.

Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh ten men of the elders of the city, and saith, 'Sit down here;' and they sit down.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-8 This matter depended on the laws given by Moses about inheritances, and doubtless the whole was settled in the regular and legal manner. This kinsman, when he heard the conditions of the bargain, refused it. In like manner many are shy of the great redemption; they are not willing to espouse religion; they have heard well of it, and have nothing to say against it; they will give it their good word, but they are willing to part with it, and cannot be bound to it, for fear of marring their own inheritance in this world. The right was resigned to Boaz. Fair and open dealing in all matters of contract and trade, is what all must make conscience of, who would approve themselves true Israelites, without guile. Honesty will be found the best policy.
Study Bible
Boaz Redeems Ruth
1Now 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 turned aside and sat down. 2He took ten men of the elders of the city and said, "Sit down here." So they sat down. 3Then he 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.…
Cross References
1 Kings 21:8
So she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his seal, and sent letters to the elders and to the nobles who were living with Naboth in his city.

Proverbs 31:23
Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
Treasury of Scripture

And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit you down here. And they sat down.

the elders

Exodus 18:21,22 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as …

Exodus 21:8 If she please not her master, who has betrothed her to himself, then …

Deuteronomy 29:10 You stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains …

Deuteronomy 31:28 Gather to me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that …

1 Kings 21:8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal…

Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

Lamentations 5:14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their music.

Acts 6:12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, …

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