Ruth 4:14
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English Standard Version
Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel!

King James Bible
And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.

American Standard Version
And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be Jehovah, who hath not left thee this day without a near kinsman; and let his name be famous in Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the women said to Noemi: Blessed be the Lord, who hath not suffered thy family to want a successor, that his name should be preserved in Israel.

English Revised Version
And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a near kinsman, and let his name be famous in Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the women said to Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, who hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.

Ruth 4:14 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This declaration he confirmed by what was a usual custom at that time in renouncing a right. This early custom is described in Ruth 4:7, and there its application to the case before us is mentioned afterwards. "Now this was (took place) formerly in Israel in redeeming and exchanging, to confirm every transaction: A man took off his shoe and gave it to another, and this was a testimony in Israel." From the expression "formerly," and also from the description given of the custom in question, it follows that it had gone out of use at the time when our book was composed. The custom itself, which existed among the Indians and the ancient Germans, arose from the fact that fixed property was taken possession of by treading upon the soil, and hence taking off the shoe and handing it to another was a symbol of the transfer of a possession or right of ownership (see the remarks on Deuteronomy 25:9 and my Bibl. Archol. ii. p. 66). The Piel קיּם is rarely met with in Hebrew; in the present instance it was probably taken from the old legal phraseology. The only other places in which it occurs are Ezekiel 13:6; Psalm 119:28, Psalm 119:106, and the book of Esther, where it is used more frequently as a Chaldaism.

Ruth 4:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the women

Luke 1:58 And her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy on her; and they rejoiced with her.

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.

Blessed

Genesis 29:35 And she conceived again, and bore a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah...

Psalm 34:1-3 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth...

Psalm 103:1,2 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name...

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

which hath

Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who has not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth...

left thee [heb] caused to cease unto thee
kinsman, or, redeemer
that his

Ruth 4:21,22 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed...

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

Isaiah 11:1-4 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots...

Matthew 1:5-20 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse...

Cross References
Luke 1:58
And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.

Genesis 24:27
and said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the LORD has led me in the way to the house of my master's kinsmen."

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