New American Standard Bible
"Then the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he persists and says, 'I do not desire to take her,'
King James Bible
Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;
Darby Bible Translation
Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak unto him; and if he stand to it and say, I like not to take her;
World English Bible
Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand, and say, "I don't want to take her;"
Young's Literal Translation
and the elders of his city have called for him, and spoken unto him, and he hath stood and said, I have no desire to take her;
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10. Nor, because I called Ruth blessed, Anna more blessed, in that the former married twice, the latter, being soon widowed of her one husband, so lived long, do you straightway also think that you are better than Ruth. Forsooth different in the times of the Prophets was the dispensation of holy females, whom obedience, not lust, forced to marry, for the propagation of the people of God,  that in them Prophets of Christ might be sent beforehand; whereas the People itself also, by those things …
St. Augustine—On the Good of Widowhood.
Genealogy of Jesus According to Matthew.
"But if the man does not desire to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, 'My husband's brother refuses to establish a name for his brother in Israel; he is not willing to perform the duty of a husband's brother to me.'
then his brother's wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, 'Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother's house.'
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.
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