Ruth 4:16
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.

Berean Study Bible
And Naomi took the child, placed him on her lap, and became a nurse to him.

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

New King James Version
Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her bosom, and became a nurse to him.

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

NASB 1995
Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse.

NASB 1977
Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse.

Amplified Bible
Then Naomi took the child and placed him in her lap, and she became his nurse.

Christian Standard Bible
Naomi took the child, placed him on her lap, and became a mother to him.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Namei carried the boy and she laid him in her lap and she was a nursemaid to him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Noemin took the child and laid it in her bosom, and became a nurse to it.

Contemporary English Version
Naomi loved the boy and took good care of him.

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

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

Good News Translation
Naomi took the child, held him close, and took care of him.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.

Literal Standard Version
And Naomi takes the boy, and lays him in her bosom, and is to him for a nurse;

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

New Heart English Bible
Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and looked after him.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Boaz Marries Ruth
15He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.” 16And Naomi took the child, placed him on her lap, and became a nurse to him. 17The neighbor women said, “A son has been born to Naomi,” and they named him Obed. He became 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 is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth."

Ruth 4:17
The neighbor women said, "A son has been born to Naomi," and they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse, the father of David.


Treasury of Scripture

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









(16) Nurse.--The verb (aman) here is that used in Isaiah 49:23, "and kings shall be thy nursing fathers." That ordinarily used for the natural nursing of a woman is different.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And Naomi
נָעֳמִ֤י (nā·‘o·mî)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5281: Naomi -- mother-in-law of Ruth

took
וַתִּקַּ֨ח (wat·tiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

the child,
הַיֶּ֙לֶד֙ (hay·ye·leḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

placed
וַתְּשִׁתֵ֣הוּ (wat·tə·ši·ṯê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7896: To put, set

him on her lap,
בְחֵיקָ֔הּ (ḇə·ḥê·qāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2436: The bosom

and became
וַתְּהִי־ (wat·tə·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a nurse
לְאֹמֶֽנֶת׃ (lə·’ō·me·neṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 539: To confirm, support

to him.
ל֖וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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