Ruth 4:2
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then Boaz took ten of the elders of the city and said, “Sit here,” and they did so.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Then Boaz got ten of the town leaders and also asked them to sit down. After they had sat down,

Good News Translation
Then Boaz got ten of the leaders of the town and asked them to sit down there too. When they were seated,

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Booz took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye 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.
Study Bible
Boaz Redeems Ruth
1Meanwhile Boaz went to the gate and sat down there. Soon the kinsman-redeemer of whom he had spoken came along, and Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down. 2Then Boaz took ten of the elders of the city and said, “Sit here,” and they did so. 3And he said to the kinsman-redeemer, “Naomi, who has returned from the land of Moab, is selling a piece of land that belonged to our brother Elimelech.…
Cross References
1 Kings 21:8
Then Jezebel wrote letters in Ahab's name, sealed them with his seal, and sent them to the elders and nobles who lived with Naboth in his city.

Proverbs 31:23
Her husband is known at the city gate, where 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 thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: …

Exodus 21:8
If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.

Deuteronomy 29:10
Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel,







Lexicon
Then Boaz took
וַיִּקַּ֞ח (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

ten
עֲשָׂרָ֧ה (‘ă·śā·rāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6235: Ten

of the elders
מִזִּקְנֵ֥י (miz·ziq·nê)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

of the city
הָעִ֖יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

and said,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Sit
שְׁבוּ־ (šə·ḇū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

here,”
פֹ֑ה (p̄ōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6311: This place, here

and they did so.
וַיֵּשֵֽׁבוּ׃ (way·yê·šê·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry
Verse 2. - And he took ten men of the elderly inhabitants of the city, and he said, Sit ye here; and they sat down. Boaz wished to have a full complement of witnesses to the important transaction which he contemplated. 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.
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