Ruth 4:8
New International Version
So the guardian-redeemer said to Boaz, "Buy it yourself." And he removed his sandal.

New Living Translation
So the other family redeemer drew off his sandal as he said to Boaz, “You buy the land.”

English Standard Version
So when the redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself,” he drew off his sandal.

Berean Study Bible
So the kinsman-redeemer removed his sandal and said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself.”

New American Standard Bible
So the closest relative said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." And he removed his sandal.

New King James Version
Therefore the close relative said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself.” So he took off his sandal.

King James Bible
Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.

Christian Standard Bible
So the redeemer removed his sandal and said to Boaz, "Buy back the property yourself."

Contemporary English Version
So after the man had agreed to let Boaz buy the property, he took off one of his sandals and handed it to Boaz.

Good News Translation
So when the man said to Boaz, "You buy it," he took off his sandal and gave it to Boaz.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the redeemer removed his sandal and said to Boaz, "Buy back the property yourself."

International Standard Version
So when the nearer related redeemer told Boaz, "Make the purchase yourself," he then took off his sandal.

NET Bible
So the guardian said to Boaz, "You may acquire it," and he removed his sandal.

New Heart English Bible
So the near kinsman said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." And he took off his sandal and gave it to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So when the man said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself," he took off his sandal.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So the near kinsman said unto Boaz: 'Buy it for thyself.' And he drew off his shoe.

New American Standard 1977
So the closest relative said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself.” And he removed his sandal.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, the former owner of the right of redemption said unto Boaz, Buy it thyself. So he drew off his shoe.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for yourself. So he took off his shoe.

American King James Version
Therefore the kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for you. So he drew off his shoe.

American Standard Version
So the near kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thyself. And he drew off his shoe.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the kinsman said to Booz, Buy my right for thyself: and he took off his shoe and gave it to him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Booz said to his kinsman: Put off thy shoe. And immediately he took it off from his foot.

Darby Bible Translation
And he that had the right of redemption said to Boaz, Buy for thyself; and he drew off his sandal.

English Revised Version
So the near kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thyself. And he drew off his shoe.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore the kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for thyself. So he drew off his shoe.

World English Bible
So the near kinsman said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." He took off his shoe.

Young's Literal Translation
And the redeemer saith to Boaz, 'Buy it for thyself,' and draweth off his sandal.
Study Bible
Boaz Redeems Ruth
7Now in former times in Israel, concerning the redemption or exchange of property, to make any matter legally binding a man would remove his sandal and give it to the other party, and this was a confirmation in Israel. 8So the kinsman-redeemer removed his sandal and said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself.” 9At this, Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses today that I am buying from Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech, Chilion, and Mahlon.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 25:9
his brother's widow shall go up to him in the presence of the elders, remove his sandal, spit in his face, and declare, "This is what is done to the man who will not maintain his brother's line."

Ruth 4:7
Now in former times in Israel, concerning the redemption or exchange of property, to make any matter legally binding a man would remove his sandal and give it to the other party, and this was a confirmation in Israel.

Ruth 4:9
At this, Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses today that I am buying from Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech, Chilion, and Mahlon.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore the kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for you. So he drew off his shoe.







Lexicon
So the kinsman-redeemer
הַגֹּאֵ֛ל (hag·gō·’êl)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1350: To redeem, act as kinsman

removed
וַיִּשְׁלֹ֖ף (way·yiš·lōp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8025: To pull out, up, off

his sandal
נַעֲלֽוֹ׃ (na·‘ă·lōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5275: A sandal tongue, a sandal, slipper

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

to Boaz,
לְבֹ֖עַז (lə·ḇō·‘az)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1162: Boaz -- 'quickness', an ancestor of David, also a pillar before the temple

“Buy [it]
קְנֵה־ (qə·nêh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7069: To erect, create, to procure, by purchase, to own

for yourself.”
לָ֑ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(8) Drew.--The same word in the Hebrew as plucked in Ruth 4:7.

Verse 8. - And the kinsman said to Boaz, Acquire for thyself; and drew off his shoe. On the instant that he said, "Acquire for thyself," viz., the land with its living appurtenant, he drew off his shoe and presented it. Josephus allowed his imagination to run off with his memory when, mixing up the historical case before us with the details of the ancient Levirate law (Deuteronomy 25:7-9), which were, in later times at all events, more honored in the breach than in the observance, he represents Boaz as "bidding the woman loose the man's shoe and spit in his face." The actual ceremony was not an insult, but a graphic and inoffensive attestation. Yet it gradually wore out and was superseded. No vestige of it remained in the days of the writer, and the Chaldea Targumist seems to have been scarcely able to realize that such a custom could ever have existed, he represents the anonymous kinsman as drawing off his "right-hand glove" and handing it to Boas. But take note of the German word for "glove," viz., Hand. schuh (a hand-shoe). 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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