SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:10 Y que también tomo por mi mujer a Rut la moabita, mujer de Mahlón, para que yo levante el nombre del difunto sobre su heredad, para que el nombre del muerto no se pierda de entre sus hermanos y de la puerta (o congregación ) de su lugar. Vosotros seréis hoy testigos.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 10. Moreover, Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife , etc.] Which was the condition on which the purchase of the land was, that whoever bought that should take her for his wife; nor did Boaz do evil in marrying her, though a Moabitess. Moab was not one of the nations with whom marriage was forbidden; and though it was a Heathenish and idolatrous nation, and so on that account it was not fit and proper to marry with such, yet Ruth was become a proselytess; nor was this contrary to the law in ( Deuteronomy 23:3), since, according to the sense the Jews give of it, it respects men, and not women, and such men who otherwise were capable of bearing offices in the congregation; “an Ammonite, and a Moabite (they say f77 ) are forbidden, and their prohibition is a perpetual one, but their women are free immediately:” to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance ; the name of Mahlon, Ruth’s former husband, to whom the inheritance would have come had he lived; the raising up of his name is not upon a son of hers by Boaz, for her firstborn was called Obed, and not Mahlon, and is always spoken of as the son of Boaz, and not of Mahlon, but upon his inheritance, having bought his wife along with it, which the register of the purchase would show, and so cause his name to be remembered; and, as Jarchi says, when Ruth went in and out upon the estate or inheritance, they would say, this was the wife of Mahlon, and so through her his name would be made mention of: that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of this place ; might not be quite forgotten both in the city and in the court, and be remembered no more: ye are witnesses this day ; this is repeated, that they might answer to it, as they do in the next verse.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 9-12 - Men are ready to seize opportunities for increasing their estates, but few know the value of godliness. Such are the wise men of this world whom the Lord charges with folly. They attend not to the concerns of their souls, but reject the salvation of Christ, for fear of marrin their inheritance. But God did Boaz the honour to bring him into the line of the Messiah, while the kinsman, who was afraid of lessenin himself, and marring his inheritance, has his name, family, an inheritance forgotten.
Original Hebrew וגם 1571 את 853 רות 7327 המאביה 4125 אשׁת 802 מחלון 4248 קניתי 7069 לי לאשׁה 802 להקים 6965 שׁם 8034 המת 4191 על 5921 נחלתו 5159 ולא 3808 יכרת 3772 שׁם 8034 המת 4191 מעם 5973 אחיו 251 ומשׁער 8179 מקומו 4725 עדים 5707 אתם 859 היום׃ 3117