SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:4 y yo decidí hacértelo saber, y decirte que las tomes delante de los que están aquí sentados, y delante de los ancianos de mi pueblo. Si hubieres de redimir, redime; y si no quisieres redimir, decláramelo para que yo lo sepa; porque no hay otro que redima sino tú, y yo después de ti. Y él otro respondió: Yo redimiré.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ruth 4:4 Verse 4. I thought to advertise thee] Both Dr. Kennicott and Father Houbigant have noticed several corruptions in the pronouns of this and the following verses; and their criticisms have been confirmed by a great number of MSS. since collated. The text corrected reads thus: "And I said I will reveal this to thy ear, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it; but if thou wilt not redeem it, tell me, that I may know; for there is none to redeem it but thou, and I who am next to thee. And he said, I will redeem it. And Boaz said, In the day that thou redeemest the land from the hand of Naomi, thou wilt also acquire Ruth, the wife of the dead, that thou mayest raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance;" chap. iv. 4, 5. - See Kennicott's Dissertations, vol. i., p. 449; Houbigant in loco; and the Variae Lectiones of Kennicott and Deuteronomy Rossi. This is Boaz's statement of the case before the kinsman, and before the people and the elders.
I will redeem it.] I will pay down the money which it is worth. He knew not of the following condition.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 4. And I thought to advertise thee , etc.] To give him notice of it; or “I said” f71 ; he said in his heart and mind, purposing to do it; or he said it to Ruth, promising her that he would do it: saying, buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people ; or before those that sat there, even the elders, as witnesses of the purchase: if thou wilt redeem it, redeem it : for it was redeemable by a near kinsman according to the law, even when said to another, in ( Leviticus 25:25), but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know ; what to do in this affair, whether to redeem it or not: for there is none to redeem it besides thee, and I am after thee ; he was the first, and Boaz was the next near kinsman, to whom the right of redemption belonged: and he said, I will redeem it : he chose to make the purchase, he liked the land, which he probably full well knew, and it might lie near his own, and make a good addition to it; and as the widow was determined, and under a necessity to sell, he might expect to have it at a cheap rate; all which might induce him at once to agree to be the purchaser.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-8 - This matter depended on the laws given by Moses about inheritances, an doubtless the whole was settled in the regular and legal manner. Thi kinsman, when he heard the conditions of the bargain, refused it. I like manner many are shy of the great redemption; they are not willin 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 willin 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 an open dealing in all matters of contract and trade, is what all mus make conscience of, who would approve themselves true Israelites without guile. Honesty will be found the best policy.
Original Hebrew ואני 589 אמרתי 559 אגלה 1540 אזנך 241 לאמר 559 קנה 7069 נגד 5048 הישׁבים 3427 ונגד 5048 זקני 2205 עמי 5971 אם 518 תגאל 1350 גאל 1350 ואם 518 לא 3808 יגאל 1350 הגידה 5046 לי ואדע 3045 כי 3588 אין 369 זולתך 2108 לגאול 1350 ואנכי 595 אחריך 310 ויאמר 559 אנכי 595 אגאל׃ 1350