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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ruth 4:6


    CHAPTERS: Ruth 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

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    King James Bible - Ruth 4:6

    And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it.

    World English Bible

    The near kinsman said, "I can't redeem it for myself, lest I mar my own inheritance. Take my right of redemption for yourself; for I can't redeem it."

    Douay-Rheims - Ruth 4:6

    He answered: I yield up my right of next akin: for I must not cut off the posterity of my own
    family. Do thou make use of my privilege, which I profess I do willingly forego.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar my own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it.

    Original Hebrew

    ויאמר
    559 הגאל 1350 לא 3808 אוכל 3201 לגאול 1350 לי 1350 פן 6435 אשׁחית 7843 את 853 נחלתי 5159 גאל 1350 לך  אתה 859  את 853  גאלתי 1353  כי 3588  לא 3808  אוכל 3201  לגאל׃ 1350  

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:6

    Y respondió el redentor: No puedo redimir a mi provecho; porque por ventura echaría a perder mi heredad; redime tú, yo te traspaso mi derecho, porque yo no podré redimir.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ruth 4:6

    Verse 6. I cannot
    redeem it for myself] The Targum gives the proper sense of this passage: "And the kinsman said, On this ground I cannot redeem it, because I have a wife already; and I have no desire to take another, lest there should be contention in my house, and I should become a corrupter of my inheritance. Do thou redeem it, for thou hast no wife; for I cannot redeem it." This needs no comment. But still the gloss of the Targum has no foundation in the law of Moses. See the law, Deut. xxv. 5-9.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. And the kinsman said, I cannot
    redeem it for myself , etc.] On such a condition, because he had a wife, as the Targum suggests; and to take another would, as that intimates, tend to introduce contention into his family, and make him uncomfortable; so Josephus says f72 , he had a wife and children, for that reason it was not convenient for him to take the purchase on such a condition: lest I mar my own inheritance ; he considered, that as he had a wife and children already and as he might have more by marrying Ruth, his family expenses would be increased, and his estate diminished; and what would remain must be divided among many, and this estate in particular go to Ruth’s firstborn, whereby his own inheritance would be scattered and crumbled, and come to little or nothing; add to all which, he might suppose that her ancient mother Naomi would be upon his hands to maintain also: redeem thou my right for thyself which I am ready to give up to thee, for thou hast no wife, as the Targum expresses it: for I can not redeem it ; in the circumstances I am, and upon the condition annexed to the purchase.

    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

    ויאמר 559 הגאל 1350 לא 3808 אוכל 3201 לגאול 1350 לי 1350 פן 6435 אשׁחית 7843 את 853 נחלתי 5159 גאל 1350 לך  אתה 859  את 853  גאלתי 1353  כי 3588  לא 3808  אוכל 3201  לגאל׃ 1350  


    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

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