SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:9 Â¶ Y Booz dijo a los ancianos y a todo el pueblo: Vosotros seréis hoy testigos de como tomo todas las cosas que fueron de Elimelec, y todo lo que fue de Quelión y de Mahlón, de mano de Noemí.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 9. And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people , etc.] Who were present at the gate of the city, or in court: ye are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s ; all the land which belonged to him, who was the husband of Naomi, and the father of Ruth’s husband, whose estate Boaz now bought, paying the value for it to Naomi: and all that was Chilion’s and Mahlon’s ; the two sons of Elimelech, who, had they been living, would have enjoyed their father’s estate; but they being dead, it devolved on the mother, and after her on the widows, who must therefore agree to the sale of the estate, as Ruth did, (see Ruth 4:5). Of Orpah no notice is taken, because she returned to her own land; and besides Mahlon, the husband of Ruth, was the elder brother, and therefore had the first right to the inheritance; but as it was in the hands of Naomi now, the purchase was made of her principally, and therefore Boaz is said to purchase it of the hand of Naomi ; to whom the money was paid, and who delivered the estate to him.
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 ויאמר 559 בעז 1162 לזקנים 2205 וכל 3605 העם 5971 עדים 5707 אתם 859 היום 3117 כי 3588 קניתי 7069 את 853 כל 3605 אשׁר 834 לאלימלך 458 ואת 853 כל 3605 אשׁר 834 לכליון 3630 ומחלון 4248 מיד 3027 נעמי׃ 5281