1 Ascendit ergo Booz ad portam et sedit ibi. Cumque vidisset propinquum praeterire, de quo locutus erat, dixit ad eum: "Declina paulisper et sede hic", vocans eum nomine suo. Qui divertit et sedit.
2 Tollens autem Booz decem viros de senioribus civitatis dixit ad eos: "Sedete hic".
3 Quibus sedentibus, locutus est ad propinquum: "Partem agri fratris nostri Elimelech vendit Noemi, quae reversa est de regione Moabitide.
4 Quod audire te volui et tibi dicere: Coram cunctis sedentibus et maioribus natu de populo meo, si vis possidere iure propinquitatis, eme et posside; sin autem tibi displicet, hoc ipsum indica mihi, ut sciam quid facere debeam. Nullus est enim propinquus, excepto te, qui prior es, et me, qui secundus sum". At ille respondit: "Ego agrum emam".
5 Cui dixit Booz: "Quando emeris agrum de manu Noemi, Ruth quoque Moabitidem, quae uxor defuncti fuit, debes accipere, ut suscites nomen defuncti propinqui tui in hereditate sua".
6 Qui respondit: "Cedo iure propinquitatis; neque enim possessionem familiae meae delere debeo. Tu meo utere privilegio, quo me libenter carere profiteor".
7 Hic autem erat mos antiquitus in Israel pro redemptione et commutatione: ut esset firma concessio, solvebat homo calceamentum suum et dabat proximo suo. Hoc erat testimonium cessionis in Israel.
8 Dixit ergo propinquus ad Booz: "Eme tibi". Et solvit calceamentum suum de pede suo.
9 Et Booz maioribus natu et universo populo: "Testes, inquit, vos estis hodie quod acquisierim omnia, quae fuerunt Elimelech et Chelion et Mahalon, tradente Noemi,
10 et etiam Ruth Moabitidem uxorem Mahalon in coniugium sumpserim, ut suscitem nomen defuncti in hereditate sua, ne vocabulum eius de fratribus suis et de porta loci sui deleatur. Vos, inquam, huius rei hodie testes estis".
11 Respondit omnis populus, qui erat in porta, et maiores natu: "Nos testes sumus; faciat Dominus hanc mulierem, quae ingreditur domum tuam, sicut Rachel et Liam, quae aedificaverunt ambae domum Israel. Fortiter age in Ephratha et fac tibi celebre nomen in Bethlehem!
12 Fiatque domus tua sicut domus Phares, quem Thamar peperit Iudae, de semine, quod dederit Dominus tibi ex hac puella!".
13 Tulit itaque Booz Ruth et accepit uxorem; ingressusque est ad eam, et dedit illi Dominus, ut conciperet et pareret filium.
14 Dixeruntque mulieres ad Noemi: "Benedictus Dominus, qui non est passus, ut deficeret tibi hodie, qui redimit familiam tuam, et vocetur nomen eius in Israel
15 et consoletur animam tuam et enutriat senectutem; de nuru enim tua natus est, quae te diligit et multo tibi est melior quam septem filii".
16 Susceptumque Noemi puerum posuit in sinu suo et gerulae officio fungebatur.
17 Vicinae autem mulieres congratulantes ei et dicentes: "Natus est filius Noemi!", vocaverunt nomen eius Obed. Hic est pater Isai patris David.
18 Hae sunt generationes Phares: Phares genuit Esrom,
19 Esrom genuit Aram, Aram genuit Aminadab,
20 Aminadab genuit Naasson, Naasson genuit Salmon,
21 Salmon genuit Booz, Booz genuit Obed,
22 Obed genuit Iesse, Iesse genuit David.
King James Version
1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down.
2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.
3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's:
4 And I thought to advertise thee, 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, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.
5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.
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.
7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.
8 Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.
9 ¶ And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.
10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.
11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Beth-lehem:
12 And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman.
13 ¶ So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.
14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.
15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.
16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.
17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
18 ¶ Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron,
19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab,
20 And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,
21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,
22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.