Ruth 3:12

“And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ruth 3:12

And now it is true, that I am thy neare kinseman: howbeit there is a kinseman nearer then I.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now it is true I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now it is true that I am a near kinsman; howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now it is true that I am a near relation: but there is a relation nearer than I.
- Basic English Bible

And now, truly I am one that has the right of redemption, yet there is one that has the right of redemption who is nearer than I.
- Darby Bible

And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: yet there is a kinsman nearer than I.
- Webster's Bible

Now it is true that I am a near kinsman; however there is a kinsman nearer than I.
- World English Bible

And now, surely, true, that I [am] a redeemer, but also there is a redeemer nearer than I.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And now it is true that I am a near kinsman; howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ruth 3:12

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 3:12


3:10 Shewed kindness - Both to thy deceased husband, the continuance of whose name and memory thou seekest; and to thy mother - in - law, whose commands thou hast punctually obeyed. Followedst not - To seek thy marriage here, or in thy own country, as thou wouldst have done if thou hadst not preferred obedience to God's command, before pleasing thyself.

3:13 Perform, &c. - Take thee to wife, to raise up seed to his brother. Bishop Hall sums up the matter thus. Boaz, instead of touching her as a wanton, blesseth her as a father, encourages her as a friend, promises her as a kinsman, rewards her as a patron, and sends her away laden with hopes and gifts, no less chast, but more happy than she came. O admirable temperance, worthy the progenitor of him, in whose lips and heart there was no guile!

3:14 Let it not, &c. - He takes care to preserve not only his conscience towards God, but his reputation, and hers also, among men.


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