Ruth 4:16

“And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ruth 4:16

And Naomi tooke the childe, and laid it in her bosome, and became nurse vnto it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Naomi took the child and put her arms round it, and she took care of it.
- Basic English Bible

And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.
- Darby Bible

And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became its nurse.
- Webster's Bible

Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.
- World English Bible

And Naomi taketh the lad, and layeth him in her bosom, and is to him for a nurse;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ruth 4:16

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 4:16


4:14 Which hath not, &c. - The words may be rendered, Which hath not made, or suffered thy kinsman to fail thee; that is, to refuse the performances of his duty to thee and thine, as the other kinsman did. Famous - Heb. and his name shall be famous in Israel, for this noble and worthy action.

4:15 Thy life - That is, of the comfort of thy life. Born him - Or, hath born to him; that is, to thy kinsman a son. Better than seven sons - See how God sometimes makes up the want of those relations from whom we expected most comfort, in those from whom we expected least! The bonds of love prove stronger than those of nature.

4:17 A name - That is, they gave her advice about his name; for otherwise they had no power or right to do so. Obed - A servant, to thee, to nourish, and comfort, and assist thee; which duty children owe to their progenitors.


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