Ruth 4:8

“Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ruth 4:8

Therfore the kinseman said vnto Boaz, Buy it for thee: so he drew off his shooe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the closest relative said to Boaz, "Buy {it} for yourself. And he removed his sandal."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So the near kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thyself. And he drew off his shoe.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the near relation said to Boaz, Take it for yourself. And he took off his shoe.
- Basic English Bible

And he that had the right of redemption said to Boaz, Buy for thyself; and he drew off his sandal.
- Darby Bible

Therefore the kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for thyself. So he drew off his shoe.
- Webster's Bible

So the near kinsman said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." He took off his shoe.
- World English Bible

And the redeemer saith to Boaz, `Buy [it] for thyself,' and draweth off his sandal.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So the near kinsman said unto Boaz: 'Buy it for thyself.' And he drew off his shoe.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ruth 4:8

Wesley's Notes for Ruth 4:8

4:6 Mar - Either because having no children of his own, he might have one, and but one son by Ruth, who, though he should carry away his inheritance, yet would not bear his name, but the name of Ruth's husband; and so by preserving another man's name, he should lose his own. Or, because as his inheritance would be but very little increased by this marriage, so it might be much diminished by being divided amongst his many children, which he possibly had already, and might probably have more by Ruth. My right - Which I freely resign to thee.

4:7 All things - That is, in all alienation of lands. So that it is no wonder if this ceremony differ a little from that, #Deut 25:9|, because that concerned only one case, but this is more general. Besides, he pleads not the command of God, but only ancient custom, for this practice. Gave it - He who relinquished his right to another, plucked off his own shoe and gave it to him. This was symbolical, and a significant and convenient ceremony, as if he said, take this shoe wherewith I used to go and tread upon my land, and in that shoe do thou enter upon it, and take possession of it. This was a testimony - This was admitted for sufficient evidence in all such cases.

4:10 From the gate - That is, from among the inhabitants dwelling within the gate of this city, which was Bethlehem - judah.

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