Bible: Ruth 4:11-17

4:11 All the people who were at the gate and the elders replied, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is entering your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built up the house of Israel! May 1  you prosper 2  in Ephrathah and become famous 3  in Bethlehem. 4  4:12 May your family 5  become like the family of Perez 6 whom Tamar bore to Judah – through the descendants 7  the Lord gives you by this young woman.”

A Grandson is Born to Naomi

4:13 So Boaz married Ruth and had sexual relations with her. 8  The Lord enabled her to conceive 9  and she gave birth to a son. 4:14 The village women said to Naomi, “May the Lord be praised because he has not left you without a guardian 10  today! May he 11  become famous in Israel! 12  4:15 He will encourage you and provide for you when you are old, 13  for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, has given him birth. She 14  is better to you than seven sons! 4:16 Naomi took the child and placed him on her lap; 15  she became his caregiver. 16  4:17 The neighbor women named him, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed. 17  Now he became the father of Jesse – David’s father!

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