A Grandson is Born to Naomi
4:13 So Boaz married Ruth and had sexual relations with her. 1 The Lord enabled her to conceive 2 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 3 today! May he 4 become famous in Israel! 5 4:15 He will encourage you and provide for you when you are old, 6 for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, has given him birth. She 7 is better to you than seven sons!” 4:16 Naomi took the child and placed him on her lap; 8 she became his caregiver. 9 4:17 The neighbor women named him, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed. 10 Now he became the father of Jesse – David’s father!
Epilogue: Obed in the Genealogy of David
4:18 These are the descendants 11 of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron, 4:19 Hezron was the father of Ram, Ram was the father of Amminadab, 4:20 Amminadab was the father of Nachshon, Nachshon was the father of Salmah, 4:21 Salmon 12 was the father of Boaz, Boaz was the father of Obed, 4:22 Obed was the father of Jesse, and Jesse was the father of David. 13