Bible: Ruth 4:4-6

4:4 So I am legally informing you: 1  Acquire it before those sitting here and before the leaders of my people! 2  If you want to exercise your right to redeem it, then do so. 3  But if not, then tell me 4  so I will know. 5  For you possess the first option to redeem it; I am next in line after you.” 6  He replied, “I will redeem it.” 4:5 Then Boaz said, “When 7  you acquire the field 8  from Naomi, 9  you must also 10  acquire Ruth the Moabite, 11  the wife of our deceased relative, 12  in order to preserve his family name by raising up a descendant who will inherit his property.” 13  4:6 The guardian said, “Then I am unable to redeem it, for I would ruin my own inheritance 14  in that case. You may exercise my redemption option, for I am unable to redeem it.” 15 
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