21 the Lord was with him;(A) he showed him kindness(B) and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.(C)

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14 But when all goes well with you, remember me(A) and show me kindness;(B) mention me to Pharaoh(C) and get me out of this prison.

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29 When the time drew near for Israel(A) to die,(B) he called for his son Joseph and said to him, “If I have found favor in your eyes,(C) put your hand under my thigh(D) and promise that you will show me kindness(E) and faithfulness.(F) Do not bury me in Egypt,

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Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home.(A) May the Lord show you kindness,(B) as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands(C) and to me.

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20 “The Lord bless him!(A)” Naomi said to her daughter-in-law.(B) “He has not stopped showing his kindness(C) to the living and the dead.” She added, “That man is our close relative;(D) he is one of our guardian-redeemers.[a](E)

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 2:20 The Hebrew word for guardian-redeemer is a legal term for one who has the obligation to redeem a relative in serious difficulty (see Lev. 25:25-55).

10 “The Lord bless you,(A) my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier:(B) You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor.

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