22 Then Joshua said, “You are witnesses(A) against yourselves that you have chosen(B) to serve the Lord.”

“Yes, we are witnesses,(C)” they replied.

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(Now in earlier times in Israel, for the redemption(A) and transfer of property to become final, one party took off his sandal(B) and gave it to the other. This was the method of legalizing transactions(C) in Israel.)(D)

So the guardian-redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it yourself.” And he removed his sandal.(E)

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11 Then the elders and all the people at the gate(A) said, “We are witnesses.(B) May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah,(C) who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah(D) and be famous in Bethlehem.(E)

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