24 Throughout the land that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption(A) of the land.

25 “‘If one of your fellow Israelites becomes poor and sells some of their property, their nearest relative(B) is to come and redeem(C) what they have sold.

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Then he said to the guardian-redeemer, “Naomi, who has come back from Moab, is selling the piece of land that belonged to our relative Elimelek.(A) I thought I should bring the matter to your attention and suggest that you buy it in the presence of these seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, do so. But if you[a] will not, tell me, so I will know. For no one has the right to do it except you,(B) and I am next in line.”

“I will redeem it,” he said.

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 4:4 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts he

10 and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 27:10 See Zech. 11:12,13; Jer. 19:1-13; 32:6-9.

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