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Ruth 2:1

    Ruth 2:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Naomi had a relation of her husband, a man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

    Webster's Revision

    And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

    World English Bible

    Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ruth 2:1

    A mighty man of wealth - We have already seen that some suppose Boaz to have been one of the judges of Israel; he was no doubt a man of considerable property.

    Barnes' Notes on Ruth 2:1

    A kinsman - More literally "an acquaintance"; here (and in the feminine, Ruth 3:2) denoting the person with whom one is intimately acquainted, one's near relation. The next kinsman of Ruth 2:20, etc. גאל gā'al, is a wholly different word.

    Boaz - Commonly taken to mean, "strength is in him" (compare 1 Kings 7:21).
    Book: Ruth