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Ruth 3:12

    Ruth 3:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And now it is true that I am your near kinsman: however, there is a kinsman nearer than I.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And now it is true that I am a near kinsman; howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now it is true that I am a near relation: but there is a relation nearer than I.

    Webster's Revision

    And now it is true that I am a near kinsman; howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.

    World English Bible

    Now it is true that I am a near kinsman; however there is a kinsman nearer than I.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And now it is true that I am a near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ruth 3:12

    There is a kinsman nearer than I-- It is very likely that Naomi was not acquainted with this circumstance. Some have supposed that there was a brother of Elimelech remaining, who was nearer than Boaz, who is supposed to have been only a nephew; the former, therefore, must have a prior right.

    Barnes' Notes on Ruth 3:12

    By "kinsman," understand the גאל gā'al (Ruth 2:20 note).