Ruth 3 :12

Ruth 3 :12 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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 thy near kinsman: yet 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.

Definitions for Ruth 3 :12

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' Commentary on Ruth 3 :12

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

Wesley's Commentary on Ruth 3 :12

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