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Ruth 4:20

    Ruth 4:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon became the father of Salmon;

    Webster's Revision

    and Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,

    World English Bible

    and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon became the father of Salmon,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon;

    Definitions for Ruth 4:20

    Begat - To bear; to bring forth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ruth 4:20

    Amminadab begat Nahshon - The Targum adds, "And Nahshon was chief of the house of his father in the tribe of Judah."

    Nahshon begat Salmon - In the Hebrew it is שלמה Salmah, which Houbigant thinks was an error of an ancient scribe, before any final letters were acknowledged in the Hebrew alphabet: for then the word would be written שלמון Salmon, which a scribe, after final letters were admitted, might mistake for שלמה Salmah, and so write it, instead of שלמון Salmon, the ו vau and final nun in conjunction (ון) bearing some resemblance to ה.

    The Targum calls him "Salmah the Just; he was the Salmah of Beth-lehem and Netopha, whose sons abolished the watches which Jeroboam set over the highways; and their works and the works of their father were good in Netopha."