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Ruth 4:21

    Ruth 4:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Salmon became the father of Boaz, and Boaz became the father of Obed;

    Webster's Revision

    and Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,

    World English Bible

    and Salmon became the father of Boaz, and Boaz became the father of Obed,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed;

    Definitions for Ruth 4:21

    Begat - To bear; to bring forth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ruth 4:21

    And Salmon begat Boaz - The Targum goes on, "And Salmon begat Absan the judge; he is Boaz the Just, on account of whose righteousness the people of the house of Israel were redeemed from the hands of their enemies; and at whose supplication the famine departed from the land of Israel."

    And Boaz begat Obed - "Who served the Lord in this world with a perfect heart."

    Barnes' Notes on Ruth 4:21

    Salmon begat Boaz - Matthew has preserved the additional interesting information that the mother of Boaz was Rahab Joshua 2; 6. It is possible that the circumstance that the mother of Boaz was a Canaanite may have made him less indisposed to marry Ruth the Moabitess. As regards the whole genealogy in Ruth 4:18-22, it should be remarked that it occurs four times in Scripture, namely, here, 1 Chronicles 2:10-12; Matthew 1:3-6; and Luke 3:32-33, and is of course of singular importance as being the genealogy of our Lord. One or two difficulties in it still remain unsolved.