33 »Seek (desire) (require) (serve) first the kingdom of God and his righteousness [continuously] and all these things will be added to you.
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1 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her: »My daughter, Should I try to find a secure home for you where you will be well treated? 2 »Boaz is of our kindred, with whose servant girls you have been. He winnows barley tonight in the threshing floor. 3 »Wash and perfume yourself and put on your best clothes. Go down to the floor. Make yourself known to the man after he is done eating and drinking. 4 »When he lies down, notice the place where he lies down. Go in, uncover his feet and lay down. He will tell you what you should do.« 5 Ruth said: »All that you say to me I will do.« 6 She went down to the floor, and did according to all that her mother-in-law told her. 7 After Boaz ate and drank, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of barley. Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet, and lay down. 8 Something startled him about midnight. He saw the woman at his feet. 9 He said: »Who are you?« She answered: »I am your servant Ruth. Spread your garment over me, for you are my kinsman.« 10 He said: »You are blessed of Jehovah, my daughter: for this kindness is greater than what you showed earlier. You have not pursued younger men, whether poor or rich. 11 »And now, my daughter, have no fear. I will do for you whatever you say, for it is clear to all my townspeople that you are a woman of virtue. 12 »It is true that I am a close relative, but there is a relation nearer than I. 13 »Rest here tonight. In the morning, if he wants to redeem you, for it is right for a relation to do this, very well, let him do so. But if he will not, then as surely as Jehovah lives, I will do so.« 14 She slept there at his feet until morning. She got up before it was light enough for anyone to see. He said: »Do not let anyone know that a woman came to the grain floor.« 15 He said: »Take your robe and stretch it out in your hands.« She did so, and he took six measures of grain and put them into it. Then she went back to town. 16 When she got back, her mother-in-law asked her: »How did it go with you, my daughter?« And she gave her an account of all that the man did to her. 17 She said: »He gave me these six measures of grain, saying, ‘Do not go back to your mother-in-law with nothing in your hands.’« 18 Naomi said: »Wait until you find out what happened. The man will not rest till he sees this thing through.«
1 Boaz went to the public place in the town and sat down. When the kinsman-redeemer came along, the one he had mentioned, Boaz said: »Come here, and sit down.« He came and was seated. 2 Then he got ten of the responsible men of the town, and said: »Be seated here. And they took their seats.« 3 Then Boaz said to the close relative: »Naomi has come back from the country of Moab. She is offering for a price that bit of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech. 4 »I am giving you a chance to take it with the approval of those seated here, the responsible men of my people. If you are ready to do what it is right for a relative to do, then do it. If you will not do it, say so to me now. There is no one who has the right to do it but you, and after you, myself.« And he said: »I will do it.« 5 Then Boaz said: »On the day when you take this field, you will have to take with it Ruth, the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, so that you may keep the name of the dead living in his heritage.« 6 The near relative said: »I am not able to redeem it for myself, for fear of damaging the heritage I have. You may do it in my place, for I am not able to do it myself.« 7 It was the custom for the seller to take off his sandal and give to the buyer to settle a sale or exchange of property. By doing this, Israelites showed that the matter was settled. 8 So when the man said to Boaz: »You buy it,« he took off his sandal and gave it to Boaz. 9 Then Boaz said to the leaders and all the others there: »You are all witnesses today that I have bought from Naomi everything that belonged to Elimelech and to his sons Chilion and Mahlon. 10 »In addition, Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon’s widow, becomes my wife. This will keep the property in the dead man’s family, and his family line will continue among his people in his hometown. Today you are witnesses to this.« 11 The leaders and the others said: »Yes, we are witnesses. May Jehovah make your wife become like Rachel and Leah, who bore many children to Jacob. May you become rich in the clan of Ephrathah and famous in Bethlehem. 12 »May your family be like the family of Perez, the son whom Tamar gave to Judah, from the offspring that Jehovah may give you by this young woman.« 13 Boaz took Ruth to be his wife. He slept with her and Jehovah enabled her to conceive and she gave birth to a son. 14 The women said to Naomi: »A blessing on Jehovah. He has not let you be without a near relative. May his name be great in Israel. 15 »He will be a giver of new life to you. He will be your comforter when you are old, because your daughter-in-law, who in her love for you is better than seven sons, has given birth to him.« 16 Naomi took the child in her arms and took care of it. 17 Her neighbor women gave it a name. They said: »Naomi has a child.« They gave him the name of Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David. 18 Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez became the father of Hezron. 19 And Hezron became the father of Ram, and Ram became the father of Amminadab. 20 And Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon became the father of Salmon. 21 Salmon became the father of Boaz, and Boaz became the father of Obed. 22 And Obed became the father of Jesse, and Jesse became the father of David.
7 »Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
10 The one who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness.
5 Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith. Prove your own selves. Do you not know this about yourselves that Jesus Christ is with you, unless you are disqualified? 6 I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified. 7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest, though we may seem disqualified.
9 I pray that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment.
2 We have access to grace (God’s favor) by faith through him. This is where we stand. We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we also rejoice in our tribulations knowing that tribulation produces endurance. 4 Tribulation produces an approved condition and an approved condition produces hope. 5 Hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts. It comes through Holy Spirit, which is God’s gift to us. 6 While we were yet weak, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
1 Therefore leaving the elementary truths of the doctrine of Christ let us move on to maturity. Let us not lay again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.
12 At this time you should be teachers. But you need someone to teach you again from the beginning the elementary truths from the Word of God. You need milk, not solid food. 13 Everyone who drinks milk is unacquainted with the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to mature people. It belongs to those who by reason of use have their senses trained to know the difference between good and evil.
15 Be diligent and think about these things. Give yourself wholly to them. That way your progress may be apparent to all.
18 Grow in the unmerited favor and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.