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Deuteronomy 25:5-6

  5 H251 If brethren H3427 [H8799] shall dwell H3162 together, H259 and one H4191 [H8804] of them shall die, H1121 and have no child, H802 the wife H4191 [H8801] of the dead H2351 shall not marry outside H2114 [H8801] the family to a strange H376 man: H2993 her husband's brother H935 [H8799] shall go in H3947 [H8804] to her, and take H802 her to him for a wife, H2992 [H8762] and perform the duty of an husband's brother to her.
  6 H1060 And it shall be, that the firstborn H3205 [H8799] which she beareth H6965 [H8799] shall rise H8034 in the name H251 of his brother H4191 [H8801] who is dead, H8034 that his name H4229 [H8735] may not be blotted out H3478 from Israel.

Genesis 38:1-30

  1 H6256 And it came to pass at that time, H3063 that Judah H3381 [H8799] went down H251 from his brethren, H5186 [H8799] and turned H376 in to a certain H5726 Adullamite, H8034 whose name H2437 was Hirah.
  2 H3063 And Judah H7200 [H8799] saw H1323 there a daughter H376 of a certain H3669 Canaanite, H8034 whose name H7770 was Shuah; H3947 [H8799] and he took her, H935 [H8799] and went in to her.
  3 H2029 [H8799] And she conceived, H3205 [H8799] and bore H1121 a son; H7121 [H8799] and he called H8034 his name H6147 Er.
  4 H2029 [H8799] And she conceived H3205 [H8799] again, and bore H1121 a son; H7121 [H8799] and she called H8034 his name H209 Onan.
  5 H3254 [H8686] And she yet again conceived, H3205 [H8799] and bore H1121 a son; H7121 [H8799] and called H8034 his name H7956 Shelah: H3580 and he was at Chezib, H3205 [H8800] when she bore him.
  6 H3063 And Judah H3947 [H8799] took H802 a wife H6147 for Er H1060 his firstborn, H8034 whose name H8559 was Tamar.
  7 H6147 And Er, H3063 Judah's H1060 firstborn, H7451 was wicked H5869 in the eyes H3068 of the LORD; H3068 and the LORD H4191 [H8686] slew him.
  8 H3063 And Judah H559 [H8799] said H209 to Onan, H935 [H8798] Go in H251 to thy brother's H802 wife, H2992 [H8761] and marry H6965 [H8685] her, and raise up H2233 seed H251 to thy brother.
  9 H209 And Onan H3045 [H8799] knew H2233 that the seed H518 should not be his; and it came to pass, when H935 [H8802] he went in H251 to his brother's H802 wife, H7843 [H8765] that he decayed H776 it on the earth, H1115 lest H5414 [H8800] he should give H2233 seed H251 to his brother.
  10 H834 And the thing which H6213 [H8804] he did H3415 H5869 [H8799] displeased H3068 the LORD: H4191 [H8686] therefore he slew him also.
  11 H559 [H8799] Then said H3063 Judah H8559 to Tamar H3618 his daughter in law, H3427 [H8798] Remain H490 a widow H1 at thy father's H1004 house, H7956 till Shelah H1121 my son H1431 [H8799] shall be grown: H559 [H8804] for he said, H4191 [H8799] Lest perhaps he die H251 also, as his brethren H8559 did. And Tamar H3212 [H8799] went H3427 [H8799] and dwelt H1 in her father's H1004 house.
  12 H7235 [H8799] And in process H3117 of time H1323 the daughter H7770 of Shuah H3063 Judah's H802 wife H4191 [H8799] died; H3063 and Judah H5162 [H8735] was comforted, H5927 [H8799] and went up H1494 H6629 [H8802] to his sheepshearers H8553 to Timnath, H7453 he and his friend H2437 Hirah H5726 the Adullamite.
  13 H5046 [H8714] And it was told H8559 to Tamar, H559 [H8800] saying, H2524 Behold thy father in law H5927 [H8802] goeth up H8553 to Timnath H1494 [H8800] to shear H6629 his sheep.
  14 H5493 [H8686] And she put off H491 from her, her widow's H899 garments, H3680 [H8762] and covered her H6809 with a veil, H5968 [H8691] and wrapped herself, H3427 [H8799] and sat in H5869 an open H6607 place, H1870 which is by the way H8553 to Timnath; H7200 [H8804] for she saw H7956 that Shelah H1431 [H8804] was grown, H5414 [H8738] and she was not given H802 to him for a wife.
  15 H3063 When Judah H7200 [H8799] saw her, H2803 [H8799] he thought H2181 [H8802] her to be an harlot; H3680 [H8765] because she had covered H6440 her face.
  16 H5186 [H8799] And he turned H1870 to her by the way, H559 [H8799] and said, H3051 [H8798] Come, H935 [H8799] I pray thee, let me come in H3045 [H8804] to thee; (for he knew H3618 not that she was his daughter in law.) H559 [H8799] And she said, H5414 [H8799] What wilt thou give H935 [H8799] me, that thou mayest come in to me?
  17 H559 [H8799] And he said, H7971 [H8762] I will send H5795 H1423 thee a kid H6629 from the flock. H559 [H8799] And she said, H5414 [H8799] Wilt thou give H6162 me a pledge, H7971 [H8800] till thou sendest it?
  18 H559 [H8799] And he said, H834 What H6162 pledge H5414 [H8799] shall I give H559 [H8799] thee? And she said, H2368 Thy signet, H6616 and thy bracelets, H4294 and thy staff H3027 that is in thine hand. H5414 [H8799] And he gave H935 [H8799] them to her, and came in H2029 [H8799] to her, and she conceived by him.
  19 H6965 [H8799] And she arose, H3212 [H8799] and went her way, H5493 [H8686] and laid by H6809 her veil H3847 [H8799] from her, and put on H899 the garments H491 of her widowhood.
  20 H3063 And Judah H7971 [H8799] sent H1423 H5795 the kid H3027 by the hand H7453 of his friend H5726 the Adullamite, H3947 [H8800] to receive H6162 his pledge H802 from the woman's H3027 hand: H4672 [H8804] but he found her not.
  21 H7592 [H8799] Then he asked H582 the men H4725 of that place, H559 [H8800] saying, H6948 Where is the harlot, H5869 that was openly H1870 by the way side? H559 [H8799] And they said, H6948 There was no harlot H2088 in this place.
  22 H7725 [H8799] And he returned H3063 to Judah, H559 [H8799] and said, H3808 I cannot H4672 [H8804] find H582 her; and also the men H4725 of the place H559 [H8804] said, H6948 that there was no harlot in this place.
  23 H3063 And Judah H559 [H8799] said, H3947 [H8799] Let her take H937 it to her, lest we be contemned: H7971 [H8804] behold, I sent H1423 this kid, H4672 [H8804] and thou hast not found her.
  24 H7969 And it came to pass about three H2320 months H5046 [H8714] after, that it was told H3063 to Judah, H559 [H8800] saying, H8559 Tamar H3618 thy daughter in law H2181 [H8804] hath played the harlot; H2030 and also, behold, she is with child H2183 by harlotry. H3063 And Judah H559 [H8799] said, H3318 [H8685] Bring her forth, H8313 [H8735] and let her be burnt.
  25 H3318 [H8716] When she was brought forth, H7971 [H8804] she sent H2524 to her father in law, H559 [H8800] saying, H376 By the man, H2030 whose these are, am I with child: H559 [H8799] and she said, H5234 [H8685] Discern, H2858 I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, H6616 and bracelets, H4294 and staff.
  26 H3063 And Judah H5234 [H8686] acknowledged H559 [H8799] them, and said, H6663 [H8804] She hath been more righteous H5414 [H8804] than I; because that I gave H7956 her not to Shelah H1121 my son. H3045 [H8800] And he knew her H3254 [H8804] again no more.
  27 H6256 And it came to pass in the time H3205 [H8800] of her travail, H8380 that, behold, twins H990 were in her womb.
  28 H3205 [H8800] And it came to pass, when she travailed, H5414 [H8799] that the one put out H3027 his hand: H3205 [H8764] and the midwife H3947 [H8799] took H7194 [H8799] and bound H3027 upon his hand H8144 a scarlet thread, H559 [H8800] saying, H3318 [H8804] This came out H7223 first.
  29 H7725 [H8688] And it came to pass, as he drew back H3027 his hand, H251 that, behold, his brother H3318 [H8804] came out: H559 [H8799] and she said, H6555 [H8804] How hast thou broken forth? H6556 this breach H8034 be upon thee: therefore his name H7121 [H8799] was called H6557 Pharez.
  30 H310 And afterwards H3318 [H8804] came out H251 his brother, H8144 that had the scarlet thread H3027 upon his hand: H8034 and his name H7121 [H8799] was called H2226 Zarah.

Ruth 4:1-22

  1 H1162 Then Boaz H5927 [H8804] went up H8179 to the gate, H3427 [H8799] and sat down H1350 [H8802] there: and, behold, the kinsman H1162 of whom Boaz H1696 [H8765] spoke H5674 [H8802] came H559 [H8799] by; to whom he said, H1945 Ho, H6423 such H492 an one! H5493 [H8798] turn aside, H3427 [H8798] sit down H5493 [H8799] here. And he turned aside, H3427 [H8799] and sat down.
  2 H3947 [H8799] And he took H6235 ten H582 men H2205 of the elders H5892 of the city, H559 [H8799] and said, H3427 [H8798] Sit ye down H3427 [H8799] here. And they sat down.
  3 H559 [H8799] And he said H1350 [H8802] to the kinsman, H5281 Naomi, H7725 [H8804] that hast come again H7704 out of the country H4124 of Moab, H4376 [H8804] selleth H2513 a parcel H7704 of land, H251 which was our brother H458 Elimelech's:
  4 H559 [H8804] And I thought H1540 H241 [H8799] to tell H559 [H8800] thee, saying, H7069 [H8798] Buy H3427 [H8802] it before the inhabitants, H2205 and before the elders H5971 of my people. H1350 [H8799] If thou wilt redeem H1350 [H8798] it, redeem H1350 [H8799] it: but if thou wilt not redeem H5046 [H8685] it, then tell H3045 [H8799] me, that I may know: H1350 [H8800] for there is none to redeem H2108 it besides H310 thee; and I am after H559 [H8799] thee. And he said, H1350 [H8799] I will redeem it.
  5 H559 [H8799] Then said H1162 Boaz, H3117 What day H7069 [H8800] thou buyest H7704 the field H3027 of the hand H5281 of Naomi, H7069 [H8804] thou must buy H7327 it also of Ruth H4125 the Moabitess, H802 the wife H4191 [H8801] of the dead, H6965 [H8687] to raise up H8034 the name H4191 [H8801] of the dead H5159 upon his inheritance.
  6 H1350 [H8802] And the kinsman H559 [H8799] said, H3201 [H8799] I cannot H1350 [H8800] redeem H7843 [H8686] it for myself, lest I decay H5159 mine own inheritance: H1350 [H8798] redeem H1353 thou my right H3201 [H8799] to thyself; for I cannot H1350 [H8800] redeem it.
  7 H6440 Now this was the manner in former time H3478 in Israel H1353 concerning redeeming H8545 and concerning changing, H6965 [H8763] for raising H1697 all things; H376 a man H8025 [H8804] took off H5275 his shoe, H5414 [H8804] and gave H7453 it to his neighbour: H8584 and this was a testimony H3478 in Israel.
  8 H1350 [H8802] Therefore the kinsman H559 [H8799] said H1162 to Boaz, H7069 [H8798] Buy H8025 [H8799] it for thyself. So he drew off H5275 his shoe.
  9 H1162 And Boaz H559 [H8799] said H2205 to the elders, H5971 and to all the people, H5707 Ye are witnesses H3117 this day, H7069 [H8804] that I have bought H458 all that was Elimelech's, H3630 and all that was Chilion's H4248 and Mahlon's, H3027 of the hand H5281 of Naomi.
  10 H7327 Moreover Ruth H4125 the Moabitess, H802 the wife H4248 of Mahlon, H7069 [H8804] have I purchased H802 to be my wife, H6965 [H8687] to raise up H8034 the name H4191 [H8801] of the dead H5159 upon his inheritance, H8034 that the name H4191 [H8801] of the dead H3772 [H8735] be not cut off H5973 from among H251 his brethren, H8179 and from the gate H4725 of his place: H5707 ye are witnesses H3117 this day.
  11 H5971 And all the people H8179 that were in the gate, H2205 and the elders, H559 [H8799] said, H5707 We are witnesses. H3068 The LORD H5414 [H8799] make H802 the woman H935 [H8802] that hath come H1004 into thy house H7354 like Rachel H3812 and like Leah, H8147 which two H1129 [H8804] built H1004 the house H3478 of Israel: H6213 [H8798] and do H2428 thou worthily H672 in Ephratah, H7121 H8034 [H8798] and be famous H1035 in Bethlehem:
  12 H1004 And let thine house H1004 be like the house H6557 of Pharez, H8559 whom Tamar H3205 [H8804] bore H3063 to Judah, H2233 of the seed H3068 which the LORD H5414 [H8799] shall give H5291 thee of this damsel.
  13 H1162 So Boaz H3947 [H8799] took H7327 Ruth, H802 and she was his wife: H935 [H8799] and when he went in H3068 to her, the LORD H5414 [H8799] gave H2032 her conception, H3205 [H8799] and she bore H1121 a son.
  14 H802 And the women H559 [H8799] said H5281 to Naomi, H1288 [H8803] Blessed H3068 be the LORD, H7673 [H8689] who hath not left H3117 thee this day H1350 [H8802] without a kinsman, H8034 that his name H7121 [H8735] may be famous H3478 in Israel.
  15 H7725 [H8688] And he shall be to thee a restorer H5315 of thy life, H3557 [H8771] and a nourisher H7872 of thy old age: H3618 for thy daughter in law, H157 [H8804] who loveth H2896 thee, who is better H7651 to thee than seven H1121 sons, H3205 [H8804] hath borne him.
  16 H5281 And Naomi H3947 [H8799] took H3206 the child, H7896 [H8799] and laid H2436 him in her bosom, H539 [H8802] and became his nurse.
  17 H7934 And the women her neighbours H7121 [H8799] gave H8034 him a name, H559 [H8800] saying, H1121 There is a son H3205 [H8795] born H5281 to Naomi; H7121 [H8799] and they called H8034 his name H5744 Obed: H1 he is the father H3448 of Jesse, H1 the father H1732 of David.
  18 H8435 Now these are the generations H6557 of Pharez: H6557 Pharez H3205 [H8689] begat H2696 Hezron,
  19 H2696 And Hezron H3205 [H8689] begat H7410 Ram, H7410 and Ram H3205 [H8689] begat H5992 Amminadab,
  20 H5992 And Amminadab H3205 [H8689] begat H5177 Nahshon, H5177 and Nahshon H3205 [H8689] begat H8009 Salmon,
  21 H8012 And Salmon H3205 [H8689] begat H1162 Boaz, H1162 and Boaz H3205 [H8689] begat H5744 Obed,
  22 H5744 And Obed H3205 [H8689] begat H3448 Jesse, H3448 and Jesse H3205 [H8689] begat H1732 David.

Deuteronomy 25:5-10

  5 H251 If brethren H3427 [H8799] shall dwell H3162 together, H259 and one H4191 [H8804] of them shall die, H1121 and have no child, H802 the wife H4191 [H8801] of the dead H2351 shall not marry outside H2114 [H8801] the family to a strange H376 man: H2993 her husband's brother H935 [H8799] shall go in H3947 [H8804] to her, and take H802 her to him for a wife, H2992 [H8762] and perform the duty of an husband's brother to her.
  6 H1060 And it shall be, that the firstborn H3205 [H8799] which she beareth H6965 [H8799] shall rise H8034 in the name H251 of his brother H4191 [H8801] who is dead, H8034 that his name H4229 [H8735] may not be blotted out H3478 from Israel.
  7 H376 And if the man H2654 [H8799] shall not desire H3947 [H8800] to take H2994 his brother's wife, H2994 then let his brother's wife H5927 [H8804] go up H8179 to the gate H2205 to the elders, H559 [H8804] and say, H2993 My husband's brother H3985 [H8765] refuseth H6965 [H8687] to raise up H251 to his brother H8034 a name H3478 in Israel, H14 [H8804] he will H2992 [H8763] not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
  8 H2205 Then the elders H5892 of his city H7121 [H8804] shall call H1696 [H8765] him, and speak H5975 [H8804] to him: and if he shall stand H559 [H8804] to it, and say, H2654 [H8804] I desire H3947 [H8800] not to take her;
  9 H2994 Then shall his brother's wife H5066 [H8738] come H5869 to him in the presence H2205 of the elders, H2502 [H8804] and loose H5275 his shoe H7272 from off his foot, H3417 [H8804] and spit H6440 in his face, H6030 [H8804] and shall answer H559 [H8804] and say, H6213 [H8735] So shall it be done H376 to that man H1129 [H8799] that will not build up H251 his brother's H1004 house.
  10 H8034 And his name H7121 [H8738] shall be called H3478 in Israel, H1004 The house H5275 of him that hath his shoe H2502 [H8803] loosed.

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