And I thought to advertisethee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thouwiltredeem it, redeem it: but if thouwilt not redeem it, thentell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it besidethee; and I am afterthee. And he said, I willredeem it.
Now this was the manner in formertime in Israelconcerningredeeming and concerningchanging, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.
MoreoverRuth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the deadupon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off fromamong his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnessesthis day.
And all the peoplethatwere in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORDmake the womanthat is comeintothinehouselikeRachel and likeLeah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thouworthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem: