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Ruth 4:7

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4:7 (Now this used to be the customary way to finalize a transaction involving redemption in Israel: 1  A man would remove his sandal and give it to the other party. 2  This was a legally binding act 3  in Israel.)

1 tn Heb “and this formerly in Israel concerning redemption and concerning a transfer to ratify every matter.”

2 tn Heb “a man removed his sandal and gave [it] to his companion”; NASB “gave it to another”; NIV, NRSV, CEV “to the other.”

3 tn Heb “the legal witness”; KJV “a testimony”; ASV, NASB “the manner (form NAB) of attestation.”



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