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Naomi receives a grandson

Ruth 4:16

At this, the guardian-redeemer said, “Then I cannot redeem it because I might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yourself. I cannot do it.”

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Ruth 4 verses 13 to 22

13 ‘So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. 14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel! 15 He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.” 16 Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her lap and became his nurse. 17 And the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.18 Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron, 19 Hezron fathered Ram, Ram fathered Amminadab, 20 Amminadab fathered Nahshon, Nahshon fathered Salmon, 21 Salmon fathered Boaz, Boaz fathered Obed, 22 Obed fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered David.

About this painting

Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth, both widowed, arrive in Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest. The Lord gives His people bread again!
To provide for their livelihood, Ruth goes to gather ears of barley that the reapers drop in the field. The field turns out to belong to Boaz, a close blood relative of Naomi's deceased husband.
When Ruth comes home to Naomi in the evening with barley, Naomi informs her that Boaz is one of the redeemers. A redeemer (heb: go'el) is a close blood relative who, after the death of the husband - if no children have been born of the marriage - enters into (levirate-) marriage with the widow and begets a child with her. The child is then considered to be a child of the deceased spouse. In this way the heritage is preserved and the old age of the childless widow is assured.
Boaz - in contrast to a closer blood relative mentioned in chapter 4 - takes on the responsibility of the redeemer-ship and marries Ruth.

"And the LORD gave her that she should conceive and bear a son" verse 13.
The neighbors who visit Naomi name her grandson Obed, and praise the LORD, who has given her a redeemer through Ruth.
“They said: a son has been born to Naomi." Verse 17.
Obed becomes the father of Jesse, the father of David the king. Jesus Christ is "the Son of David".

In the Bible, the LORD is called the Redeemer. Psalm 19 verse 15. Job 19 verse 25.
For example, when the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt, God rose up as their Go'el to redeem them and give them an inheritance in the Promised Land.
The Father gives His Son Jesus Christ as a Redeemer.
The redeemer-ship in Israel was a prefiguration of this. Jesus “gives his soul a ransom for many” Matthew 20:28.
He became a “blood relative" to us by becoming human as God's Son; family of Adam and his descendants. Thus He became the Redeemer who paid the sin debt of the world.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3 verse16.

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