13 So Boaz rtook Ruth and she became his wife; and when he went in to her, sthe Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. 14 Then tthe women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without a 6close relative; and may his name be famous in Israel! 15 And may he be to you a restorer of life and a 7nourisher of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, who is ubetter to you than seven sons, has borne him.” 16 Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her bosom, and became a nurse to him. 17 vAlso the neighbor women gave him a name, saying, “There is a son born to Naomi.” And they called his name Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
18 wNow this is the genealogy of Perez: xPerez begot Hezron; 19 Hezron begot Ram, and Ram begot Amminadab; 20 Amminadab begot yNahshon, and Nahshon begot zSalmon; 821 Salmon begot Boaz, and Boaz begot Obed; 22 Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot aDavid.
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