New Living Translation
Then Boaz called ten leaders from the town and asked them to sit as witnesses.
King James Bible
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.
Darby Bible Translation
And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit down here. And they sat down.
World English Bible
He took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, "Sit down here." They sat down.
Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh ten men of the elders of the city, and saith, 'Sit down here;' and they sit down.
Ruth 4:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:2 Ten men - To be witnesses: for though two or three witnesses were sufficient, yet in weightier matters they used more. And ten was the usual number among the Jews, in causes of matrimony and divorce, and translation of inheritances; who were both judges of the causes, and witnesses of the fact.
1 Kings 21:8
So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, sealed them with his seal, and sent them to the elders and other leaders of the town where Naboth lived.
Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders.
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