New Living Translation
So the other family redeemer drew off his sandal as he said to Boaz, "You buy the land."
King James Bible
Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.
Darby Bible Translation
And he that had the right of redemption said to Boaz, Buy for thyself; and he drew off his sandal.
World English Bible
So the near kinsman said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." He took off his shoe.
Young's Literal Translation
And the redeemer saith to Boaz, 'Buy it for thyself,' and draweth off his sandal.
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CommentaryRuth 4:8 Parallel Commentaries
the widow must walk over to him in the presence of the elders, pull his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. Then she must declare, 'This is what happens to a man who refuses to provide his brother with children.'
Now in those days it was the custom in Israel for anyone transferring a right of purchase to remove his sandal and hand it to the other party. This publicly validated the transaction.
Then Boaz said to the elders and to the crowd standing around, "You are witnesses that today I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelech, Kilion, and Mahlon.
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