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Deuteronomy 25:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Preserving the Family Line

“When brothers live on the same property[a] and one of them dies without a son, the wife of the dead man may not marry a stranger outside the family. Her brother-in-law is to take her as his wife, have sexual relations with her, and perform the duty of a brother-in-law for her.

Footnotes:

  1. Deuteronomy 25:5 Lit live together

Ruth 4:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then Boaz said, “On the day you buy the land from Naomi, you will also acquire[a] Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the deceased man, to perpetuate the man’s name on his property.”

Footnotes:

  1. Ruth 4:5 Vg; MT reads Naomi and from

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