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this day without a near kinsman, and let his name be famous in Israel. 15And he shall be unto thee a restorer of life, and a nourisher of thine old age; for thy daughter-in-law, who loveth thee, who is better to thee than seven sons, hath borne him.' 16And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it. 17And the women her neighbours gave it 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.

18Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez begot Hezron; 19and Hezron begot Ram, and Ram begot Amminadab; 20and Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot [1]Salmon; 21and Salmon begot Boaz, and Boaz begot Obed; 22and Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David.

  1. Heb. Salmah.

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