13 Boaz took Ruth. When they came together as husband and wife, the L ORD enabled her to conceive and she bore a son. 14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the L ORD who has not failed to provide you today with a redeemer. May he become famous in Israel! 15 He will restore your life and be the support of your old age, for his mother is the daughter-in-law who loves you. She is worth more to you than seven sons!” 16 Naomi took the boy, cradled him * against her breast, and cared for him. 17 The neighbor women joined the celebration: “A son has been born to Naomi!” f They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.