Ruth 4:14-19 (NLT)
14 Then the women of the town said to Naomi, “Praise the Lord, who has now provided a redeemer for your family! May this child be famous in Israel. 15 May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!”
16 Naomi took the baby and cuddled him to her breast. And she cared for him as if he were her own. 17 The neighbor women said, “Now at last Naomi has a son again!” And they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse and the grandfather of David.
TIME OF DAY:
Daytime. The actual time is not specified I the Bible narrative above.
The sun, high up & on the left illuminates this scene, casting shadows to the right of figures and objects.
Naomi (in brown and white striped gown & green head scarf) is holding baby Obed (son of Boaz & Ruth) in the centre of the scene. Various women from the town of Bethlehem are congratulating her with the phrase “Now at last Naomi has a son again!” (verse 17)
This scene shows Naomi cuddling the new-born Obed, with various women looking on, clapping & congratulating Naomi, as the verses above describe. The title for this scene comes from verse 16 above, “Naomi took the baby and cuddled him to her breast. And she cared for him as if he were her own.”
You may notice that I have used the same market background that I drew for a previous scene: Ruth 01 – In Moab – Scene 06 – Return to Bethlehem. I have changed the clouds in the sky though! You can see the background without the figures present by viewing the bottom of the page for Ruth 01 – In Moab – Scene 06 – Return to Bethlehem.
O´bed means “serving” or “worshipping”. Born about 1070 B.C. Obed was the son of Boaz and Ruth; the father of Jesse, who was the father of king David (Ruth 4:17; 1 Chron. 2:12). The name Obed only occurs in Ruth 4:17 and in the four genealogies (Ruth 4:21-22; 1 Chron. 2:12; Matthew 1:5; Luke 3:32).
Ruth, Boaz, Obed, Jesse & David were all human ancestors of the Lord Jesus.