Genesis 18:4
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English Standard Version
Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree,

King James Bible
Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

American Standard Version
let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I will fetch a little water, and wash ye your feet, and rest ye under the tree.

English Revised Version
let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let a little water, I pray you, be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When God had finished His address and ascended again, Abraham immediately fulfilled the covenant duty enjoined upon him, by circumcision himself on that very day, along with all the male members of his house. Because Ishmael was 13 years old when he was circumcised, the Arabs even now defer circumcision to a much later period than the Jews, generally till between the ages of 5 and 13, and frequently even till the 13th year.

Genesis 18:4 Parallel Commentaries

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wash your feet. In those ancient times, shoes such as ours, were not in use; and the foot was protected only with sandals or soles, fastened round the foot with straps. It was, therefore, not only necessary from motives of cleanliness, but also a very great refreshment, in so hot a country, to get the feet washed at the end of a day's journey; and this is the first thing that Abraham proposes.

Genesis 19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night...

Genesis 24:32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet...

Genesis 43:24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys provender.

1 Samuel 25:41 And she arose, and bowed herself on her face to the earth, and said, Behold...

Luke 7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said to Simon, See you this woman? I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet...

John 13:5-15 After that he pours water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet...

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...

tree. Rest in the shade was the second requisite for the refreshment of a weary traveller.

Cross References
Luke 7:44
Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.

John 13:5
Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

Genesis 18:3
and said, "O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant.

Genesis 19:2
and said, "My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way." They said, "No; we will spend the night in the town square."

Genesis 24:32
So the man came to the house and unharnessed the camels, and gave straw and fodder to the camels, and there was water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.

Genesis 43:24
And when the man had brought the men into Joseph's house and given them water, and they had washed their feet, and when he had given their donkeys fodder,

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