Genesis 24:55
New International Version
But her brother and her mother replied, "Let the young woman remain with us ten days or so; then you may go."

New Living Translation
"But we want Rebekah to stay with us at least ten days," her brother and mother said. "Then she can go."

English Standard Version
Her brother and her mother said, “Let the young woman remain with us a while, at least ten days; after that she may go.”

Berean Study Bible
But her brother and mother said, “Let the girl remain with us ten days or so. After that, she may go.”

New American Standard Bible
But her brother and her mother said, "Let the girl stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go."

King James Bible
And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

Christian Standard Bible
But her brother and mother said, "Let the girl stay with us for about ten days. Then she can go."

Contemporary English Version
"Let Rebekah stay with us for a week or ten days," they answered. "Then she may go."

Good News Translation
But Rebecca's brother and her mother said, "Let her stay with us a week or ten days, and then she may go."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But her brother and mother said, "Let the girl stay with us for about 10 days. Then she can go."

International Standard Version
But her brother and mother said, "Let the young lady stay with us a few days—at least ten—and after that she may go."

NET Bible
But Rebekah's brother and her mother replied, "Let the girl stay with us a few more days, perhaps ten. Then she can go."

New Heart English Bible
Her brother and her mother said, "Let the young lady stay with us a few days, at least ten. After that she will go."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Her brother and mother replied, "Let the girl stay with us ten days or so. After that she may go."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And her brother and her mother said: 'Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.'

New American Standard 1977
But her brother and her mother said, “Let the girl stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

King James 2000 Bible
And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

American King James Version
And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

American Standard Version
And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten. After that she shall go.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And her brethren and her mother said, Let the virgin remain with us about ten days, and after that she shall depart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And her brother and mother answered: Let the maid stay at least ten days with us, and afterwards she shall depart.

Darby Bible Translation
And her brother and her mother said, Let the maiden abide with us [some] days, or [say] ten; after that she shall go.

English Revised Version
And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

Webster's Bible Translation
And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

World English Bible
Her brother and her mother said, "Let the young lady stay with us a few days, at least ten. After that she will go."

Young's Literal Translation
and her brother saith -- her mother also -- 'Let the young person abide with us a week or ten days, afterwards doth she go.'
Study Bible
Rebekah is Chosen
54Then he and the men with him ate and drank and spent the night there. When they got up the next morning, he said, “Send me on my way to my master.” 55But her brother and mother said, “Let the girl remain with us ten days or so. After that, she may go.” 56But he replied, “Do not delay me, since the LORD has made my journey a success. Send me on my way so that I may go to my master.”…
Cross References
Judges 19:4
His father-in-law, the girl's father, persuaded him to stay, so he remained with him three days, eating, drinking, and lodging there.

Genesis 24:56
But he replied, "Do not delay me, since the LORD has made my journey a success. Send me on my way so that I may go to my master."

Treasury of Scripture

And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

a few days.

Genesis 4:3
And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

Leviticus 25:29
And if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year may he redeem it.

Judges 14:8
And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.







Lexicon
But her brother
אָחִ֙יהָ֙ (’ā·ḥî·hā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

and mother
וְאִמָּ֔הּ (wə·’im·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )

said,
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Let the girl
הַנַּעֲרָ֥ (han·na·‘ă·rā)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5291: A girl, maiden

remain
תֵּשֵׁ֨ב (tê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

with us
אִתָּ֛נוּ (’it·tā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

ten
עָשׂ֑וֹר (‘ā·śō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6218: Ten, by abbreviated form ten strings, a decachord

days
יָמִ֖ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

or so.
א֣וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 176: Desire, if

After that,
אַחַ֖ר (’a·ḥar)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

she may go.”
תֵּלֵֽךְ׃ (tê·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk
(55) A few days, at the least ten.--Heb., days or a decade, which Onkelos, Saadja, Rashi, and others translate as in the margin: "a year or ten months." But while this rendering has high Jewish authority for it, yet more probably decade was the name for the third part of a month. It would be curious thus to find that the family of Terah, either with or instead of weeks, measured time by periods of ten days, as was certainly the custom of the Egyptians at one period of their history.

Verse 55. - And her brother and her mother - Laban as usual (ver. 50) having the first place; probably because of the prominence which from this time he assumes in the theocratic history - said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at least ten. Literally, days, at least (Vulgate, sagtem); as it were (LXX., etc.); perhaps (Murphy); or (Furst, Ewald, Kalisoh); if she wish, with the idea of choice. (Gesenius); a ten or decade of days; the עָשׂור being used as a measure of time analogous to the שָׁבוּעַor hebdomad. That ten months are meant (Chaldee, Arabic, Ainsworth) is probably incorrect. After that she shall go. 24:54-67 Abraham's servant, as one that chose his work before his pleasure, was for hastening home. Lingering and loitering no way become a wise and good man who is faithful to his duty. As children ought not to marry without their parents' consent, so parents ought not to marry them without their own. Rebekah consented, not only to go, but to go at once. The goodness of Rebekah's character shows there was nothing wrong in her answer, though it be not agreeable to modern customs among us. We may hope that she had such an idea of the religion and godliness in the family she was to go to, as made her willing to forget her own people and her father's house. Her friends dismiss her with suitable attendants, and with hearty good wishes. They blessed Rebekah. When our relations are entering into a new condition, we ought by prayer to commend them to the blessing and grace of God. Isaac was well employed when he met Rebekah. He went out to take the advantage of a silent evening, and a solitary place, for meditation and prayer; those divine exercises by which we converse with God and our own hearts. Holy souls love retirement; it will do us good to be often alone, if rightly employed; and we are never less alone than when alone. Observe what an affectionate son Isaac was: it was about three years since his mother died, and yet he was not, till now, comforted. See also what an affectionate husband he was to his wife. Dutiful sons promise fair to be affectionate husbands; he that fills up his first station in life with honour, is likely to do the same in those that follow.
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