Genesis 24:33
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New International Version
Then food was set before him, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say." "Then tell us," Laban said.

King James Bible
And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

Darby Bible Translation
And there was set [meat] before him to eat; but he said, I will not eat until I have made known my business. And he said, Speak on.

World English Bible
Food was set before him to eat, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told my message." He said, "Speak on."

Young's Literal Translation
and setteth before him to eat; but he saith, 'I do not eat till I have spoken my word;' and he saith, 'Speak.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will not eat until I have told - In Hindoostan it is not unusual for a Brahmin to enter a house and sit down, and when meat is offered, refuse to eat till he has obtained the object of his errand. Here is a servant who had his master's interest more at heart than his own. He refuses to take even necessary refreshment till he knows whether he is likely to accomplish the object of his journey. Did not our blessed Lord allude to the conduct of Abraham's servant, John 4:34 : My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 132:3-5 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed...

Proverbs 22:29 See you a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

John 4:14,31-34 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst...

Ephesians 6:5-8 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart...

1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers; but rather do them service...

Library
Guidance in the Way
'I being in the way, the Lord led me.'--GENESIS xxiv. 27. So said Abraham's anonymous servant when telling how he had found Rebekah at the well, and known her to be the destined bride of his master's servant. There is no more beautiful page, even amongst the many lovely ones in these ancient stories, than this domestic idyll of the mission of the faithful servant from far Canaan across the desert. The homely test by which he would determine that the maiden should be pointed out to him, the glimpse
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
Subdivision B. At Jacob's Well, and at Sychar. ^D John IV. 5-42. ^d 5 So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 and Jacob's well was there. [Commentators long made the mistake of supposing that Shechem, now called Nablous, was the town here called Sychar. Sheckem lies a mile and a half west of Jacob's well, while the real Sychar, now called 'Askar, lies scarcely half a mile north of the well. It was a small town, loosely called
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Genesis 24:32
So the man went to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and water for him and his men to wash their feet.

Genesis 24:34
So he said, "I am Abraham's servant.

Judges 19:21
So he took him into his house and fed his donkeys. After they had washed their feet, they had something to eat and drink.

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