New International Version
The steward took the men into Joseph's house, gave them water to wash their feet and provided fodder for their donkeys.
King James Bible
And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
Darby Bible Translation
And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses food.
World English Bible
The man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. He gave their donkeys fodder.
Young's Literal Translation
And the man bringeth in the men into Joseph's house, and giveth water, and they wash their feet; and he giveth provender for their asses,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Brought the men into Joseph's house, etc. - This is exactly the way in which a Hindoo receives a guest. As soon as he enters, one of the civilities is the presenting of water to wash his feet. So indispensable is this, that water to wash the feet makes a part of the offering to an image.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
1 Timothy 5:10
and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord's people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.
Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.
"My lords," he said, "please turn aside to your servant's house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning." "No," they answered, "we will spend the night in the square."
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.
2 Samuel 11:8
Then David said to Uriah, "Go down to your house and wash your feet." So Uriah left the palace, and a gift from the king was sent after him.
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