New Living Translation
See, I am standing here beside this spring, and the young women of the town are coming out to draw water.
King James Bible
Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I stand here by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water.
World English Bible
Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. The daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.
Young's Literal Translation
lo, I am standing by the fountain of water, and daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water;
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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
This is my request. I will ask one of them, 'Please give me a drink from your jug.' If she says, 'Yes, have a drink, and I will water your camels, too!'--let her be the one you have selected as Isaac's wife. This is how I will know that you have shown unfailing love to my master."
See, I am standing here beside this spring. This is my request. When a young woman comes to draw water, I will say to her, "Please give me a little drink of water from your jug."
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters who came as usual to draw water and fill the water troughs for their father's flocks.
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