New Living Translation
"But we want Rebekah to stay with us at least ten days," her brother and mother said. "Then she can 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.
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.
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.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:55 Let her abide a few days, at least ten - They had consented to the marriage, and yet were loth to part with her. It is an instance of the vanity of this world, that there is nothing in it so agreeable but has its allay. They were pleased that they had matched a daughter of their family so well, and yet it was with reluctancy that they sent her away.
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
Her father urged him to stay awhile, so he stayed three days, eating, drinking, and sleeping there.
But he said, "Don't delay me. The LORD has made my mission successful; now send me back so I can return to my master."
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