Parallel Verses

Amplified

A meal was set before him, but he said, I will not eat until I have told of my errand. And [Laban] said, Speak on.

New American Standard Bible

But when food was set before him to eat, he said, "I will not eat until I have told my business." And he said, "Speak on."

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

A meal was set before him, but he said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.”So Laban said, “Please speak.”

International Standard Version

But when they had prepared a meal and set it in front of him, he said, "I'm not eating until I've spoken." "Speak up!" Laban exclaimed.

A Conservative Version

And there was set before him food to eat. But he said, I will not eat until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak on.

American Standard Version

And there was set food before him to eat. But he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

Bible in Basic English

And meat was put before him, but he said, I will not take food till I have made my business clear to you. And they said, Do so.

Darby 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they set food before him to eat, but he said, I will not eat until I have told my errand. And he said unto him, Speak on.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will set before his face to eat, and he will say, Not to eat till I have spoken my word. And he will say, Speak.

King James 2000

And there was set food before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak on.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{And food was placed before him} to eat. And he said, "I will not eat until {I have told my errand}." And he said, "Speak."

Modern King James verseion

And food was set before him to eat. But he said, I will not eat until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak on.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and there was meat set before him to eat. But he said, "I will not eat, until I have said mine errand." And he said, "Say on."

NET Bible

When food was served, he said, "I will not eat until I have said what I want to say." "Tell us," Laban said.

New Heart 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."

The Emphasized Bible

and food was set before him to eat, But he said, I cannot eat, until I have spoken my words. And he said - Speak!

Webster

And there was set food before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told my errand. 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."

Youngs 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.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

to eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

but he said

Usage: 0

I will not eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

References

Smith

Context Readings

Abraham's Servant Finds A Wife For Isaac

32 So the man came into the house; and [Laban] ungirded his camels and gave straw and provender for the camels and water to bathe his feet and the feet of the men who were with him. 33 A meal was set before him, but he said, I will not eat until I have told of my errand. And [Laban] said, Speak on. 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.



Cross References

Job 23:12

I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed and treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 132:3-5

Surely I will not enter my dwelling house or get into my bed -- "

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going.

John 4:14

But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life.

John 4:31-34

Meanwhile, the disciples urged Him saying, Rabbi, eat something.

Ephesians 6:5-8

Servants (slaves), be obedient to those who are your physical masters, having respect for them and eager concern to please them, in singleness of motive and with all your heart, as [service] to Christ [Himself] -- "

1 Timothy 6:2

Let those who have believing masters not be disrespectful or scornful [to them] on the grounds that they are brothers [in Christ]; rather, they should serve [them all the better] because those who benefit by their kindly service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these duties.

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