Parallel Verses

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 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.

Amplified

But when food was set before him, he said, “I will not eat until I have stated my business.” And Laban 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.

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."

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

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Context Readings

Abraham's Servant Finds A Wife For Isaac

32 So Abraham's servant went to the house and unloaded the camels. Straw and feed were given to the camels, and water was provided so that he and the men who were with him could wash their feet. 33 When food was served, he said, "I will not eat until I have said what I want to say." "Tell us," Laban said. 34 "I am the servant of Abraham," he began.



Cross References

Job 23:12

I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my allotted portion.

Psalm 132:3-5

He said, "I will not enter my own home, or get into my bed.

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will take his position before kings; he will not take his position before obscure people.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.

John 4:14

But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life."

John 4:31-34

Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, "Rabbi, eat something."

Ephesians 6:5-8

Slaves, obey your human masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart as to Christ,

1 Timothy 6:2

But those who have believing masters must not show them less respectTeach them and exhort them about these things.

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