Genesis 24:50 Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "The matter comes from the LORD; so we cannot speak to you bad or good.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "The matter comes from the LORD; so we cannot speak to you bad or good.

King James Version

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

Holman Bible

Laban and Bethuel answered, "This is from the Lord; we have no choice in the matter.

International Standard Version

"Since this has come from the LORD," Laban and Bethuel both replied, "we cannot speak one way or another.

A Conservative Version

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from LORD; we cannot speak to thee bad or good.

American Standard Version

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from Jehovah. We cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

Amplified

Then Laban and Bethuel answered, The thing comes forth from the Lord; we cannot speak bad or good to you.

Bible in Basic English

Then Laban and Bethuel said in answer, This is the Lord's doing: it is not for us to say Yes or No to you.

Darby Translation

And Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from Jehovah: we cannot speak to thee bad or good.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from the LORD; we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

Julia Smith Translation

And Laban will answer, and Bethuel, and they will say, This word came from Jehovah; we shall not be able to speak to thee, evil or good.

King James 2000

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from the LORD: we cannot speak unto you bad or good.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and they said, "The matter has gone out from Yahweh; we are not able to speak bad or good to you.

Modern King James verseion

And Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing has come forth from Jehovah. We cannot speak to you bad or good.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then answered Laban and Bethuel, saying, "The thing is proceeded even out of the LORD, we can not therefore say unto thee, either good or bad:

NET Bible

Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "This is the Lord's doing. Our wishes are of no concern.

New Heart English Bible

Then Laban and Bethuel answered, "The thing proceeds from the LORD. We can't speak to you bad or good.

The Emphasized Bible

Then answered Laban and Bethuel and said, from Yahweh, hath come forth the word, - we cannot speak unto thee ill or well.

Webster

Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak to thee bad or good.

World English Bible

Then Laban and Bethuel answered, "The thing proceeds from Yahweh. We can't speak to you bad or good.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Laban answereth -- Bethuel also -- and they say, 'The thing hath gone out from Jehovah; we are not able to speak unto thee bad or good;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לבן 
Laban 
Usage: 55

and Bethuel
בּתוּאל 
B@thuw'el 
Usage: 10

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

and said

Usage: 0

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

from the Lord

Usage: 0

we cannot
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

or
או או 
'ow 
Usage: 320

References

Hastings

Morish

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Context Readings

Abraham's Servant Finds A Wife For Isaac

49 "So now if you are going to deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, let me know, that I may turn to the right hand or the left." 50 Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "The matter comes from the LORD; so we cannot speak to you bad or good. 51 "Here is Rebekah before you, take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master's son, as the LORD has spoken."



Cross References

Genesis 31:24

God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, "Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad."

Genesis 31:29

"It is in my power to do you harm, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Be careful not to speak either good or bad to Jacob.'

Psalm 118:23

This is the LORD'S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.

2 Samuel 13:22

But Absalom did not speak to Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.

Mark 12:11

THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES'?"

Genesis 24:15

Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor, came out with her jar on her shoulder.

Genesis 24:28

Then the girl ran and told her mother's household about these things.

Genesis 24:53

The servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

Genesis 24:55

But her brother and her mother said, "Let the girl stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go."

Genesis 24:60

They blessed Rebekah and said to her, "May you, our sister, Become thousands of ten thousands, And may your descendants possess The gate of those who hate them."

Matthew 21:42

Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone; THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES'?

Acts 11:17

"Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?"



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