Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 matter has come from the Lord; so we dare not speak bad or good [to you about it—we cannot interfere].

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.

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

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Fausets

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Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Abraham's Servant Finds A Wife For Isaac

49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. And if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left. 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from LORD; we cannot speak to thee bad or good. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as LORD has spoken.



Cross References

Genesis 31:24

And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said to him, Take heed to thyself that thou not speak to Jacob either good or bad.

Genesis 31:29

It is in the power of my hand to do you harm, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, Take heed to thyself that thou not speak to Jacob either good or bad.

Psalm 118:23

This is LORD's doing. It is marvelous in our eyes.

2 Samuel 13:22

And Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad, for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

Mark 12:11

This happened from Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

Genesis 24:15

And it came to pass, before he was done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

Genesis 24:28

And the damsel ran, and told her mother's house according to these words.

Genesis 24:53

And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

Genesis 24:55

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.

Genesis 24:60

And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, Our sister, be thou [the mother] of thousands of ten thousands, and let thy seed possess the gate of those who hate them.

Matthew 21:42

Jesus says to them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone that those who build rejected, this came to be in the head of the corner. This happened from Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

Acts 11:17

If then God gave to them the identical gift as also to us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, but what power was I to hinder God?

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