And her brother and her mother said, Let the maiden abide with us some days, or say ten; after that she shall go.
For had we not lingered, we should now certainly have returned already twice.
Haste and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus says thy son Joseph: God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, tarry not.
And on the fourth day they arose early in the morning, and he prepared to go; but the girl's father said to his son-in-law, "Strengthen your heart with a morsel of bread, and after that you may go."
So the two men sat and ate and drank together; and the girl's father said to the man, "Be pleased to spend the night, and let your heart be merry."
And when the man rose up to go, his father-in-law urged him, till he lodged there again.
And on the fifth day he arose early in the morning to depart; and the girl's father said, "Strengthen your heart, and tarry until the day declines." So they ate, both of them.
2 Samuel 19:11
And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak to the elders of Judah saying, Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the king, to his house.
2 Samuel 19:12
Ye are my brethren, ye are my bone and my flesh; and why will ye be the last to bring back the king?
And as he lingered, the men laid hold on his hand, and on the hand of his wife, and on the hand of his two daughters, Jehovah being merciful to him; and they led him out, and set him without the city.
The king answered and said, I know of a certainty that ye would gain time, because ye see the word is gone forth from me;
And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people collected together to Aaron, and said to him, Up, make us a god, who will go before us; for this Moses, the man that has brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what is become of him!
"Out of the window she peered, the mother of Sis'era gazed through the lattice: 'Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why tarry the hoofbeats of his chariots?'
2 Samuel 20:5
So Amasa went to call together the men of Judah; but he delayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
And the people were awaiting Zacharias, and they wondered at his delaying in the temple.
When therefore he heard, He is sick, he remained two days then in the place where he was.
And Felix, knowing accurately the things concerning the way, adjourned them, saying, When Lysias the chiliarch is come down I will determine your affair;