But her brother and mother said, "Let the young lady stay with us a few days at least ten and after that she may go."
After all, if we hadn't delayed, we could have been there and back twice by now!"
So hurry up, go back to my father, and tell him that his son Joseph tells him, "God has made me master of all of Egypt. Hurry up! Come live with me!'
On the fourth day, they got up early that morning, and the descendant of Levi got ready to leave. Then the young woman's father-in-law told him, "Fortify yourself by eating some food before you go."
So both of them sat down for a bit, ate and drank together, and the young woman's father invited the man, "Please, enjoy yourself and spend another night."
The man got up, intending to leave, but his father-in-law urged him to spend the night there again.
On the fifth day, he got up early in the morning, but the young woman's father-in-law told him, "Please, fortify yourself," so they delayed until later that afternoon while both of them ate together.
2 Samuel 19:11
So King David sent this message to Zadok and Abiathar, the priests: "Ask the elders of Judah, "Why are you the last to bring the king back to his palace, considering that what's being reported throughout all of Israel has come to the king at his palace?
2 Samuel 19:12
You're my relatives! You're my own flesh and blood! So why are you the last to bring back the king?'
But Lot kept lingering in the city, so the men grabbed his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters (because of the LORD's compassion for him!), brought them out of the city, and left them outside.
The king responded, "I'm convinced that you're stalling for time because you're aware of what I've commanded.
When the people saw that Moses took a long time to come down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and told him, "Come here and make us a god who will go before us, because, as for this fellow Moses who led us out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him."
"Back at home, out the window Sisera's mother peered, lamenting through the lattice. "Why is his chariot delayed in returning? "Why do the hoof beats of his chariots wait?'
2 Samuel 20:5
But when Amasa went out to muster the army of Judah, he delayed to act within the time allotted to him.
Meanwhile, the people kept waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed in the sanctuary so long.
Yet, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two more days.
Felix was rather well informed about the Way, and so he adjourned the trial with the comment, "When Tribune Lysias arrives, I'll decide your case."