Judges 19:4
New International Version
His father-in-law, the woman's father, prevailed on him to stay; so he remained with him three days, eating and drinking, and sleeping there.

New Living Translation
Her father urged him to stay awhile, so he stayed three days, eating, drinking, and sleeping there.

English Standard Version
And his father-in-law, the girl’s father, made him stay, and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and spent the night there.

Berean Study Bible
His father-in-law, the girl’s father, persuaded him to stay, so he remained with him three days, eating, drinking, and lodging there.

New American Standard Bible
His father-in-law, the girl's father, detained him; and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and lodged there.

New King James Version
Now his father-in-law, the young woman’s father, detained him; and he stayed with him three days. So they ate and drank and lodged there.

King James Bible
And his father in law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.

Christian Standard Bible
His father-in-law, the girl's father, detained him, and he stayed with him for three days. They ate, drank, and spent the nights there.

Contemporary English Version
and did not want him to leave. So the man stayed three days, eating and drinking with his father-in-law.

Good News Translation
The father insisted that he stay, and so he stayed for three days. The couple had their meals and spent the nights there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His father-in-law, the girl's father, detained him, and he stayed with him for three days. They ate, drank, and spent the nights there.

International Standard Version
The young woman's father (that is, his father-in-law) made him stay there for three days while they ate and drank during his visit there.

NET Bible
His father-in-law, the girl's father, persuaded him to stay with him for three days, and they ate and drank together, and spent the night there.

New Heart English Bible
His father-in-law, the young lady's father, welcomed him; and he stayed with him three days. So they ate and drank and stayed there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He made the Levite stay there with him, celebrating for three days.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his father-in-law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he abode with him three days; so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.

New American Standard 1977
And his father-in-law, the girl’s father, detained him; and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and lodged there.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and his father-in-law, the damsel's father, retained him, and he dwelt with him three days; eating and drinking, and abiding there.

King James 2000 Bible
And his father-in-law, the young woman's father, detained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.

American King James Version
And his father in law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he stayed with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.

American Standard Version
And his father-in-law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his father-in-law, the father of the damsel, constrained him, and he stayed with him for three days; and they ate and drank, and lodged there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And embraced the man. And the son in law tarried in the house of his father in law three days, eating with him and drinking familiarly.

Darby Bible Translation
And his father-in-law, the damsel's father, retained him, and he abode with him three days; and they ate and drank, and lodged there.

English Revised Version
And his father in law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his father-in-law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they ate and drank, and lodged there.

World English Bible
His father-in-law, the young lady's father, retained him; and he stayed with him three days: so they ate and drink, and lodged there.

Young's Literal Translation
And keep hold on him doth his father-in-law, father of the young woman, and he abideth with him three days, and they eat and drink, and lodge there.
Study Bible
The Levite and His Concubine
3her husband got up and went after her to speak kindly to her and bring her back, taking his servant and a pair of donkeys. So the girl brought him into her father’s house, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him. 4His father-in-law, the girl’s father, persuaded him to stay, so he remained with him three days, eating, drinking, and lodging there. 5On the fourth day, they got up early in the morning and prepared to depart, but the girl’s father said to his son-in-law, “Refresh your heart with a morsel of bread, and then you can go.”…
Cross References
Genesis 24:55
But her brother and mother said, "Let the girl remain with us ten days or so. After that, she may go."

Judges 19:3
her husband got up and went after her to speak kindly to her and bring her back, taking with him his servant and a pair of donkeys. So the girl brought him into her father's house, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.

Judges 19:5
On the fourth day, they got up early in the morning and prepared to go, but the girl's father said to his son-in-law, "Refresh your heart with a morsel of bread, and then you can go."

Treasury of Scripture

And his father in law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he stayed with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.







Lexicon
His father-in-law,
חֹֽתְנוֹ֙ (ḥō·ṯə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2859: To give, away in marriage, to contract affinity by marriage

the girl’s
הַֽנַּעֲרָ֔ה (han·na·‘ă·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5291: A girl, maiden

father,
אֲבִ֣י (’ă·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

persuaded him to stay,
וַיֶּחֱזַק־ (way·ye·ḥĕ·zaq-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

so he remained
וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב (way·yê·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

with him
אִתּ֖וֹ (’it·tōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

three
שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

days,
יָמִ֑ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

eating,
וַיֹּאכְלוּ֙ (way·yō·ḵə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

drinking,
וַיִּשְׁתּ֔וּ (way·yiš·tū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

and lodging
וַיָּלִ֖ינוּ (way·yā·lî·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

there.
שָֽׁם׃ (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither
(4) Retained him.--One motive of the father-in-law would doubtless be to practise the full rights of hospitality, which are in the East so specially sacred; but he probably desired further to win back the Levite's heart to his erring daughter.

Verse 4. - Retained him. See the same phrase 2 Kings 4:8, where it is rendered she constrained him. The full phrase is in Genesis 21:18, hold him in thy hand. 17:7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
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