King James 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.
Darby Bible Translation
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 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.
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CommentaryGeneva Study 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.Judges 19:4 Parallel Commentaries
For the understanding of the early history and religion of Israel, the book of Judges, which covers the period from the death of Joshua to the beginning of the struggle with the Philistines, is of inestimable importance; and it is very fortunate that the elements contributed by the later editors are so easily separated from the ancient stories whose moral they seek to point. That moral is most elaborately stated in ii. 6-iii. 6, which is a sort of programme or preface to iii. 7-xvi. 31, which constitutes …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
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.
And her husband arose, and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father's house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.
And it came to pass on the fourth day, when they arose early in the morning, that he rose up to depart: and the damsel's father said unto his son in law, Comfort thine heart with a morsel of bread, and afterward go your way.
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