New American Standard Bible
And the woman took a covering and spread it over the well's mouth and scattered grain on it, so that nothing was known.
King James Bible
And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground corn thereon; and the thing was not known.
Darby Bible Translation
And the woman took and spread the covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground corn on it; and the thing was not known.
World English Bible
The woman took and spread the covering over the well's mouth, and spread out bruised grain on it; and nothing was known.
Young's Literal Translation
and the woman taketh and spreadeth the covering over the face of the well, and spreadeth on it the ground corn, and the thing hath not been known.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A covering - Hebrew "the covering," perhaps "the hanging" or "awning" at the door of the house, as the word seems to mean when spoken of the tabernacle.
Ground corn - Or "peeled barley," which she spread out as if for the purpose of drying it in the sun.
BY REV. GEORGE MILLIGAN, M.A., D.D. "There is nothing," says Socrates to Cephalus in the Republic, "I like better than conversing with aged men. For I regard them as travellers who have gone a journey which I too may have to go, and of whom it is right to learn the character of the way, whether it is rugged or difficult, or smooth and easy" (p. 328 E.). It is to such an aged traveller that we are introduced in the person of Barzillai the Gileadite. And though he is one of the lesser-known characters …
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings.
So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to the LORD; and the thunder and the hail ceased, and rain no longer poured on the earth.
But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them, and she said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.
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