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.
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.
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.
Judges 19:4 Parallel
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
But her brother and her mother said, "Let the girl stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go."
Then her husband arose and went after her to speak tenderly to her in order to bring her back, taking with him his servant and a pair of donkeys. So she brought him into her father's house, and when the girl's father saw him, he was glad to meet him.
Now on the fourth day they got up early in the morning, and he prepared to go; and the girl's father said to his son-in-law, "Sustain yourself with a piece of bread, and afterward you may go."
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