New International Version
So the man went to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and water for him and his men to wash their feet.
King James Bible
And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.
Darby Bible Translation
And the man came into the house; and he ungirded the camels, and gave the camels straw and provender, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men who were with him.
World English Bible
The man came into the house, and he unloaded the camels. He gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
Young's Literal Translation
And he bringeth in the man into the house, and looseth the camels, and giveth straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men who are with him:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Provender for the camels - These were the first objects of his care; for a good man is merciful to his beast.
Water to wash his feet - Thus it thus appears that he had servants with him; and as the fatigues of the journey must have fallen as heavily upon them as upon himself, so we find no distinction made, but water is provided to wash their feet also.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
he ungirded. i.e., Laban ungirded. straw. Straw, by the eastern mode of threshing, was cut or shattered, and reduced to a kind of chaff. With this, sometimes mixed with a little barley, the eastern people still feed their labouring beasts, as they anciently did.
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Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.
Then food was set before him, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say." "Then tell us," Laban said.
The steward took the men into Joseph's house, gave them water to wash their feet and provided fodder for their donkeys.
So he took him into his house and fed his donkeys. After they had washed their feet, they had something to eat and drink.
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