New Living Translation
"Yes, my lord," she answered, "have a drink." And she quickly lowered her jug from her shoulder and gave him a drink.
King James Bible
And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
Darby Bible Translation
And she said, Drink, my lord! And she hasted and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him to drink.
World English Bible
She said, "Drink, my lord." She hurried, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him drink.
Young's Literal Translation
and she saith, 'Drink, my lord;' and she hasteth, and letteth down her pitcher upon her hand, and giveth him drink.
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The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
This is my request. I will ask one of them, 'Please give me a drink from your jug.' If she says, 'Yes, have a drink, and I will water your camels, too!'--let her be the one you have selected as Isaac's wife. This is how I will know that you have shown unfailing love to my master."
She quickly lowered her jug from her shoulder and said, 'Yes, have a drink, and I will water your camels, too!' So I drank, and then she watered the camels.
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