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Genesis 18:4

    Genesis 18:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let me get water for washing your feet, and take your rest under the tree:

    Webster's Revision

    let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

    World English Bible

    Now let a little water be fetched, wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

    Definitions for Genesis 18:4

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 18:4

    Let a little water - be fetched, and wash your feet, etc. - In these verses we find a delightful picture of primitive hospitality. In those ancient times shoes such as ours were not in use; and the foot was protected only by sandals or soles, which fastened round the foot with straps. It was therefore a great refreshment in so hot a country to get the feet washed at the end of a day's journey; and this is the first thing that Abraham proposes.

    Rest yourselves under the tree - We have already heard of the oak grove of Mamre, Genesis 12:6, and this was the second requisite for the refreshment of a weary traveler, viz., rest in the shade.