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 a little water, I pray you, be brought, 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.

Barnes's Commentary on Genesis 18 :4

Wesley's Commentary on Genesis 18 :4

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