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Genesis 24:33

    Genesis 24:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak on.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there was set food before him to eat. But he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And meat was put before him, but he said, I will not take food till I have made my business clear to you. And they said, Do so.

    Webster's Revision

    And there was set food before him to eat. But he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

    World English Bible

    Food was set before him to eat, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told my message." He said, "Speak on."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

    Definitions for Genesis 24:33

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 24:33

    I will not eat until I have told - In Hindoostan it is not unusual for a Brahmin to enter a house and sit down, and when meat is offered, refuse to eat till he has obtained the object of his errand. Here is a servant who had his master's interest more at heart than his own. He refuses to take even necessary refreshment till he knows whether he is likely to accomplish the object of his journey. Did not our blessed Lord allude to the conduct of Abraham's servant, John 4:34 : My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work?