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Genesis 24:5

    Genesis 24:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the servant said to him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land: must I needs bring your son again to the land from from where you came?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land. Must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the servant said, If by chance the woman will not come with me into this land, am I to take your son back again to the land from which you came?

    Webster's Revision

    And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land. Must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

    World English Bible

    The servant said to him, "What if the woman isn't willing to follow me to this land? Must I bring your son again to the land you came from?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

    Definitions for Genesis 24:5

    Peradventure - Perhaps.
    Whence - From where.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 24:5

    Peradventure the woman will not be willing - We may see, says Calmet, by this and other passages of Scripture, Joshua 9:18, what the sentiments of the ancients were relative to an oath. They believed they were bound precisely by what was spoken, and had no liberty to interpret the intentions of those to whom the oath was made.