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Genesis 24:39 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I said to my master, ‘Suppose the woman does not follow me.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And I said to my master, It may be the woman will not follow me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And I said to my master, Perhaps the woman will not follow me?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So I said unto my lord,—Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And I say unto my lord, It may be the woman doth not come after me;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But I answered my master: What if the woman will not come with me?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And I said vnto my master, Peraduenture the woman will not followe me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And I said to my master, Haply the woman will not go with me.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And I said unto my adon, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And I said 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
my n אֲדוֹן, 113
{0113} Prime
אָדוֹן
'adown
{aw-done'}
From an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, that is, controller (human or divine).
Peradventure x194
(0194) Complement
אוּלַי
'uwlay
{oo-lah'ee}
From H0176; if not; hence perhaps.
the woman 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
will not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
follow 310
{0310} Prime
אַחַר
'achar
{akh-ar'}
From H0309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses).
y3212
[3212] Standard
יָלַך
yalak
{yaw-lak'}
A primitive root (compare H1980); to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively to carry (in various senses).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x1980
(1980) Complement
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 24:32-49.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 24:29-53.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 24:5 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?

Peradventure:
We may see, says Calmet, by this and other passages of Scripture (
Joshua 9:18 And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes of the congregation had sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel. And all the congregation murmured against the princes.
), what the sentiments of the ancients were relative to an oath. They believed that they were bound precisely by what was spoken, and had no liberty to interpret the intentions of those by whom the oath was made.
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Gn 24:5. Jsh 9:18.

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