Genesis 24:50

“Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speake vnto thee bad or good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "The matter comes from the LORD; {so} we cannot speak to you bad or good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from Jehovah. We cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Laban and Bethuel said in answer, This is the Lord's doing: it is not for us to say Yes or No to you.
- Basic English Bible

And Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from Jehovah: we cannot speak to thee bad or good.
- Darby Bible

Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak to thee bad or good.
- Webster's Bible

Then Laban and Bethuel answered, "The thing proceeds from Yahweh. We can't speak to you bad or good.
- World English Bible

And Laban answereth -- Bethuel also -- and they say, `The thing hath gone out from Jehovah; we are not able to speak unto thee bad or good;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said: 'The thing proceedeth from the LORD; we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 24:50


24:50 The thing proceedeth from the Lord - Providence smiles upon it, and we have nothing to say against it. A marriage is then likely to be comfortable when it appears to proceed from the Lord.


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