4 His father-in-law, the girl’s father, detained him; and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and lodged there.5 Now on the fourth day they got up early in the morning, and he [a]prepared to go; and the girl’s father said to his son-in-law, “Sustain [b]yourself with a piece of bread, and afterward you may go.”6 So both of them sat down and ate and drank together; and the girl’s father said to the man, “Please be willing to spend the night, and let your heart be merry.”7 Then the man arose to go, but his father-in-law urged him so that he spent the night there again.8 On the fifth day he arose to go early in the morning, and the girl’s father said, “Please sustain [c]yourself, and wait until [d]afternoon”; so both of them ate.9 When the man arose to go along with his concubine and servant, his father-in-law, the girl’s father, said to him, “Behold now, the day has drawn [e]to a close; please spend the night. Lo, the day is [f]coming to an end; spend the night here that your heart may be merry. Then tomorrow you may arise early for your journey so that you may go [g]home.”
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