And he arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart: and the young woman's father said, Refresh your heart, I pray you. And they tarried until afternoon, and they did eat both of them.
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George Leo Haydock
Advanced. Hebrew, "and they tarried until the evening. "Septuagint, "rest till the day decline. "(Haydock)
He wishes them to wait till the heat of the day be over. (Calmet)
When he had obtained this request, he made the late hour an excuse for detaining them longer. But unhappily, the Levite was too resolute and desirous of returning home.