Then her husband got up and went after her to speak kindly to her and bring her back. His servant and a couple of donkeys were with him. So she brought him to her father's house, and when the girl's father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.
His father-in-law, the girl's father, detained him, and he stayed with him for three days. They ate, drank, and spent the nights there.
On the fourth day, they got up early in the morning and prepared to go, but the girl's father said to his son-in-law, "Have something to eat to keep up your strength and then you can go."
So they sat down and the two of them ate and drank together. Then the girl's father said to the man, "Please agree to stay overnight and enjoy yourself."
The man got up to go, but his father-in-law persuaded him, so he stayed and spent the night there again.