"Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’
"Another one said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.’
Another said he had just bought five pair of oxen and wanted to try them out.
"Another said, 'I just bought five teams of oxen, and I really need to check them out. Send my regrets.'
And another said, I have got some cattle, and I am going to make a test of them: I am full of regret that I am unable to come.
Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please accept my regrets.’
"And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’
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1 tn Grk “And another.” Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
2 sn Five yoke of oxen. This was a wealthy man, because the normal farmer had one or two yoke of oxen.
3 tn The translation “going out” for πορεύομαι (poreuomai) is used because “going” in this context could be understood to mean “I am about to” rather than the correct nuance, “I am on my way to.”