In Laravel Eloquent what is the difference between limit vs take?

In the documentation it shows the following:

To limit the number of results returned from the query, or to skip a given number of results in the query, you may use the skip and take methods:

$users = DB::table('users')->skip(10)->take(5)->get();

Alternatively, you may use the limit and offset methods:

$users = DB::table('users')

What are the differences between these two? Are there any differences in execution speed?


  • With the Query Builder, take() is just an alias for limit():

     * Alias to set the "limit" value of the query.
     * @param  int  $value
     * @return \Illuminate\Database\Query\Builder|static
    public function take($value)
        return $this->limit($value);

    NB This is not to be confused with take() on Collections.