A Bride for Isaac
1 Now aAbraham° was old°, advanced° in age°; and the LORD° had bblessed° Abraham° in every° way°. 2 Abraham° said° to his servant°, the oldest° of his household°, who had° acharge° of all° that he owned, “bPlease° place° your hand° under° my thigh°, 3 and I will make you swear° by the LORD°, athe God° of heaven° and the God° of earth°, that you bshall not take° a wife° for my son° from the daughters° of cthe Canaanites°, among° whom° I live°, 4 but you will go° to amy country° and to my relatives°, and take° a wife° for my son° Isaac°.” 5 The servant° said° to him, “Suppose° the woman° is not willing° to follow°° me to this° land°; should I take° your son° back° to the land° from where°° you came°?” 6 Then Abraham° said° to him, “aBeware° that you do not take° my son° back° there°! 7 aThe LORD°, the God° of heaven°, who° took° me from my father’s° house° and from the land° of my birth°, and who° spoke° to me and who° swore° to me, saying°, ‘bTo your Idescendants° I will give° this° land°,’ He will send° cHis angel° before° you, and you will take° a wife° for my son° from there°. 8 But if° the woman° is not willing° to follow°° you, then you will abe free° from this° my oath°; bonly° do not take° my son° back° there°.” 9 So the servant° aplaced° his hand° under° the thigh° of Abraham° his master°, and swore° to him concerning° this° matter°.
 aGn 18:11 bGn 12:2; 13:2; 24:35; Ga 3:9
 aGn 39:4-6 bGn 24:9; 47:29
 aGn 14:19, 22 bDt 7:3; 2Co 6:14-17 cGn 10:15-19; 26:34, 35; 28:1, 8
 aGn 12:1; He 11:15
 aGn 24:8
 ILit seed aGn 24:3 bGn 12:7; 13:15; 15:18; Ex 32:13 cGn 16:7; 21:17; 22:11; Ex 23:20, 23
 aJsh 2:17-20 bGn 24:6
 aGn 24:2
10 ¶ Then the servant° took° ten° camels° from the camels° of his master°, and set° out with a variety° of agood° things° of his master’s° in his hand°; and he arose° and went° to IMesopotamia°, to bthe city° of Nahor°. 11 He made the camels° kneel° down° outside°° the city° by athe well° of water° at evening° time°, bthe time° when women go° out to draw° water°. 12 He said°, “aO LORD°, the God° of my master° Abraham°, please° Ibgrant° me success° today°, and show° lovingkindness° to my master° Abraham°. 13 Behold°, aI am standing° by the Ispring°, and the daughters° of the men° of the city° are coming° out to draw° water°; 14 now may it be that the girl° to whom° I say°, ‘Please° let° down° your jar° so that I may drink°,’ and Iwho answers°, ‘Drink°, and I will water° your camels° also°’[may] she [be the one] whom You have appointed° for Your servant° Isaac°; and by this I will know° that You have shown° lovingkindness° to my master°.”
 IHeb Aram-naharaim, Aram of the two rivers aGn 24:22, 53 bGn 11:31, 32
 aGn 24:42 bEx 2:16; 1S 9:11
 ILit cause to occur for me aGn 24:27, 42, 48; 26:24; Ex 3:6, 15 bGn 27:20
 ILit fountain of water aGn 24:43
 ILit she will say
Rebekah Is Chosen
15 ¶ aBefore° he had finished° speaking°, behold°, bRebekah° who° was born° to Bethuel° the son° of cMilcah°, the wife° of Abraham’s° brother° Nahor°, came° out with her jar° on her shoulder°. 16 The girl° was avery° beautiful°, a virgin°, and no° man° had Ihad° relations° with her; and she went° down° to the spring° and filled° her jar° and came° up. 17 Then the servant° ran° to meet° her, and said°, “aPlease° let me drink° a little° water° from your jar°.” 18 aShe said°, “Drink°, my lord°”; and she quickly° lowered° her jar° to her hand°, and gave° him a drink°. 19 Now when she had finished° giving° him a drink°, ashe said°, “I will draw° also° for your camels° until°° they have finished° drinking°.” 20 So she quickly° emptied° her jar° into the trough°, and ran° back° to the well° to draw°, and she drew° for all° his camels°. 21 aMeanwhile, the man° was gazing° at her Iin silence°, to know° whether the LORD° had made° his journey° successful° or° not.
 aGn 24:45 bGn 22:20, 23 cGn 11:29
 ILit known aGn 12:11; 26:7; 29:17
 aJn 4:7
 aGn 24:14, 46
 aGn 24:14
 ILit keeping silent aGn 24:12-14, 27, 52
22 ¶ When° the camels° had finished° drinking°, the man° took° a agold° ring° weighing° a half-shekel° and two° bracelets° for her Iwrists° weighing° ten° shekels in gold°, 23 and said°, “Whose° daughter° are you? Please° tell° me, is there° room° for us to lodge° in your father’s° house°?” 24 She said° to him, “aI am the daughter° of Bethuel°, the son° of Milcah°, whom° she bore° to Nahor°.” 25 Again she said° to him, “We have plenty° of both° straw° and feed°, and room° to lodge° in.” 26 Then the man° abowed° low° and worshiped° the LORD°. 27 He said°, “aBlessed° be the LORD°, the God° of my master° Abraham°, who° has not forsaken° bHis lovingkindness° and His truth° toward°° my master°; as for me, cthe LORD° has guided° me in the way° to the house° of my master’s° brothers°.”
 ILit hands aGn 24:47; Ex 32:2, 3
 aGn 24:15
 aGn 24:48, 52; Ex 4:31
 aGn 24:12, 42, 48; Ex 18:10; Ru 4:14; 1S 25:32; 2S 18:28; Lk 1:68 bGn 32:10; Ps 98:3 cGn 24:21, 48
28 ¶ Then athe girl° ran° and told° her mother’s° household° about these° things°. 29 Now Rebekah° had a brother° whose name° was aLaban°; and Laban° ran° outside° to the man° at the spring°. 30 When he saw° the ring° and the bracelets° on his sister’s° Iwrists°, and when he heard° the words° of Rebekah° his sister°, saying°, “IIThis° is what° the man° said° to me,” he went° to the man°; and behold°, he was standing° by the camels° at the spring°. 31 And he said°, “aCome° in, bblessed° of the LORD°! Why° do you stand° outside° since cI have prepared° the house°, and a place° for the camels°?” 32 So the man° entered° the house°. Then IaLaban unloaded° the camels°, and he gave° straw° and feed° to the camels°, and water° to wash° his feet° and the feet° of the men° who° were with him. 33 But when [food] was set° before° him to eat°, he said°, “I will not eat° until°° I have told° my business°.” And he said°, “Speak° on.” 34 So he said°, “I am aAbraham’s° servant°. 35 The LORD° has greatly° ablessed° my master°, so that he has become° Irich°; and He has given° him bflocks° and herds°, and silver° and gold°, and servants° and maids°, and camels° and donkeys°. 36 Now aSarah° my master’s° wife° bore° a son° to my master° Iin her old° age°, and bhe has given° him all° that he has. 37 aMy master° made me swear°, saying°, ‘You shall not take° a wife° for my son° from the daughters° of the Canaanites°, in whose° land° I Ilive°; 38 but you shall go° to my father’s° house° and to my relatives°, and take° a wife° for my son°.’ 39 aI said° to my master°, ‘Suppose° the woman° does not follow°° me.’ 40 He said° to me, ‘aThe LORD°, before° whom° I have bwalked°, will send° cHis angel° with you to make your journey° successful°, and you will take° a wife° for my son° from my relatives° and from my father’s° house°; 41 athen° you will be free° from my oath°, when° you come° to my relatives°; and if° they do not give° her to you, you will be free° from my oath°.’
 aGn 29:12
 aGn 29:5, 13
 ILit hands IILit Thus the man
 aGn 29:13 bGn 26:29; Ru 3:10; Ps 115:15 cGn 18:3-5; 19:2, 3
 ILit he aGn 43:24; Jg 19:21
 aGn 24:2
 ILit great aGn 24:1 bGn 13:2
 ILit after she was old aGn 21:1-7 bGn 25:5
 ILit dwell aGn 24:2-4
 aGn 24:5
 aGn 24:7 bGn 5:22, 24; 17:1 cEx 23:20
 aGn 24:8
42 ¶ “So aI came° today° to the spring°, and said°, ‘O LORD°, the God° of my master° Abraham°, if° now° You will make my journey° on which° I go° bsuccessful°; 43 behold°, aI am standing° by the Ispring°, and may it be that the maiden° who comes° out to draw°, and to whom I say°, “bPlease° let me drink° a little° water° from your jar°”; 44 and she will say° to me, “You drink°, and I will draw° for your camels° also°”; let her be the woman° whom° the LORD° has appointed° for my master’s° son°.’
45 ¶ “Before° I had finished° aspeaking° in my heart°, behold°, bRebekah° came° out with her jar° on her shoulder°, and went° down° to the spring° and drew°, and cI said° to her, ‘Please° let me drink°.’ 46 She quickly° lowered° her jar° from her [shoulder], and said°, ‘aDrink°, and I will water° your camels° also°’; so I drank°, and she watered° the camels° also°. 47 aThen I asked° her, and said°, ‘Whose° daughter° are you?’ And she said°, ‘The daughter° of Bethuel°, Nahor’s° son°, whom° Milcah° bore° to him’; and I put° the bring° on her nose°, and the bracelets° on her Iwrists°. 48 And I abowed° low° and worshiped° the LORD°, and blessed° the LORD°, the God° of my master° Abraham°, bwho° had guided° me in the right° way° to take° the daughter° of my master’s° Ikinsman° for his son°. 49 So now° if° you are going° to Iadeal° kindly° and truly° with my master°, tell° me; and if° not, let me know°, that I may turn° to the right° hand° or° the left°.”
 a1S 1:13 bGn 24:15 cGn 24:17
 aGn 24:18, 19
 ILit hands aGn 24:23, 24 bEzk 16:11, 12
 ILit brother aGn 24:26, 52 bGn 24:27; Ps 32:8; 48:14; Is 48:17
 ILit show lovingkindness and truth aGn 47:29; Jsh 2:14
50 ¶ Then Laban° and Bethuel° replied°, “aThe matter° comes° from the LORD°; b[so] we cannot°° speak° to you bad° or° good°. 51 Here° is Rebekah° before° you, take° [her] and go°, and let her be the wife° of your master’s° son°, as the LORD° has spoken°.”
52 ¶ When° Abraham’s° servant° heard° their words°, he abowed° himself to the ground° Ibefore the LORD°.
53 The servant° brought° out aarticles° of silver° and articles° of gold°, and garments°, and gave° them to Rebekah°; he also gave° precious° things° to her brother° and to her mother°.
54 Then he and the men° who° were with him ate° and drank° and spent° the night°. When they arose° in the morning°, he said°, “aSend° me away° to my master°.”
55 But her brother° and her mother° said°, “aLet the girl° stay° with us [a few] days°, say° ten°; afterward° she may go°.”
56 He said° to them, “Do not delay° me, since athe LORD° has prospered° my way°. Send° me away° that I may go° to my master°.”
57 And they said°, “We will call° the girl° and Iconsult° her wishes°.”
58 Then they called° Rebekah° and said° to her, “Will you go° with this° man°?” And she said°, “I will go°.”
59 Thus they sent° away° their sister° Rebekah° and aher nurse° with Abraham’s° servant° and his men°.
60 They blessed° Rebekah° and said° to her,
 ILit to aGn 24:26, 48
 aGn 24:10, 22; Ex 3:22; 11:2; 12:35
 aGn 24:56, 59; 30:25
 aJg 19:4
 aGn 24:40
 ILit ask her mouth
 aGn 35:8
 ILit seed aGn 17:16 bGn 22:17
Isaac Marries Rebekah
62 ¶ Now Isaac° had come° from going° to aBeer-lahai-roi°; for he Iwas living° in bthe IINegev°. 63 Isaac° went° out ato Imeditate° in the field° toward° evening°; and bhe lifted° up his eyes° and looked°, and behold°, camels° were coming°. 64 Rebekah° lifted° up her eyes°, and when she saw° Isaac° she dismounted° from the camel°. 65 She said° to the servant°, “Who° is that man° walking° in the field° to meet° us?” And the servant° said°, “He is my master°.” Then she took° her Iveil° and covered° herself. 66 The servant° told° Isaac° all° the things° that he had done°. 67 Then Isaac° brought° her into his mother° Sarah’s° tent°, and ahe took° Rebekah°, and she became° his wife°, and bhe loved° her; thus Isaac° was comforted° after° chis mother’s° death.
 ILit was dwelling III.e. South country aGn 16:14; 25:11 bGn 20:1
 IOr stroll; meaning uncertain aJsh 1:8; Ps 1:2; 77:12; 119:15, 27, 48; 143:5; 145:5 bGn 18:2
 IOr shawl
 aGn 25:20 bGn 29:18 cGn 23:1, 2
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Abraham sweareth his servant.
1 ¶ And Abrahamº was old,ºª [and] well strickenºª in age:º and the LORDº had blessedºª² Abrahamº in all things.² 2 And Abrahamº saidºª unto² his eldestº servantº of his house,º that ruled² over¹ª all² that² he had, Put,ºª I pray thee,² thy handº under² my thigh:º 3 And I will make thee swearºª by the LORD,º the Godº of heaven,º and the Godº of the earth,º that² thou shalt not² takeºª a wifeº unto my sonº of the daughtersº² of the Canaanites,º amongº whom² I² dwell:ºª 4 But² thou shalt go¹ª² unto² my country,º and to² my kindred,º and takeºª a wifeº unto my sonº Isaac.º 5 And the servantº saidºª unto² him, Peradventure² the womanº will not² be willingºª to follow¹ª²² me¹ unto² this² land:º must I needs bringºª² thy sonº again¹ª unto² the landº from whence²²² thou camest?ºª 6 And Abrahamº saidºª unto² him, Bewareºª thou that² thou bringºª not¹² my sonº thither² again.¹ª
 Gn 12:2; 13:2; 18:11; 21:5; 24:35; 25:20; 49:25; 1K 1:1; Ps 112:1; Pv 10:22; Is 51:2; Mt 6:33; Lk 1:7; Ga 3:9; Ep 1:3; 1Ti 4:8.
 Gn 15:2; 24:9, 10; 39:4, 8; 44:1; 47:29; 1Ch 29:24; 1Ti 5:17.
 Gn 6:2, 4; 14:22; 21:23; 26:28, 34; 27:46; 28:1, 8; 31:44; 50:25; Ex 20:7; 22:11; 23:13; 34:16; Lv 19:12; Nu 5:21; Dt 6:13; 7:3; 10:20; Jsh 2:12; 1S 20:17; 2K 19:15; 2Ch 2:12; Ne 9:6; 13:25; Ps 115:15; Is 45:23; 48:1; 65:16; Jr 4:2; 10:11; 12:16; Zp 1:5; 1Co 7:39; 2Co 6:14; He 6:16.
 Gn 11:25; 12:1, 7; 22:20; 28:2.
 Gn 24:58; Ex 9:2; 20:7; Pv 13:16; Jr 4:2.
 Ga 5:1; He 10:39; 11:9, 13; 2P 2:20.
7 ¶ The LORDº Godº of heaven,º which² took² me¹ª from my father's¹ house,º²² and from the landº² of my kindred,º and which² spakeºª unto me, and that² swareºª unto me, saying,ºª Unto thy seedº will I giveºª² this² land;º he² shall sendºª his angelº before² thee,¹ and thou shalt takeºª a wifeº unto my sonº from thence.²² 8 And if² the womanº will not² be willingºª to follow¹ª²² thee,¹ then thou shalt be clearºª from this my oath:º²² only² bringºª not²² my sonº thither² again.¹ª 9 And the servantº putºª² his handº under² the thighº of Abrahamº his master,º and swareºª to him concerningº thatº matter.º
 Gn 12:1; 13:15; 15:18; 17:8; 22:16; 26:3, 24; Ex 13:5; 23:20; 32:13; 33:2; Nu 14:16, 30; 32:11; Dt 1:8; 34:4; Jsh 1:6; Jg 2:1; Ezr 1:2; Ps 32:8; 34:7; 73:24; 103:20; Pv 3:5; Is 63:9; Dn 2:44; Jna 1:9; Ac 7:5; He 1:14; 11:9; Rv 11:13.
 Gn 24:4, 6; Nu 30:5, 8; Jsh 2:17; 9:20; Jn 8:32; Ac 7:2.
 Gn 24:2.
The servant's journey.
10 ¶ And the servantº tookºª tenº camelsº of the camelsº² of his master,º and departed;¹ª² for all² the goodsº of his masterº [were] in his hand:º and he arose,ºª and went¹ª² to² Mesopotamia,º unto² the cityº of Nahor.º 11 And he made¹ª his camelsº to kneel downºª withoutº² the cityº byº a wellº of waterº at the timeº of the evening,º [even] the timeº that women go outºª to drawºª [water].
 Gn 11:31; 24:2; 27:43; 29:1, 4; 39:4, 8, 22; Dt 23:4; Jg 3:8; 1Ch 19:6; Ac 2:9.
 Gn 24:13; 33:13; Ex 2:16; 1S 9:11; Pv 12:10; Jn 4:7.
12 And he said,ºª O LORDº Godº of my masterº Abraham,º I pray thee,² send me¹ good speedºª² this day,º and shewºª kindnessº untoº my masterº Abraham.º 13 Behold,² I² standºª [here] by² the wellº of water;º and the daughtersº of the men¹² of the cityº come outºª to drawºª water:º
 Gn 15:1; 17:7; 24:27; 26:24; 27:10; 28:13; 31:42; 32:9; 43:14; Ex 3:6, 15; 1K 18:36; 2K 2:14; Ne 1:11; 2:4; Ps 37:5; 90:16; 118:25; 122:6; 127:1; Pv 3:6; Mt 22:32; Php 4:6; 1Th 3:10.
 Gn 24:11, 43; 29:9; Ex 2:16; Jg 5:11; 1S 9:11; Ps 37:5; Pv 3:6; Jn 4:7.
14 And let it come to pass,² that the damselº to whom² I shall say,ºª² Let downºª thy pitcher,º I pray thee,² that I may drink;ºª and she shall say,ºª Drink,ºª and I will give¹ª thy camelsº drinkºª also:² [let the same be] she [that] thou hast appointedºª for thy servantº Isaac;º and thereby shall I knowºª that² thou hast shewedºª kindnessº unto² my master.º
 Gn 15:8; 24:44; Ex 4:1; Jg 6:17, 37; 7:13; 18:5; 1S 6:7; 10:2; 14:8, 9, 10; 20:7; 2S 5:24; 20:9; 2K 20:8; Pv 19:14; Is 7:11; Ro 1:10.
Rebekah meeteth him,
15 ¶ And it came to pass,² before² he² had doneºª speaking,ºª that, behold,² Rebekahº came out,ºª whoº was bornºª to Bethuel,º sonº of Milcah,º the wifeº of Nahor,º Abraham'sº brother,º with her pitcherº upon² her shoulder.º 16 And the damselº [was] veryº fairº to look upon,º a virgin,º neither² had any manº knownºª her: and she went downºª to the well,º and filledºª her pitcher,º and came up.ºª 17 And the servantº ranºª to meet² her,¹ª and said,ºª Let me, I pray thee,² drinkºª a littleº waterº of thy pitcher.º²
 Gn 11:27, 29; 21:14; 22:20, 23; 24:24, 45; 29:9; Ex 2:16; Jg 6:36; Ru 2:2, 17; Ps 34:15; 65:2; 145:18; Pv 31:27; Is 58:9; 65:24; Dn 9:20.
 Gn 4:1; 26:7; 39:6; Nu 31:17; So 5:2.
 Gn 26:1; 1K 17:10; Is 21:14; 30:25; 35:6; 41:17; 49:10; Jn 4:7, 9.
fulfilleth his sign,
18 And she said,ºª Drink,ºª my lord:º and she hasted,ºª and let downºª her pitcherº upon² her hand,º and gave him drink.ºª 19 And when she had doneºª giving him drink,ºª she said,ºª I will drawºª [water] for thy camelsº also,² until²² they have doneºª drinking.ºª 20 And she hasted,ºª and emptiedºª her pitcherº into² the trough,º and ranºª again² unto² the wellº to drawºª [water], and drewºª for all² his camels.º 21 And the manº wonderingºª at her held his peace,ºª to witºª whether the LORDº had made¹ª his journeyº prosperousºª orº not.²
 Pv 31:26; 1P 3:8; 4:8.
 Gn 24:14, 45; 1P 4:9.
 Gn 24:12, 56; 2S 7:18; Ps 34:1; 107:1, 8, 15, 43; 116:1; Lk 2:19, 51.
22 And it came to pass,² as² the camelsº had doneºª drinking,ºª that the manº tookºª a goldenº earringº of half a shekelº weight,º and twoº braceletsº for² her handsº of tenº [shekels] weightº of gold;º
sheweth her kindred,
23 And said,ºª Whoseº daughterº [art] thou?º tellºª me, I pray thee:² is thereº roomº [in] thy father'sº houseº for us to lodge in?ºª 24 And she saidºª unto² him, I² [am] the daughterº of Bethuelº the sonº of Milcah,º which² she bareºª unto Nahor.º
and inviteth him home.
The servant blesseth God.
26 And the manº bowed down his head,ºª and worshippedºª the LORD.º 27 And he said,ºª Blessedºª [be] the LORDº Godº of my masterº Abraham,º who² hath not² left destituteººª² my masterº of his mercyº and his truth:º I² [being] in the way,º the LORDº led² me¹ª to the houseº of my master'sº brethren.º 28 And the damselº ran,ºª and toldºª [them of] her mother'sº houseº these² things.º
 Gn 22:5; 24:48, 52; Ex 4:31; 12:27; 34:8; 1Ch 29:20; 2Ch 20:18; 29:30; Ne 8:6; Ps 22:29; 66:4; 72:9; 95:6; Mi 6:6; Php 2:10.
 Gn 9:26; 13:8; 14:20; 24:4, 12, 48; 32:10; Ex 2:11, 13; 18:10; Ru 4:14; 1S 25:32, 39; 2S 18:28; 1Ch 29:10; Ps 68:19; 72:18; 98:3; 100:5; Pv 3:6; 4:11; 8:20; Mi 7:20; Lk 1:68; Jn 1:17; Ep 1:3; 1Ti 1:17.
 Gn 24:48, 50, 55, 67; 31:33.
Laban entertaineth him.
29 ¶ And Rebekahº had a brother,º and his nameº [was] Laban:º and Labanº ranºª outº unto² the man,º unto² the well.º 30 And it came to pass,² when he sawºª² the earringº and braceletsº upon² his sister'sº hands,º and when he heardºª² the wordsº of Rebekahº his sister,º saying,ºª Thusº spakeºª the manº unto² me; that he cameºª unto² the man;º and, behold,² he stoodºª byº the camelsº at² the well.º 31 And he said,ºª Come in,ºª thou blessedºª of the LORD;º wherefore² standestºª thou without?º for I² have preparedºª the house,º and roomº for the camels.º
32 ¶ And the manº cameºª into the house:º and he ungirdedºª his camels,º and gaveºª strawº and provenderº for the camels,º and waterº to washºª his feet,º and the men's¹² feetº that² [were] with² him. 33 And there was setºªª¹ª [meat] before² him¹ to eat:ºª but he said,ºª I will not² eat,ºª until²² I have toldºª mine errand.º And he said,ºª Speak on.ºª
 Gn 18:4; 19:2; 43:24; Jg 19:21; 1S 25:41; Lk 7:44; Jn 13:4; 1Ti 5:10.
 Jb 23:12; Ps 132:3; Pv 22:29; Ec 9:10; Jn 4:14, 31; Ep 6:5; 1Ti 6:2.
The servant sheweth his message.