NASB — Genesis 24 — KJV

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.

[1] aGn 18:11 bGn 12:2; 13:2; 24:35; Ga 3:9
[2] aGn 39:4-6 bGn 24:9; 47:29
[3] aGn 14:19, 22 bDt 7:3; 2Co 6:14-17 cGn 10:15-19; 26:34, 35; 28:1, 8
[4] aGn 12:1; He 11:15
[6] aGn 24:8
[7] 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
[8] aJsh 2:17-20 bGn 24:6
[9] 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.”

[10] IHeb Aram-naharaim, Aram of the two rivers aGn 24:22, 53 bGn 11:31, 32
[11] aGn 24:42 bEx 2:16; 1S 9:11
[12] ILit cause to occur for me aGn 24:27, 42, 48; 26:24; Ex 3:6, 15 bGn 27:20
[13] ILit fountain of water aGn 24:43
[14] ILit she will say

Rebekah Is Chosen

15aBefore 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.

[15] aGn 24:45 bGn 22:20, 23 cGn 11:29
[16] ILit known aGn 12:11; 26:7; 29:17
[17] aJn 4:7
[18] aGn 24:14, 46
[19] aGn 24:14
[21] 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.”

[22] ILit hands aGn 24:47; Ex 32:2, 3
[24] aGn 24:15
[26] aGn 24:48, 52; Ex 4:31
[27] 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.’

[28] aGn 29:12
[29] aGn 29:5, 13
[30] ILit hands IILit Thus the man
[31] aGn 29:13 bGn 26:29; Ru 3:10; Ps 115:15 cGn 18:3-5; 19:2, 3
[32] ILit he aGn 43:24; Jg 19:21
[34] aGn 24:2
[35] ILit great aGn 24:1 bGn 13:2
[36] ILit after she was old aGn 21:1-7 bGn 25:5
[37] ILit dwell aGn 24:2-4
[39] aGn 24:5
[40] aGn 24:7 bGn 5:22, 24; 17:1 cEx 23:20
[41] 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.’

[42] aGn 24:11, 12 bNe 1:11
[43] ILit fountain of water aGn 24:13 bGn 24:14

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.”

[45] a1S 1:13 bGn 24:15 cGn 24:17
[46] aGn 24:18, 19
[47] ILit hands aGn 24:23, 24 bEzk 16:11, 12
[48] ILit brother aGn 24:26, 52 bGn 24:27; Ps 32:8; 48:14; Is 48:17
[49] 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.”

[50] aPs 118:23; Mk 12:11 bGn 31:24, 29

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,
  “May you, our sister,
  aBecome thousands of ten thousands,
  And may byour Idescendants possess
  The gate of those who hate them.”
61 Then Rebekah arose with her maids, and they mounted the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.

[52] ILit to aGn 24:26, 48
[53] aGn 24:10, 22; Ex 3:22; 11:2; 12:35
[54] aGn 24:56, 59; 30:25
[55] aJg 19:4
[56] aGn 24:40
[57] ILit ask her mouth
[59] aGn 35:8
[60] 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.

[62] ILit was dwelling III.e. South country aGn 16:14; 25:11 bGn 20:1
[63] IOr stroll; meaning uncertain aJsh 1:8; Ps 1:2; 77:12; 119:15, 27, 48; 143:5; 145:5 bGn 18:2
[65] IOr shawl
[67] aGn 25:20 bGn 29:18 cGn 23:1, 2


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Abraham sweareth his servant.

1 ¶ And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: 3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. 5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest? 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

[1] 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.
[2] Gn 15:2; 24:9, 10; 39:4, 8; 44:1; 47:29; 1Ch 29:24; 1Ti 5:17.
[3] 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.
[4] Gn 11:25; 12:1, 7; 22:20; 28:2.
[5] Gn 24:58; Ex 9:2; 20:7; Pv 13:16; Jr 4:2.
[6] Ga 5:1; He 10:39; 11:9, 13; 2P 2:20.

7 ¶ The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. 8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again. 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

[7] 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.
[8] Gn 24:4, 6; Nu 30:5, 8; Jsh 2:17; 9:20; Jn 8:32; Ac 7:2.
[9] Gn 24:2.

The servant's journey.

10 ¶ And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master [were] in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. 11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, [even] the time that women go out to draw [water].

[10] 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.
[11] Gn 24:13; 33:13; Ex 2:16; 1S 9:11; Pv 12:10; Jn 4:7.

His prayer.

12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I stand [here] by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

[12] 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.
[13] Gn 24:11, 43; 29:9; Ex 2:16; Jg 5:11; 1S 9:11; Ps 37:5; Pv 3:6; Jn 4:7.

His sign.

14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: [let the same be] she [that] thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

[14] 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, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 16 And the damsel [was] very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

[15] 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.
[16] Gn 4:1; 26:7; 39:6; Nu 31:17; So 5:2.
[17] 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, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. 19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw [water] for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw [water], and drew for all his camels. 21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

[18] Pv 31:26; 1P 3:8; 4:8.
[19] Gn 24:14, 45; 1P 4:9.
[21] Gn 24:12, 56; 2S 7:18; Ps 34:1; 107:1, 8, 15, 43; 116:1; Lk 2:19, 51.

receiveth jewels,

22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten [shekels] weight of gold;

[22] Gn 23:15; 24:30; Ex 32:2; Es 5:1; Is 3:19; Jr 2:32; Ezk 16:11; 1Ti 2:9; 1P 3:3, 8.

sheweth her kindred,

23 And said, Whose daughter [art] thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room [in] thy father's house for us to lodge in? 24 And she said unto him, I [am] the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

[24] Gn 11:29; 22:20, 23; 24:15.

and inviteth him home.

25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

[25] Gn 18:4; Jg 19:19; Is 32:8; 1P 4:9.

The servant blesseth God.

26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD. 27 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I [being] in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren. 28 And the damsel ran, and told [them of] her mother's house these things.

[26] 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.
[27] 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.
[28] Gn 24:48, 50, 55, 67; 31:33.

Laban entertaineth him.

29 ¶ And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was] Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well. 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well. 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

[29] Gn 24:55, 60; 29:5.
[31] Gn 24:25; 26:29; Jg 17:2; Ru 3:10; Ps 115:15; Pv 17:8; 18:16.

32 ¶ And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that [were] with him. 33 And there was set [meat] before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

[32] Gn 18:4; 19:2; 43:24; Jg 19:21; 1S 25:41; Lk 7:44; Jn 13:4; 1Ti 5:10.
[33] 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.

34 And he said, I [am] Abraham's servant. 35 And the LORD hath blessed