Genesis 24


24:1 And Abraham was old [and] far advanced in age: and the LORD
 had blessed Abraham in all things.
24:2 And Abraham said to his eldest servant of his house, that
 ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my
 thigh:
24:3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven
 and the God of the earth, that thou wilt not take a wife for my
 son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell:
24:4 But thou shalt go to my country, and to my kindred, and
 take a wife for my son Isaac.
24:5 And the servant said to him, It may be the woman will not
 be willing to follow me to this land: must I needs bring thy
 son again to the land from whence thou camest?
24:6 And Abraham said to him, Beware that thou bring not my son
 thither again.
24:7 The LORD God of heaven, who took me from my father's house,
 and from the land of my kindred, and who spoke to me, and who
 swore to me, saying, To thy seed I will give this land: he will
 send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife for my
 son from thence.
24:8 And if the woman shall not be willing to follow thee, then
 thou shalt be clear from this my oath; only bring not my son
 thither again.
24:9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his
 master, and swore to him concerning that matter.
24:10 And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his
 master, and departed; (for all the goods of his master [were]
 in his hands:) and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the
 city of Nahor.
24:11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a
 well of water, at the time of the evening, the time when women
 go out to draw [water]:
24:12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee,
 prosper me this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
24:13 Behold, I stand [here] by the well of water; and the
 daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
24:14 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 by that shall I know that thou hast shown
 kindness to my master.
24:15 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.
24:16 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.
24:17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray
 thee, drink a little water from thy pitcher.
24:18 And she said, Drink, my lord. And she hasted, and let down
 her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
24:19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will
 draw [water] for thy camels also, till they have done drinking.
24:20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough,
 and ran again to the well to draw [water], and drew for all his
 camels.
24:21 And the man, wondering at her, held his peace, to know
 whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous, or not.
24:22 And it came to pass as the camels had done drinking, that
 the man took a golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, and two
 bracelets for her hands of ten [shekels] weight of gold;
24:23 And said, Whose daughter [art] thou? tell me, I pray thee:
 is there room [in] thy father's house for us to lodge in?
24:24 And she said to him, I [am] the daughter of Bethuel the
 son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.
24:25 She said moreover to him, We have both straw and provender
 enough, and room to lodge in.
24:26 And the man bowed his head, and worshipped the LORD.
24:27 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of my master
 Abraham, who hath not left my master destitute of his mercy and
 his truth: I [being] in the way, the LORD led me to the house
 of my master's brethren.
24:28 And the damsel ran, and told these things to her mother's
 house.
24:29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was] Laban: and
 Laban ran out to the man, to the well.
24:30 And it came to pass when he saw the ear-ring and bracelets
 upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah
 his sister, saying, Thus spoke the man to me; that he came to
 the man; and behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
24:31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; why
 standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room
 for the camels.
24:32 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.
24:33 And there was set [food] before him to eat: but he said, I
 will not eat, until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak
 on.
24:34 And he said, I [am] Abraham's servant.
24:35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly, and he is
 become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and
 silver, and gold, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and
 camels, and asses.
24:36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master when
 she was old: and to him hath he given all that he hath.
24:37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a
 wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose
 land I dwell:
24:38 But thou shalt go to my father's house, and to my kindred,
 and take a wife for my son.
24:39 And I said to my master, It may be the woman will not
 follow me.
24:40 And he said to me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send
 his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a
 wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house.
24:41 Then shalt thou be clear from [this] my oath, when thou
 comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee [one], thou
 shalt be clear from my oath.
24:42 And I came this day to the well, and said, O LORD God of
 my master Abraham, if now thou dost prosper my way which I go:
24:43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to
 pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw [water], and I
 say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher
 to drink;
24:44 And she saith to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw
 for thy camels: [let] the same [be] the woman whom the LORD
 hath pointed out for my master's son.
24:45 And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold,
 Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she
 went down to the well, and drew [water]: and I said to her, Let
 me drink, I pray thee.
24:46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her
 [shoulder], and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink
 also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
24:47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter [art] thou? And
 she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah
 bore to him: and I put the ear-ring upon her face, and the
 bracelets upon her hands.
24:48 And I bowed my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed
 the LORD God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right
 way to take my master's brother's daughter for his son.
24:49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master,
 tell me; and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right
 hand, or to the left.
24:50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, The thing
 proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak to thee bad or good.
24:51 Behold, Rebekah [is] before thee, take [her], and go, and
 let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
24:52 And it came to pass, that when Abraham's servant heard
 their words, he worshipped the LORD, [bowing himself] to the
 earth.
24:53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels
 of gold, and raiment, and gave [them] to Rebekah: He gave also
 to her brother and to her mother precious things.
24:54 And they ate and drank, he and the men that [were] with
 him, and tarried all night; and they rose in the morning, and
 he said, Send me away to my master.
24:55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide
 with us [a few] days, at the least ten; after that she shall
 go.
24:56 And he said to them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath
 prospered my way: send me away, that I may go to my master.
24:57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her
 mouth.
24:58 And they called Rebekah, and said to her, Wilt thou go
 with this man? And she said, I will go.
24:59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse,
 and Abraham's servant, and his men.
24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, Thou [art] our
 sister, be thou [the mother] of thousands of millions, and let
 thy seed possess the gate of those who hate them.
24:61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the
 camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and
 went his way.
24:62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he
 dwelt in the south country.
24:63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at evening:
 and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and behold, the camels
 [were] coming.
24:64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac,
 she alighted from the camel.
24:65 For she [had] said to the servant, What man [is] this that
 walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant [had] said, It
 [is] my master: therefore she took a vail and covered herself.
24:66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and
 took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and
 Isaac was comforted after his mother's [death].
 
 

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