Abraham seeks a wife for Isaac
24:1 And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age and Yehovah had
blessed Abraham in all things.
24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house,
that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under
24:3 And I will make you swear by Yehovah, the God of heaven,
and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife unto my
son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I stay
24:4 But you shall go unto my country, and to my kindred,
and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
24:5 And the servant said unto him, Perhaps the woman will
not be willing to follow me unto this land must I needs bring
your son again unto the land from where you came ?
24:6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware you that you bring
not my son there again.
24:7 Yehovah God of heaven, which took me from my father's
house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spoke unto me,
and that swore unto me, saying, Unto your seed will I give this
land ; he shall send his angel before you, and you shall take a
wife unto my son from there.
24:8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow you,
then you shall be clear from this my oath only bring not my son
Servant's visit to the east
24:9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham
his master, and sware 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 hand and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of
24:11 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].
24:12 And he said, O Yehovah God of my master Abraham, I pray
you, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my
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 your pitcher, I pray you, that I may drink ;
and she shall say, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also
[let the same be] she [that] you have appointed for your servant
Isaac ; and thereby shall I know that you have shown kindness
unto 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
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 you, drink a little water of your 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 your camels also, until they have done
24:20 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.
24:21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit
whether Yehovah 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 earring of half a shekel weight, and
two bracelets for her hands of ten [shekels ] weight of gold ;
24:23 And said, Whose daughter [are] you? tell me, I pray you
is there room [in] your father's house for us to lodge in?
24:24 And she said unto him, I [am] the daughter of Bethuel
the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
24:25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and
provender enough, and room to lodge in.
24:26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped
24:27 And he said, Blessed [be] Yehovah God of my master Abraham, who has
not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth I [being]
in the way, Yehovah led me to the house of my master's brethren.
24:28 And the girl ran, and told [them of] her mother's house
24:29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was] Laban and
Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
24:30 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, This spoke the man unto me; that he
came unto the man ; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the
24:31 And he said, Come in, you blessed of Yehovah ;
wherefore stands you outside ? 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 [meat] before him to eat but he said,
I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak
24:34 And he said, I [am] Abraham's servant.
24:35 And Yehovah has blessed my master greatly ; and he is
become great and he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver,
and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and
24:36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when
she was old and unto him has he given all that he has.
24:37 And my master made me swear, saying, you shall not take
a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose
land I stay
24:38 But you shall go unto my father's house, and to my
kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
24:39 And I said unto my master, perhaps the woman will not
24:40 And he said unto me, Yehovah, before whom I walk, will
send his angel with you, and prosper your way ; and you shall
take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house
24:41 Then shall you be clear from [this] my oath, when you
come to my kindred ; and if they give not you [one], you shall be
clear from my oath.
24:42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, Yehovah
God of my master Abraham, if now you do 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 come forth to draw [water],
and I say to her, Give me, I pray you, a little water of your
pitcher to drink ;
24:44 And she say to me, Both drink you, and I will also draw
for your camels [let] the same [be] the woman whom Yehovah has
appointed out for my master's son.
24:45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold,
Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder ; and she
went down unto the well, and drew [water ] and I said unto her,
Let me drink, I pray you.
24:46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her
[shoulder], and said, Drink, and I will give your camels drink
also so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
24:47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter [are] you?
And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah
bare unto him and I put the earring upon her face, and the
bracelets upon her hands.
24:48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped Yehovah, and
blessed Yehovah God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the
right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto 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
proceed from Yehovah we cannot speak unto you bad or good.
24:51 Behold, Rebekah [is] before you, take [her], and go,
and let her be your master's son's wife, as Yehovah has spoken.
24:52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard
their words, he worshipped Yehovah, [bowing himself] to the
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 did eat and drink, he and the men that [were]
with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning,
and he said, Send me away unto 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
24:56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing Yehovah
has prospered my way ; send me away that I may go to my master.
24:57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at
24:58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt you 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 unto her, you [are]
our sister, be you [the mother] of thousands of millions, and let
your seed possess the gate of those which 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 Lahairoi ; for
he dwelt in the south country.
Isaac meets Rebekah
24:63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the
eventide 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 quickly dismounted from the camel.
24:65 For she [had] said unto the servant, What man [is] this
that walks 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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