Then the servant took ten of his master's camels1 and left, taking with him all kinds of good things2 from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaima3 and made his way to the town of Nahor.411
He had the camels kneel down near the well5 outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.612
Then he prayed, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham,7 give me success8 today, and show kindness9 to my master Abraham.
See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.1014
May it be that when I say to a girl, 'Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' and she says, 'Drink,11 and I'll water your camels too'12--let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac.13 By this I will know14 that you have shown kindness to my master."
Before he had finished praying,15 Rebekah16 came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel17 son of Milcah,18 who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor.1916
The girl was very beautiful,20 a virgin;21 no man had ever lain with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.
The servant hurried to meet her and said, "Please give me a little water from your jar."2218
"Drink,23 my lord," she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
After she had given him a drink, she said, "I'll draw water for your camels24 too,25 until they have finished drinking."
So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels.2621
Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful.2722
When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring28 weighing a bekab and two gold bracelets29 weighing ten shekels.c23
Then he asked, "Whose daughter are you?30 Please tell me, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?31"
She answered him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milcah bore to Nahor.32"
And she added, "We have plenty of straw and fodder,33 as well as room for you to spend the night."
Then the man bowed down and worshiped the LORD,3427
saying, "Praise be to the LORD,35 the God of my master Abraham,36 who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness37 to my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey38 to the house of my master's relatives."3928
The girl ran and told her mother's household about these things.40