By now Avraham was old, advanced in years; and ADONAI had blessed Avraham in everything.
Avraham said to the servant who had served him the longest, who was in charge of all he owned, "Put your hand under my thigh;
because I want you to swear by ADONAI, God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not choose a wife for my son from among the women of the Kena'ani, among whom I am living;
but that you will go to my homeland, to my kinsmen, to choose a wife for my son Yitz'chak."
The servant replied, "Suppose the woman isn't willing to follow me to this land. Must I then bring your son back to the land from which you came?"
Avraham said to him, "See to it that you don't bring my son back there.