Abraham was now old, getting on in years,a and the Lord had blessed him in everything.
Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his household who managed all he owned, "Place your hand under my thigh,b3
and I will have you swear by the Lord, God of heaven and God of earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I live,
but will go to my land and my family to take a wife for my son Isaac."
The servant said to him, "Suppose the woman is unwilling to follow me to this land? Should I have your son go back to the land you came from?"
Abraham answered him, "Make sure that you don't take my son back there.