Abraham was now old, getting on in years, and the Lord had blessed him in everything.
References for Genesis 24:1
Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his household who managed all he owned, "Place your hand under my thigh,
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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.