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Genesis 24:1-7 (English Standard Version)

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Isaac and Rebekah

1 Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the LORD 1 had blessed Abraham in all things. 2 And Abraham said to his servant, 2the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, 3"Put your hand under my thigh, 3 that I may make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that 4you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, 4 5but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac." 5 The servant said to him, "Perhaps the woman may not be willing to follow me to this land. Must I then take your son back to the land from which you came?" 6 Abraham said to him, "See to it that you do not take my son back there. 7 The LORD, the God of heaven, 6who took me from my father's house and from the land of my kindred, and who spoke to me and swore to me, 7'To your offspring I will give this land,'8he will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.
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