Abraham was now old and well advanced in years,1 and the LORD had blessed2 him in every way.32
He said to the chiefa servant4 in his household, the one in charge of all that he had,5 "Put your hand under my thigh.63
I want you to swear7 by the LORD, the God of heaven8 and the God of earth,9 that you will not get a wife for my son10 from the daughters of the Canaanites,11 among whom I am living,124
but will go to my country and my own relatives13 and get a wife for my son Isaac.14"
The servant asked him, "What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land?15 Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?16"
"Make sure that you do not take my son back there,"17 Abraham said.