Now 1Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the LORD had 2blessedAbraham in everyway.
2Abrahamsaid to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had3charge of all that he owned, "4Pleaseplace your handunder my thigh,
and I will make you swear by the LORD, 5the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you 6shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of 7the Canaanites, amongwhom I live,
but you will go to 8my country and to my relatives, and take a wife for my sonIsaac."
The servantsaid to him, "Suppose the woman is not willing to follow me to thisland; should I take your sonback to the land from where you came?"
Then Abrahamsaid to him, "9Beware that you do not take my sonbackthere!
"10The LORD, the God of heaven, whotook me from my father'shouse and from the land of my birth, and whospoke to me and whoswore to me, saying, '11To your adescendants I will givethisland,' He will send12His angelbefore you, and you will take a wife for my son from there.
"But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will 13be free from this my oath; 14only do not take my sonbackthere."
So the servant15placed his handunder the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerningthismatter.
Then the servanttooktencamels from the camels of his master, and set out with a variety of 16goodthings of his master's in his hand; and he arose and went to bMesopotamia, to 17the city of Nahor.
He made the camelskneeldownoutside the city by 18the well of water at eveningtime, 19the time when women go out to drawwater.
He said, "20O LORD, the God of my masterAbraham, pleasec21grant me successtoday, and showlovingkindness to my masterAbraham.
13"Behold, 22I am standing by the dspring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to drawwater;
now may it be that the girl to whom I say, 'Pleaseletdown your jar so that I may drink,' and ewho answers, 'Drink, and I will water your camelsalso '-may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servantIsaac; and by this I will know that You have shownlovingkindness to my master."