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!