By that time Abraham was very old. The LORD had blessed him in every way.
The best servant in his house was in charge of everything he had. Abraham said to him, "Put your hand under my thigh.
The LORD is the God of heaven and the God of earth. I want you to make a promise with an oath in his name. "I'm living among the people of Canaan. But I want you to promise me that you won't get a wife for my son from their daughters.
Instead, promise me that you will go to my country and to my own relatives. Get a wife for my son Isaac from there."
The servant asked him, "What if the woman doesn't want to come back with me to this land? Then should I take your son back to the country you came from?"
"Make sure you don't take my son back there," Abraham said.