Abraham was now a very old man, and the had blessed him in every way.
One day Abraham said to his oldest servant, the man in charge of his household, “Take an oath by putting your hand under my thigh.
Swear by the , the God of heaven and earth, that you will not allow my son to marry one of these local Canaanite women.
Go instead to my homeland, to my relatives, and find a wife there for my son Isaac.”
The servant asked, “But what if I can’t find a young woman who is willing to travel so far from home? Should I then take Isaac there to live among your relatives in the land you came from?”
“No!” Abraham responded. “Be careful never to take my son there.