Genesis 24 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now Abraham [was] old, {advanced in age}, and Yahweh had blessed Abraham in everything. 1 Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.
2 And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his house, who had charge of all he had, "Please put your hand under my thigh 2 He said to the chief servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, "Put your hand under my thigh.
3 that I may make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites in whose midst I am dwelling, 3 I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living,
4 but that you will go to my land and to my family, and take a wife for my son, for Isaac." 4 but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac."
5 And the servant said to him, "Perhaps the woman will not be willing {to follow} me to this land--must I then return your son to the land from whence you came?" 5 The servant asked him, "What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land? Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?"
6 Abraham said to him, "{You must take care} that you do not return my son there. 6 "Make sure that you do not take my son back there," Abraham said.
7 Yahweh, the God of heaven who took me from the house of my father and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, 'to your offspring I will give this land,' he will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there. 7 "The LORD, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father's household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, 'To your offspring I will give this land'--he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.
8 And if the woman is not willing {to follow} you, then you shall be released from this oath of mine--only you must not return my son there." 8 If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there."
9 Then the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and he swore to him concerning this matter. 9 So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore an oath to him concerning this matter.
10 And the servant took ten camels from his master's camels, and he went with all [kinds of] his master's good things in his hand. And he arose and went to Aram-Naharaim, to the city of Nahor. 10 Then the servant took ten of his master's camels and left, taking with him all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor.
11 And he made the camels kneel outside the city at the well of water, at the time of evening, toward the time [the women] went out to draw water. 11 He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.
12 And he said, "O Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show loyal love to my master Abraham. 12 Then he prayed, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
13 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are going out to draw water. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.
14 And let it be [that] the girl to whom I shall say, 'Please, offer your jar that I may drink' and [who] says, 'Drink--and I will also water your camels,' she [is the one] you have chosen for your servant, for Isaac. By her I will know that you have shown loyal love to my master." 14 May it be that when I say to a girl, 'Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' and she says, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too'--let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."
15 And it happened [that] before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah--who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, the brother of Abraham--came out, and her jar [was] on her shoulder. 15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor.
16 Now the girl [was] very pleasing in appearance. [She was] a virgin; no man had known her. And she went down to the spring, filled her jar, and came up. 16 The girl was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever lain with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.
17 And the servant ran to meet her. And he said, "Please, let me drink a little of the water from your jar." 17 The servant hurried to meet her and said, "Please give me a little water from your jar."
18 And she said, "Drink, my lord." And she quickly lowered her jar in her hand and gave him a drink. 18 "Drink, my lord," she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
19 When she finished giving him a drink she said, "I will also draw water for your camels until they finish drinking." 19 After she had given him a drink, she said, "I'll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking."
20 And she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw water. And she drew water for all his camels. 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels.
21 And the man [was] gazing at her silently to know [if] Yahweh had made his journey successful or not. 21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful.
22 And it happened [that] as the camels finished drinking the man took a gold ring of a half shekel in weight and two bracelets for her arms, ten shekels in weight, 22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels.
23 and said, "Please tell me, whose daughter [are] you? Is there a place [at] the house of your father for us to spend the night?" 23 Then he asked, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?"
24 And she said to him, "I [am] the daughter of Bethuel, son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor." 24 She answered him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milcah bore to Nahor."
25 Then she said to him, "We have both straw and fodder in abundance, as well as a place to spend the night." 25 And she added, "We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night."
26 And the man knelt down and worshiped Yahweh. 26 Then the man bowed down and worshiped the LORD,
27 And he said, "Blessed [be] Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, who has not withheld his loyal love and his faithfulness from my master. I [was] on the way [and] Yahweh led me [to] the house of my master's brother." 27 saying, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master's relatives."
28 Then the girl ran and reported these things to the household of her mother. 28 The girl ran and told her mother's household about these things.
29 Now Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was] Laban. And Laban ran out to the man toward the spring. 29 Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurried out to the man at the spring.
30 And when he saw the ring and the bracelets on the arms of his sister and heard the words of Rebekah his sister, [who] said, "Thus the man spoke to me," he went to the man. And behold, [he was] standing with the camels at the spring. 30 As soon as he had seen the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister's arms, and had heard Rebekah tell what the man said to her, he went out to the man and found him standing by the camels near the spring.
31 And he said, "Come, O blessed [one] of Yahweh. Why do you stand outside? Now I have prepared the house and a place for the camels." 31 "Come, you who are blessed by the LORD," he said. "Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels."
32 And the man came to the house and unloaded the camels. And he gave straw and fodder to the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who [were] with him. 32 So the man went to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and water for him and his men to wash their feet.
33 {And food was placed before him} to eat. And he said, "I will not eat until {I have told my errand}." And he said, "Speak." 33 Then food was set before him, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say." "Then tell us," [Laban] said.
34 And he said, "I [am] the servant of Abraham. 34 So he said, "I am Abraham's servant.
35 Now Yahweh has blessed my master exceedingly, and he has become great. He has given to him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male slaves and female slaves, and camels and donkeys. 35 The LORD has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, menservants and maidservants, and camels and donkeys.
36 And Sarah, the wife of my master, has borne a son to my master after her old age. And he has given to him all that he has. 36 My master's wife Sarah has borne him a son in her old age, and he has given him everything he owns.
37 And my master made me swear, saying, 'Do not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites in whose land I am living. 37 And my master made me swear an oath, and said, 'You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live,
38 But you shall go to the house of my father, and to my family, and you shall take a wife for my son.' 38 but go to my father's family and to my own clan, and get a wife for my son.'
39 And I said to my master, 'Perhaps the woman will not {follow} me.' 39 "Then I asked my master, 'What if the woman will not come back with me?'
40 And he said to me, 'Yahweh, before whom I have walked, shall send his angel with you and will make your journey successful. And you shall take a wife for my son from my family, and from the house of my father. 40 "He replied, 'The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success, so that you can get a wife for my son from my own clan and from my father's family.
41 Then you shall be released from my oath, when you come to my family. And if they will not give [a woman] to you, then you will be released from my oath.' 41 Then, when you go to my clan, you will be released from my oath even if they refuse to give her to you--you will be released from my oath.'
42 Then today I came to the spring, and I said, 'O Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, {if you would please make my journey successful}, upon which I am going. 42 "When I came to the spring today, I said, 'O LORD, God of my master Abraham, if you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come.
43 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. Let it be [that] the young woman who comes out to draw water and to whom I say, "Please give me a little water to drink from your jar," 43 See, I am standing beside this spring; if a maiden comes out to draw water and I say to her, "Please let me drink a little water from your jar,"
44 let her say to me, "Drink; I will also draw water for your camels," she [is] the woman whom Yahweh has appointed for the son of my master.' 44 and if she says to me, "Drink, and I'll draw water for your camels too," let her be the one the LORD has chosen for my master's son.'
45 I had not yet finished speaking to myself when, behold, Rebekah [was] coming out with her jar on her shoulder. And she went down to the spring and drew water. And I said to her, 'Please give me a drink.' 45 "Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to her, 'Please give me a drink.'
46 And she hastened and let down her jar {from her shoulder} and said, 'Drink, and I will give a drink to your camels also.' Then I drank and she gave a drink to the camels also. 46 "She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and said, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too.' So I drank, and she watered the camels also.
47 Then I asked her and said, 'Whose daughter [are] you?' And she said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him.' And I put the ring on her nose and the bracelets on her arms. 47 "I asked her, 'Whose daughter are you?' "She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him.' "Then I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms,
48 And I knelt down and worshiped Yahweh, and I praised Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who led me on the right way, to take the daughter of the brother of my master for his son. 48 and I bowed down and worshiped the LORD. I praised the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master's brother for his son.
49 So now, {if you are going to deal loyally and truly} with my master, tell me. And if not, tell me, so that I may turn to [the] right or to [the] left." 49 Now if you will show kindness and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so I may know which way to turn."
50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and they said, "The matter has gone out from Yahweh; we are not able to speak bad or good to you. 50 Laban and Bethuel answered, "This is from the LORD; we can say nothing to you one way or the other.
51 Here [is] Rebekah before you. Take [her] and go; let her be a wife for the son of your master as Yahweh has spoken." 51 Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master's son, as the LORD has directed."
52 And it happened [that] when the servant of Abraham heard their words he bowed down to the ground to Yahweh. 52 When Abraham's servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the LORD.
53 And the servant brought out silver jewelry and gold jewelry, and garments, and he gave [them] to Rebekah. And he gave precious gifts to her brother and to her mother. 53 Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewelry and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother.
54 And he and the men who [were] with him ate and drank, and they spent the night. And they got up in the morning, and he said, "Let me go to my master." 54 Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there. When they got up the next morning, he said, "Send me on my way to my master."
55 And her brother and her mother said, "Let the girl remain with us ten days [or so]; after [that] she may go." 55 But her brother and her mother replied, "Let the girl remain with us ten days or so; then you may go."
56 And he said to them, "Do not delay me. Now, Yahweh has made my journey successful. Let me go. I must go to my master." 56 But he said to them, "Do not detain me, now that the LORD has granted success to my journey. Send me on my way so I may go to my master."
57 And they said, "Let us call the girl and ask {her opinion}." 57 Then they said, "Let's call the girl and ask her about it."
58 And they called Rebekah and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" And she said, "I will go." 58 So they called Rebekah and asked her, "Will you go with this man?" "I will go," she said.
59 So they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and the servant of Abraham and his men. 59 So they sent their sister Rebekah on her way, along with her nurse and Abraham's servant and his men.
60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, "You [are] our sister; may you become countless thousands; and may your offspring take possession of the gate of his enemies." 60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, "Our sister, may you increase to thousands upon thousands; may your offspring possess the gates of their enemies."
61 And Rebekah and her maidservants arose, and they mounted the camels and {followed} the man. And the servant took Rebekah and left. 61 Then Rebekah and her maids got ready and mounted their camels and went back with the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.
62 Now Isaac [was] coming from the direction of Beer-Lahai-Roi. And he [was] living in the land of the Negev. 62 Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field {early in the evening}, and he lifted up his eyes and saw--behold, camels were coming. 63 He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes and saw Isaac. And she got down from the camel. 64 Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel
65 And she said to the servant, "Who [is] this man walking around in the field to meet us?" And the servant said, "That [is] my master." And she took her veil and covered herself. 65 and asked the servant, "Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?" "He is my master," the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. 66 Then the servant told Isaac all he had done.
67 And Isaac brought her to the tent of Sarah his mother. And he took Rebekah, and she became his wife. And Isaac loved her and was comforted after [the death of] his mother. 67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.