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Genesis 24:1-6 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Abraham was now an old man. God had blessed Abraham in every way. 1 Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.
2 Abraham spoke to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of everything he had, "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 and swear by God - God of Heaven, God of Earth - that you will not get a wife for my son from among the young women of the Canaanites here, 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 will go to the land of my birth and get a wife for my son Isaac." 4 but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac."
5 The servant answered, "But what if the woman refuses to leave home and come with me? Do I then take your son back to your home country?" 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, "Oh no. Never. By no means are you to take my son back there. 6 "Make sure that you do not take my son back there," Abraham said.