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Genesis 24

DBY 1 And Abraham was old, [and] advanced in age; and Jehovah had blessed Abraham in all things. NIV 1 Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed him in every way. DBY 2 And Abraham said to his servant, the eldest of his house, who ruled over all that he had, Put thy hand, I pray thee, under my thigh, NIV 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. DBY 3 and I will make thee swear by Jehovah, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth, that thou take not a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am dwelling; NIV 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, DBY 4 but thou shalt go to my land and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac. NIV 4 but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac." DBY 5 And the servant said to him, Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land: must I, then, bring thy son again in any case to the land from which thou hast removed? NIV 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?" DBY 6 And Abraham said to him, Beware that thou bring not my son thither again. NIV 6 "Make sure that you do not take my son back there," Abraham said. DBY 7 Jehovah the God of the heavens, who took me out of my father's house, and out of the land of my nativity, and who has spoken to me, and who has sworn to me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land -- he will send his angel before thee, that thou mayest take a wife for my son thence. NIV 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. DBY 8 And if the woman be not willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be quit of this my oath: only, bring not my son thither again. NIV 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." DBY 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore unto him concerning that matter. NIV 9 So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore an oath to him concerning this matter. DBY 10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; now all the treasure of his master was under his hand; and he arose and went to Aram-naharaim, to the city of Nahor. NIV 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. DBY 11 And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water, at the time of the evening, when the women came out to draw [water]. NIV 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. DBY 12 And he said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, meet me, I pray thee, [with thy blessing] this day, and deal kindly with my master Abraham. NIV 12 Then he prayed, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. DBY 13 Behold, I stand [here] by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water. NIV 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. DBY 14 And let it come to pass, [that] the maiden to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink, and who will say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also, be she whom thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and hereby I shall know that thou hast dealt kindly with my master. NIV 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." DBY 15 And it came to pass before he had ended speaking, that behold, Rebecca came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother; and [she had] her pitcher upon her shoulder. NIV 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. DBY 16 And the maiden was very fair in countenance; a virgin, and no man had known her. And she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. NIV 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. DBY 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, sip a little water out of thy pitcher. NIV 17 The servant hurried to meet her and said, "Please give me a little water from your jar." DBY 18 And she said, Drink, my lord! And she hasted and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him to drink. NIV 18 "Drink, my lord," she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. DBY 19 And when she had given him enough to drink, she said, I will draw [water] for thy camels also, until they have drunk enough. NIV 19 After she had given him a drink, she said, "I'll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking." DBY 20 And she hasted and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw [water]; and she drew for all his camels. NIV 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. DBY 21 And the man was astonished at her, remaining silent, to know whether Jehovah had made his journey prosperous or not. NIV 21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful. DBY 22 And it came to pass when the camels had drunk enough, that the man took a gold ring, of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands, ten [shekels] weight of gold, NIV 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. DBY 23 and said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee. Is there room [in] thy father's house for us to lodge? NIV 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?" DBY 24 And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor. NIV 24 She answered him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milcah bore to Nahor." DBY 25 And she said to him, There is straw, and also much provender with us; also room to lodge. NIV 25 And she added, "We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night." DBY 26 And the man stooped, and bowed down before Jehovah, NIV 26 Then the man bowed down and worshiped the LORD, DBY 27 and said, Blessed be Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, who has not withdrawn his loving-kindness and his faithfulness from my master; I being in the way, Jehovah has led me to the house of my master's brethren. NIV 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." DBY 28 And the maiden ran and told these things to her mother's house. NIV 28 The girl ran and told her mother's household about these things. DBY 29 And Rebecca had a brother, named Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, to the well. NIV 29 Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurried out to the man at the spring. DBY 30 And it came to pass when he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister's hand, and when he heard the words of Rebecca his sister, saying, Thus spoke the man to me -- that he came to the man, and behold, he was standing by the camels, by the well. NIV 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. DBY 31 And he said, Come in, blessed of Jehovah! why standest thou outside? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels. NIV 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." DBY 32 And the man came into the house; and he ungirded the camels, and gave the camels straw and provender, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men who were with him. NIV 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. DBY 33 And there was set [meat] before him to eat; but he said, I will not eat until I have made known my business. And he said, Speak on. NIV 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. DBY 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. NIV 34 So he said, "I am Abraham's servant. DBY 35 And Jehovah has blessed my master greatly, and he is become great; and he has given him sheep and cattle, and silver and gold, and bondmen and bondwomen, and camels and asses. NIV 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. DBY 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master after she had grown old; and unto him has he given all that he has. NIV 36 My master's wife Sarah has borne him a son in her old age, and he has given him everything he owns. DBY 37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanite, in whose land I am dwelling; NIV 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, DBY 38 but thou shalt by all means go to my father's house and to my family, and take a wife for my son. NIV 38 but go to my father's family and to my own clan, and get a wife for my son.' DBY 39 And I said to my master, Perhaps the woman will not follow me? NIV 39 "Then I asked my master, 'What if the woman will not come back with me?' DBY 40 And he said to me, Jehovah, before whom I have walked, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way, that thou mayest take a wife for my son of my family, and out of my father's house. NIV 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. DBY 41 Then shalt thou be quit of my oath, when thou shalt have come to my family. And if they give thee not [one], thou shalt be quit of my oath. NIV 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.' DBY 42 And I came this day to the well, and said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, if now thou wilt prosper my way on which I go, NIV 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. DBY 43 behold, I stand by the well of water, and let it come to pass that the damsel who cometh forth to draw [water], and to whom I shall say, Give me, I pray thee, a little water out of thy pitcher to drink, NIV 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," DBY 44 and she shall say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels -- that she should be the woman whom Jehovah hath appointed for my master's son. NIV 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.' DBY 45 Before I ended speaking in my heart, behold, Rebecca came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder, and went down to the well, and drew [water]; and I said to her, Give me, I pray thee, to drink. NIV 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.' DBY 46 And she hasted and let down her pitcher from her [shoulder], and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also. And I drank; and she gave the camels drink also. NIV 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. DBY 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him. And I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands. NIV 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, DBY 48 And I stooped, and bowed down before Jehovah; and I blessed Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, who has led me the right way to take my master's brother's daughter for his son. NIV 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. DBY 49 And now, if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell me; and I will turn to the right hand or to the left. NIV 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." DBY 50 And Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from Jehovah: we cannot speak to thee bad or good. NIV 50 Laban and Bethuel answered, "This is from the LORD; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. DBY 51 Behold, Rebecca is before thee: take [her], and go away; and let her be wife of thy master's son, as Jehovah has said. NIV 51 Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master's son, as the LORD has directed." DBY 52 And it came to pass, when Abraham's servant heard their words, that he bowed down to the earth before Jehovah. NIV 52 When Abraham's servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the LORD. DBY 53 And the servant brought forth silver articles, and gold articles, and clothing, and he gave [them] to Rebecca; and he gave to her brother, and to her mother, precious things. NIV 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. DBY 54 And they ate and drank, he and the men that were with him, and lodged. And they rose up in the morning; and he said, Send me away to my master. NIV 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." DBY 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the maiden abide with us [some] days, or [say] ten; after that she shall go. NIV 55 But her brother and her mother replied, "Let the girl remain with us ten days or so; then you may go." DBY 56 And he said to them, Do not hinder me, seeing Jehovah has prospered my way: send me away, and I will go to my master. NIV 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." DBY 57 And they said, Let us call the maiden and inquire at her mouth. NIV 57 Then they said, "Let's call the girl and ask her about it." DBY 58 And they called Rebecca and said to her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. NIV 58 So they called Rebekah and asked her, "Will you go with this man?" "I will go," she said. DBY 59 And they sent away Rebecca their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men. NIV 59 So they sent their sister Rebekah on her way, along with her nurse and Abraham's servant and his men. DBY 60 And they blessed Rebecca, and said to her, Thou art our sister; mayest thou become thousands of tens of thousands; and may thy seed possess the gate of their enemies! NIV 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." DBY 61 And Rebecca arose, and her maids, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man. And the servant took Rebecca, and went away. NIV 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. DBY 62 And Isaac had just returned from Beer-lahai-roi; for he was dwelling in the south country. NIV 62 Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev. DBY 63 And Isaac had gone out to meditate in the fields toward the beginning of evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, camels were coming. NIV 63 He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. DBY 64 And Rebecca lifted up her eyes and saw Isaac, and she sprang off the camel. NIV 64 Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel DBY 65 And she had said to the servant, Who is the man that is walking in the fields to meet us? And the servant said, That is my master! Then she took the veil, and covered herself. NIV 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. DBY 66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. NIV 66 Then the servant told Isaac all he had done. DBY 67 And Isaac led her into his mother Sarah's tent; and he took Rebecca, and she became his wife, and he loved her. And Isaac was comforted after [the death of] his mother. NIV 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.