Parallel Bible results for Genesis 24:1-6

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Genesis 24:1-6

MSG 1 Abraham was now an old man. God had blessed Abraham in every way. NIV 1 Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed him in every way. MSG 2 Abraham spoke to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of everything he had, "Put your hand 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. MSG 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, 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, MSG 4 but will go to the land of my birth and get 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." MSG 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?" 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?" MSG 6 Abraham said, "Oh no. Never. By no means are you to take my son back there. NIV 6 "Make sure that you do not take my son back there," Abraham said.