|Overview - Genesis 24|
|1||Abraham swears his servant.|
|10||The servant's journey.|
|15||Rebekah meets him;|
|18||fulfils his sign;|
|23||shows her kindred;|
|25||and invites him home.|
|26||The servant blesses God.|
|29||Laban entertains him.|
|34||The servant shows his message.|
|50||Laban and Bethuel approve it.|
|58||Rebekah consents to go, and departs.|
|62||Isaac meets and marries her.|
Genesis 24:53 (King James Version)
And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
- Hebrew vessels.
- The original word denotes vessels, utensils, instruments, furniture, or dress; and these presented by Abraham's servant might have been of various kinds.
- Exodus 3:22 ; 11:2 12:35
- No mention is made of her father.
- This term, rendered "precious things," as may be seen in the parallel texts, is used to express exquisite fruits or delicacies, and precious plants or flowers: but here it may mean gifts in general, though rather of an inferior kind to those mentioned above.
- Deuteronomy 33:13-16 ; 2 Chronicles 21:3 ; Ezra 1:6 ; Solomon 4:13 ; Isaiah 39:2