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Genesis 24:21

21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful.

Read Genesis 24:21 Using Other Translations

And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
The man gazed at her in silence to learn whether the LORD had prospered his journey or not.
The servant watched her in silence, wondering whether or not the LORD had given him success in his mission.

What does Genesis 24:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 24:21

And the man wondering at her
At her affability and courteousness to a stranger; at her humility and condescension to take upon her such a service; at her readiness, diligence, and laboriousness in it; and the quick dispatch she made; and at her expressions and conduct being so exactly agreeable to the token he desired to have; and at the providence of God in bringing him to this place so seasonably; and at the damsel, that she should come just at this time, and every way answer his expectations and desires: held his peace, to wit;
or to know, to think and consider further with himself, whether,
or "if" the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not;
or if not; he was musing and saying within himself, surely God had made his journey prosperous; or if not, how was it that such strange surprising circumstances should occur? or what else must be done by him? or what methods must be taken for the future.

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