Genesis 24:3

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,

Genesis 24:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
ESV
3 that I may make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell,
NLT
3 Swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not allow my son to marry one of these local Canaanite women.
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,
CSB
3 and I will have you swear by the Lord, God of heaven and God of earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I live,

Genesis 24:3 In-Context

1 Abraham was now very old, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.
2 He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh.
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 my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.”
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?”

Cross References 6

  • 1. Genesis 47:31; Genesis 50:25
  • 2. ver 7
  • 3. S Genesis 14:19; S Numbers 20:14
  • 4. Genesis 28:1; Deuteronomy 7:3; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17
  • 5. S Genesis 10:15-19
  • 6. ver 37
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