"The LORD has blessed my master, and he has become wealthy. The LORD has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female slaves, camels and donkeys.
My master's wife Sarah gave him a son in her old age, and my master has given that son everything he has.
My master made me swear this oath: 'Don't get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I'm living.
Instead, go to my father's home and to my relatives, and get my son a wife.'
"I asked my master, 'What if the woman won't come back with me?'
"He answered me, 'I have been living the way the LORD wants me to. The LORD will send his angel with you to make your trip successful. You will get my son a wife from my relatives and from my father's family.
Then you will be free from your oath to me. You will also be free of your oath to me if my relatives are not willing to do this when you go to them.'
"When I came to the spring today, I prayed, 'LORD God of my master Abraham, please make my trip successful.
I'm standing by the spring. I'll say to the young woman who comes out to draw water, "Please give me a drink of water."
If she says to me, "Not only may you have a drink, but I will also draw water for your camels," let her be the woman the LORD has chosen for my master's son.'
"Before I had finished praying, Rebekah came with her jar on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water. "So I asked her, 'May I have a drink?'