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Genesis 24:1-67

And Abraham
<085>
was old
<02204> (8804)_,
[and] well stricken
<0935> (8804)
in age
<03117>_:
and the LORD
<03068>
had blessed
<01288> (8765)
Abraham
<085>
in all things. {well...: Heb. gone into days}
And Abraham
<085>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto his eldest
<02205>
servant
<05650>
of his house
<01004>_,
that ruled over
<04910> (8802)
all that he had, Put
<07760> (8798)_,
I pray thee, thy hand
<03027>
under my thigh
<03409>_:
And I will make thee swear
<07650> (8686)
by the LORD
<03068>_,
the God
<0430>
of heaven
<08064>_,
and the God
<0430>
of the earth
<0776>_,
that thou shalt not take
<03947> (8799)
a wife
<0802>
unto my son
<01121>
of the daughters
<01323>
of the Canaanites
<03669>_,
among
<07130>
whom I dwell
<03427> (8802)_:
But thou shalt go
<03212> (8799)
unto my country
<0776>_,
and to my kindred
<04138>_,
and take
<03947> (8804)
a wife
<0802>
unto my son
<01121>
Isaac
<03327>_.
And the servant
<05650>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Peradventure the woman
<0802>
will not be willing
<014> (8799)
to follow
<03212> (8800)
me
<0310>
unto this land
<0776>_:
must I needs bring
<07725> (8687)
thy son
<01121>
again
<07725> (8686)
unto the land
<0776>
from whence thou camest
<03318> (8804)_?
And Abraham
<085>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Beware
<08104> (8734)
thou that thou bring
<07725> (0)
not
<06435>
my son
<01121>
thither again
<07725> (8686)_.
The LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of heaven
<08064>_,
which took me
<03947> (8804)
from my father's
<01>
house
<01004>_,
and from the land
<0776>
of my kindred
<04138>_,
and which spake
<01696> (8765)
unto me, and that sware
<07650> (8738)
unto me, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Unto thy seed
<02233>
will I give
<05414> (8799)
this land
<0776>_;
he shall send
<07971> (8799)
his angel
<04397>
before thee
<06440>_,
and thou shalt take
<03947> (8804)
a wife
<0802>
unto my son
<01121>
from thence.
And if the woman
<0802>
will not be willing
<014> (8799)
to follow
<03212> (8800)
thee
<0310>_,
then thou shalt be clear
<05352> (8738)
from this my oath
<07621>_:
only bring
<07725> (0)
not my son
<01121>
thither again
<07725> (8686)_.
And the servant
<05650>
put
<07760> (8799)
his hand
<03027>
under the thigh
<03409>
of Abraham
<085>
his master
<0113>_,
and sware
<07650> (8735)
to him concerning
<05921>
that
<02088>
matter
<01697>_.
And the servant
<05650>
took
<03947> (8799)
ten
<06235>
camels
<01581>
of the camels
<01581>
of his master
<0113>_,
and departed
<03212> (8799)_;
for all the goods
<02898>
of his master
<0113>
[were] in his hand
<03027>_:
and he arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and went
<03212> (8799)
to Mesopotamia
<0763>_,
unto the city
<05892>
of Nahor
<05152>_.
{for: or, and}
And he made
<01288> (0)
his camels
<01581>
to kneel down
<01288> (8686)
without
<02351>
the city
<05892>
by
<0413>
a well
<0875>
of water
<04325>
at the time
<06256>
of the evening
<06153>_,
[even] the time
<06256>
that women go out
<03318> (8800)
to draw
<07579> (8802)
[water]. {that...: Heb. that women who draw water go forth}
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
O LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of my master
<0113>
Abraham
<085>_,
I pray thee, send me
<06440>
good speed
<07136> (8685)
this day
<03117>_,
and shew
<06213> (8798)
kindness
<02617>
unto
<05973>
my master
<0113>
Abraham
<085>_.
Behold, I stand
<05324> (8737)
[here] by the well
<05869>
of water
<04325>_;
and the daughters
<01323>
of the men
<0582>
of the city
<05892>
come out
<03318> (8802)
to draw
<07579> (8800)
water
<04325>_:
And let it come to pass, that the damsel
<05291>
to whom I shall say
<0559> (8799)_,
Let down
<05186> (8685)
thy pitcher
<03537>_,
I pray thee, that I may drink
<08354> (8799)_;
and she shall say
<0559> (8804)_,
Drink
<08354> (8798)_,
and I will give
<08248> (0)
thy camels
<01581>
drink
<08248> (8686)
also: [let the same be] she [that] thou hast appointed
<03198> (8689)
for thy servant
<05650>
Isaac
<03327>_;
and thereby shall I know
<03045> (8799)
that thou hast shewed
<06213> (8804)
kindness
<02617>
unto my master
<0113>_.
And it came to pass, before he had done
<03615> (8765)
speaking
<01696> (8763)_,
that, behold, Rebekah
<07259>
came out
<03318> (8802)_,
who
<0834>
was born
<03205> (8795)
to Bethuel
<01328>_,
son
<01121>
of Milcah
<04435>_,
the wife
<0802>
of Nahor
<05152>_,
Abraham's
<085>
brother
<0251>_,
with her pitcher
<03537>
upon her shoulder
<07926>_.
And the damsel
<05291>
[was] very
<03966>
fair
<02896>
to look upon
<04758>_,
a virgin
<01330>_,
neither had any man
<0376>
known
<03045> (8804)
her: and she went down
<03381> (8799)
to the well
<05869>_,
and filled
<04390> (8762)
her pitcher
<03537>_,
and came up
<05927> (8799)_.
{very...: Heb. good of countenance}
And the servant
<05650>
ran
<07323> (8799)
to meet her
<07125> (8800)_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Let me, I pray thee, drink
<01572> (8685)
a little
<04592>
water
<04325>
of thy pitcher
<03537>_.
And she said
<0559> (8799)_,
Drink
<08354> (8798)_,
my lord
<0113>_:
and she hasted
<04116> (8762)_,
and let down
<03381> (8686)
her pitcher
<03537>
upon her hand
<03027>_,
and gave him drink
<08248> (8686)_.
And when she had done
<03615> (8762)
giving him drink
<08248> (8687)_,
she said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will draw
<07579> (8799)
[water] for thy camels
<01581>
also, until they have done
<03615> (8765)
drinking
<08354> (8800)_.
And she hasted
<04116> (8762)_,
and emptied
<06168> (8762)
her pitcher
<03537>
into the trough
<08268>_,
and ran
<07323> (8799)
again unto the well
<0875>
to draw
<07579> (8800)
[water], and drew
<07579> (8799)
for all his camels
<01581>_.
And the man
<0376>
wondering
<07583> (8693)
at her held his peace
<02790> (8688)_,
to wit
<03045> (8800)
whether the LORD
<03068>
had made
<06743> (0)
his journey
<01870>
prosperous
<06743> (8689)
or
<0518>
not.
And it came to pass, as the camels
<01581>
had done
<03615> (8765)
drinking
<08354> (8800)_,
that the man
<0376>
took
<03947> (8799)
a golden
<02091>
earring
<05141>
of half a shekel
<01235>
weight
<04948>_,
and two
<08147>
bracelets
<06781>
for her hands
<03027>
of ten
<06235>
[shekels] weight
<04948>
of gold
<02091>_;
{earring: or, jewel for the forehead}
And said
<0559> (8799)_,
Whose
<04310>
daughter
<01323>
[art] thou
<0859>_?
tell
<05046> (8685)
me, I pray thee: is there
<03426>
room
<04725>
[in] thy father's
<01>
house
<01004>
for us to lodge in
<03885> (8800)_?
And she said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, I [am] the daughter
<01323>
of Bethuel
<01328>
the son
<01121>
of Milcah
<04435>_,
which she bare
<03205> (8804)
unto Nahor
<05152>_.
She said
<0559> (8799)
moreover unto him, We have both
<01571>
straw
<08401>
and provender
<04554>
enough
<07227>_,
and
<01571>
room
<04725>
to lodge in
<03885> (8800)_.
And the man
<0376>
bowed down his head
<06915> (8799)_,
and worshipped
<07812> (8691)
the LORD
<03068>_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Blessed
<01288> (8803)
[be] the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of my master
<0113>
Abraham
<085>_,
who hath not left destitute
<05800> (8804) <05973>
my master
<0113>
of his mercy
<02617>
and his truth
<0571>_:
I [being] in the way
<01870>_,
the LORD
<03068>
led me
<05148> (8804)
to the house
<01004>
of my master's
<0113>
brethren
<0251>_.
And the damsel
<05291>
ran
<07323> (8799)_,
and told
<05046> (8686)
[them of] her mother's
<0517>
house
<01004>
these things
<01697>_.
And Rebekah
<07259>
had a brother
<0251>_,
and his name
<08034>
[was] Laban
<03837>_:
and Laban
<03837>
ran
<07323> (8799)
out
<02351>
unto the man
<0376>_,
unto the well
<05869>_.
And it came to pass, when he saw
<07200> (8800)
the earring
<05141>
and bracelets
<06781>
upon his sister's
<0269>
hands
<03027>_,
and when he heard
<08085> (8800)
the words
<01697>
of Rebekah
<07259>
his sister
<0269>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Thus
<03541>
spake
<01696> (8765)
the man
<0376>
unto me; that he came
<0935> (8799)
unto the man
<0376>_;
and, behold, he stood
<05975> (8802)
by
<05921>
the camels
<01581>
at the well
<05869>_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Come in
<0935> (8798)_,
thou blessed
<01288> (8803)
of the LORD
<03068>_;
wherefore standest
<05975> (8799)
thou without
<02351>_?
for I have prepared
<06437> (8765)
the house
<01004>_,
and room
<04725>
for the camels
<01581>_.
And the man
<0376>
came
<0935> (8799)
into the house
<01004>_:
and he ungirded
<06605> (8762)
his camels
<01581>_,
and gave
<05414> (8799)
straw
<08401>
and provender
<04554>
for the camels
<01581>_,
and water
<04325>
to wash
<07364> (8800)
his feet
<07272>_,
and the men's
<0582>
feet
<07272>
that [were] with him.
And there was set
<07760> (8714) (8675) <03455> (8799)
[meat] before him
<06440>
to eat
<0398> (8800)_:
but he said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will not eat
<0398> (8799)_,
until I have told
<01696> (8765)
mine errand
<01697>_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Speak on
<01696> (8761)_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
I [am] Abraham's
<085>
servant
<05650>_.
And the LORD
<03068>
hath blessed
<01288> (8765)
my master
<0113>
greatly
<03966>_;
and he is become great
<01431> (8799)_:
and he hath given
<05414> (8799)
him flocks
<06629>_,
and herds
<01241>_,
and silver
<03701>_,
and gold
<02091>_,
and menservants
<05650>_,
and maidservants
<08198>_,
and camels
<01581>_,
and asses
<02543>_.
And Sarah
<08283>
my master's
<0113>
wife
<0802>
bare
<03205> (8799)
a son
<01121>
to my master
<0113>
when
<0310>
she was old
<02209>_:
and unto him hath he given
<05414> (8799)
all that he hath.
And my master
<0113>
made me swear
<07650> (8686)_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Thou shalt not take
<03947> (8799)
a wife
<0802>
to my son
<01121>
of the daughters
<01323>
of the Canaanites
<03669>_,
in whose land
<0776>
I dwell
<03427> (8802)_:
But
<0518>
thou shalt go
<03212> (8799)
unto my father's
<01>
house
<01004>_,
and to my kindred
<04940>_,
and take
<03947> (8804)
a wife
<0802>
unto my son
<01121>_.
And I said
<0559> (8799)
unto my master
<0113>_,
Peradventure the woman
<0802>
will not follow
<03212> (8799) <0310>
me.
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, The LORD
<03068>_,
before
<06440>
whom I walk
<01980> (8694)_,
will send
<07971> (8799)
his angel
<04397>
with thee, and prosper
<06743> (8689)
thy way
<01870>_;
and thou shalt take
<03947> (8804)
a wife
<0802>
for my son
<01121>
of my kindred
<04940>_,
and of my father's
<01>
house
<01004>_:
Then shalt thou be clear
<05352> (8735)
from [this] my oath
<0423>_,
when thou comest
<0935> (8799)
to my kindred
<04940>_;
and if they give
<05414> (8799)
not thee [one], thou shalt be clear
<05355>
from my oath
<0423>_.
And I came
<0935> (8799)
this day
<03117>
unto the well
<05869>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
O LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of my master
<0113>
Abraham
<085>_,
if now thou do
<03426>
prosper
<06743> (8688)
my way
<01870>
which I go
<01980> (8802)_:
Behold, I stand
<05324> (8737)
by the well
<05869>
of water
<04325>_;
and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin
<05959>
cometh forth
<03318> (8802)
to draw
<07579> (8800)
[water], and I say
<0559> (8804)
to her, Give me
<08248> (0)_,
I pray thee, a little
<04592>
water
<04325>
of thy pitcher
<03537>
to drink
<08248> (8685)_;
And she say
<0559> (8804)
to me, Both drink
<08354> (8798)
thou, and I will also draw
<07579> (8799)
for thy camels
<01581>_:
[let] the same [be] the woman
<0802>
whom the LORD
<03068>
hath appointed out
<03198> (8689)
for my master's
<0113>
son
<01121>_.
And before I had done
<03615> (8762)
speaking
<01696> (8763)
in mine heart
<03820>_,
behold, Rebekah
<07259>
came forth
<03318> (8802)
with her pitcher
<03537>
on her shoulder
<07926>_;
and she went down
<03381> (8799)
unto the well
<05869>_,
and drew
<07579> (8799)
[water]: and I said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, Let me drink
<08248> (8685)_,
I pray thee.
And she made haste
<04116> (8762)_,
and let down
<03381> (8686)
her pitcher
<03537>
from her [shoulder], and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Drink
<08354> (8798)_,
and I will give
<08248> (0)
thy camels
<01581>
drink
<08248> (8686)
also: so I drank
<08354> (8799)_,
and she made
<08248> (0)
the camels
<01581>
drink
<08248> (8689)
also.
And I asked
<07592> (8799)
her, and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Whose daughter
<01323>
[art] thou? And she said
<0559> (8799)_,
The daughter
<01323>
of Bethuel
<01328>_,
Nahor's
<05152>
son
<01121>_,
whom Milcah
<04435>
bare
<03205> (8804)
unto him: and I put
<07760> (8799)
the earring
<05141>
upon her face
<0639>_,
and the bracelets
<06781>
upon her hands
<03027>_.
And I bowed down my head
<06915> (8799)_,
and worshipped
<07812> (8691)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and blessed
<01288> (8762)
the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of my master
<0113>
Abraham
<085>_,
which had led me
<05148> (8689)
in the right
<0571>
way
<01870>
to take
<03947> (8800)
my master's
<0113>
brother's
<0251>
daughter
<01323>
unto his son
<01121>_.
And now if ye will
<03426>
deal
<06213> (8802)
kindly
<02617>
and truly
<0571>
with my master
<0113>_,
tell
<05046> (8685)
me: and if not, tell
<05046> (8685)
me; that I may turn
<06437> (8799)
to the right hand
<03225>_,
or
<0176>
to the left
<08040>_.
Then Laban
<03837>
and Bethuel
<01328>
answered
<06030> (8799)
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
The thing
<01697>
proceedeth
<03318> (8804)
from the LORD
<03068>_:
we cannot
<03201> (8799)
speak
<01696> (8763)
unto thee bad
<07451>
or
<0176>
good
<02896>_.
Behold, Rebekah
<07259>
[is] before thee
<06440>_,
take
<03947> (8798)
[her], and go
<03212> (8798)_,
and let her be thy master's
<0113>
son's
<01121>
wife
<0802>_,
as the LORD
<03068>
hath spoken
<01696> (8765)_.
And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's
<085>
servant
<05650>
heard
<08085> (8804)
their words
<01697>_,
he worshipped
<07812> (8691)
the LORD
<03068>_,
[bowing himself] to the earth
<0776>_.
And the servant
<05650>
brought forth
<03318> (8686)
jewels
<03627>
of silver
<03701>_,
and jewels
<03627>
of gold
<02091>_,
and raiment
<0899>_,
and gave
<05414> (8799)
[them] to Rebekah
<07259>_:
he gave
<05414> (8804)
also to her brother
<0251>
and to her mother
<0517>
precious things
<04030>_.
{jewels: Heb. vessels}
And they did eat
<0398> (8799)
and drink
<08354> (8799)_,
he and the men
<0582>
that [were] with him, and tarried all night
<03885> (8799)_;
and they rose up
<06965> (8799)
in the morning
<01242>_,
and he said
<0559> (8799)_,
Send me away
<07971> (8761)
unto my master
<0113>_.
And her brother
<0251>
and her mother
<0517>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Let the damsel
<05291>
abide
<03427> (8799)
with us [a few] days
<03117>_,
at the least
<0176>
ten
<06218>_;
after
<0310>
that she shall go
<03212> (8799)_.
{a few...: or, a full year, or ten months}
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, Hinder me
<0309> (8762)
not, seeing the LORD
<03068>
hath prospered
<06743> (8689)
my way
<01870>_;
send me away
<07971> (8761)
that I may go
<03212> (8799)
to my master
<0113>_.
And they said
<0559> (8799)_,
We will call
<07121> (8799)
the damsel
<05291>_,
and enquire
<07592> (8799)
at her mouth
<06310>_.
And they called
<07121> (8799)
Rebekah
<07259>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, Wilt thou go
<03212> (8799)
with this man
<0376>_?
And she said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will go
<03212> (8799)_.
And they sent away
<07971> (8762)
Rebekah
<07259>
their sister
<0269>_,
and her nurse
<03243> (8688)_,
and Abraham's
<085>
servant
<05650>_,
and his men
<0582>_.
And they blessed
<01288> (8762)
Rebekah
<07259>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, Thou
<0859>
[art] our sister
<0269>_,
be thou
<01961> (8798)
[the mother] of thousands
<0505>
of millions
<07233>_,
and let thy seed
<02233>
possess
<03423> (8799)
the gate
<08179>
of those which hate
<08130> (8802)
them.
And Rebekah
<07259>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and her damsels
<05291>_,
and they rode
<07392> (8799)
upon the camels
<01581>_,
and followed
<03212> (8799) <0310>
the man
<0376>_:
and the servant
<05650>
took
<03947> (8799)
Rebekah
<07259>_,
and went his way
<03212> (8799)_.
And Isaac
<03327>
came
<0935> (8804)
from the way
<0935> (8800)
of the well Lahairoi
<0883>_;
for he dwelt
<03427> (8802)
in the south
<05045>
country
<0776>_.
And Isaac
<03327>
went out
<03318> (8799)
to meditate
<07742> (8800)
in the field
<07704>
at
<06437> (8800)
the eventide
<06153>_:
and he lifted up
<05375> (8799)
his eyes
<05869>_,
and saw
<07200> (8799)_,
and, behold, the camels
<01581>
[were] coming
<0935> (8802)_.
{to meditate: or, to pray}
And Rebekah
<07259>
lifted up
<05375> (8799)
her eyes
<05869>_,
and when she saw
<07200> (8799)
Isaac
<03327>_,
she lighted
<05307> (8799)
off
<05921>
the camel
<01581>_.
For she [had] said
<0559> (8799)
unto the servant
<05650>_,
What
<04310>
man
<0376>
[is] this
<01976>
that walketh
<01980> (8802)
in the field
<07704>
to meet us
<07125> (8800)_?
And the servant
<05650>
[had] said
<0559> (8799)_,
It [is] my master
<0113>_:
therefore she took
<03947> (8799)
a vail
<06809>_,
and covered herself
<03680> (8691)_.
And the servant
<05650>
told
<05608> (8762)
Isaac
<03327>
all things
<01697>
that he had done
<06213> (8804)_.
And Isaac
<03327>
brought her
<0935> (8686)
into his mother
<0517>
Sarah's
<08283>
tent
<0168>_,
and took
<03947> (8799)
Rebekah
<07259>_,
and she became his wife
<0802>_;
and he loved
<0157> (8799)
her: and Isaac
<03327>
was comforted
<05162> (8735)
after
<0310>
his mother's
<0517>
[death].


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