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Genesis 24:63-67

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24:63 He 1  went out to relax 2  in the field in the early evening. 3  Then he looked up 4  and saw that 5  there were camels approaching. 24:64 Rebekah looked up 6  and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel 24:65 and asked 7  Abraham’s servant, 8  “Who is that man walking in the field toward us?” “That is my master,” the servant replied. 9  So she took her veil and covered herself.

24:66 The servant told Isaac everything that had happened. 24:67 Then Isaac brought Rebekah 10  into his mother Sarah’s tent. He took her 11  as his wife and loved her. 12  So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. 13 

1 tn Heb “Isaac”; the proper name has been replaced by the pronoun (“he”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.

2 tn The meaning of this Hebrew term is uncertain (cf. NASB, NIV “to meditate”; NRSV “to walk”).

3 tn Heb “at the turning of the evening.”

4 tn Heb “And he lifted up his eyes.” This idiom emphasizes the careful look Isaac had at the approaching caravan.

5 tn Heb “and look.” The clause introduced by the particle הִנֵּה (hinneh, “look”) invites the audience to view the scene through Isaac’s eyes.

6 tn Heb “lifted up her eyes.”

7 tn Heb “and she said to.”

8 tn Heb “the servant.” The word “Abraham’s” has been supplied in the translation for clarity.

9 tn Heb “and the servant said.” The order of the introductory clause and the direct discourse has been rearranged in the translation for stylistic reasons.

10 tn Heb “her”; the referent has been specified here in the translation for clarity.

11 tn Heb “Rebekah”; here the proper name was replaced by the pronoun (“her”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.

12 tn Heb “and he took Rebekah and she became his wife and he loved her.”

13 tn Heb “after his mother.” This must refer to Sarah’s death.



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