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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Genesis 24:42–67

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42 “So aI came today to the spring, and said, ‘O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, if now You will make my journey on which I go bsuccessful;

43 behold, aI am standing by the 1spring, and may it be that the maiden who comes out to draw, and to whom I say, “bPlease let me drink a little water from your jar”;

44 and she will say to me, “You drink, and I will draw for your camels also”; let her be the woman whom the Lord has appointed for my master’s son.’

45 “Before I had finished aspeaking in my heart, behold, bRebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, and went down to the spring and drew, and cI said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’

46 “She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder, and said, ‘aDrink, and I will water your camels also’; so I drank, and she watered the camels also.

47 “aThen I asked her, and said, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ And she said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him’; and I put the bring on her nose, and the bracelets on her 1wrists.

48 “And I abowed low and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, bwho had guided me in the right way to take the daughter of my master’s 1kinsman for his son.

49 “So now if you are going to 1adeal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, let me know, that I may turn to the right hand or the left.”

50 Then Laban and Bethuel replied, “aThe matter comes from the Lord; bso we cannot speak to you bad or good.

51 “Here is Rebekah before you, take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has spoken.”

52 When Abraham’s servant heard their words, he abowed himself to the ground 1before the Lord.

53 The servant brought out aarticles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

54 Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they arose in the morning, he said, “aSend me away to my master.”

55 But her brother and her mother said, “aLet the girl stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go.”

56 He said to them, “Do not delay me, since athe Lord has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.”

57 And they said, “We will call the girl and 1consult her wishes.”

58 Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” And she said, “I will go.”

59 Thus they sent away their sister Rebekah and aher nurse with Abraham’s servant and his men.

60 They blessed Rebekah and said to her,

“May you, our sister,

aBecome thousands of ten thousands,

And may byour 1descendants possess

The gate of those who hate them.”

61 Then Rebekah arose with her maids, and they mounted the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.

Isaac Marries Rebekah

62 Now Isaac had come from going to aBeer-lahai-roi; for he 1was living in bthe 2Negev.

63 Isaac went out ato 1meditate in the field toward evening; and bhe lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming.

64 Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from the camel.

65 She said to the servant, “Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?” And the servant said, “He is my master.” Then she took her 1veil and covered herself.

66 The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.

67 Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and ahe took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and bhe loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after chis mother’s death.

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