4 but you will go to amy country and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”
6 Then Abraham said to him, “aBeware that you do not take my son back there!
7 “aThe Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, ‘bTo your 1descendants I will give this land,’ He will send cHis angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there.
9 So the servant aplaced his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
10 Then the servant took ten camels from the camels of his master, and set out with a variety of agood things of his master’s in his hand; and he arose and went to 1Mesopotamia, to bthe city of Nahor.
14 now may it be that the girl to whom I say, ‘Please let down your jar so that I may drink,’ and 1who answers, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels also’—may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness to my master.”
17 Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, “aPlease let me drink a little water from your jar.”
18 aShe said, “Drink, my lord”; and she quickly lowered her jar to her hand, and gave him a drink.
19 Now when she had finished giving him a drink, ashe said, “I will draw also for your camels until they have finished drinking.”
24 She said to him, “aI am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.”
26 Then the man abowed low and worshiped the Lord.
27 He said, “aBlessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken bHis lovingkindness and His truth toward my master; as for me, cthe Lord has guided me in the way to the house of my master’s brothers.”
28 Then athe girl ran and told her mother’s household about these things.
29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was aLaban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.
30 When he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister’s 1wrists, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, “2This is what the man said to me,” he went to the man; and behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.
34 So he said, “I am aAbraham’s servant.
39 “aI said to my master, ‘Suppose the woman does not follow me.’
40 “He said to me, ‘aThe Lord, before whom I have bwalked, will send cHis angel with you to make your journey successful, and you will take a wife for my son from my relatives and from my father’s house;
41 athen you will be free from my oath, when you come to my relatives; and if they do not give her to you, you will be free from my oath.’
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.
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.”
59 Thus they sent away their sister Rebekah and aher nurse with Abraham’s servant and his men.
“May you, our sister,
aBecome thousands of ten thousands,
The gate of those who hate them.”
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.
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