1 By now Abraham was an old man, well on in years, and Yahweh had blessed Abraham in every way.
Gen 13:2 Eph 1:3 Gal 3:9 Gen 12:2 Gen 18:11 Gen 21:5 Gen 24:35
2 Abraham said to the senior servant in his household, the steward of all his property, 'Place your hand under my thigh:
Gen 47:29 Gen 39:4-6 Gen 15:2 1Chr 29:24 1Tim 5:17 Gen 24:9-10 Gen 39:8-9
3 I am going to make you swear by Yahweh, God of heaven and God of earth, that you will not choose a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I live
Gen 26:34-35 1Sam 20:17 2Chr 2:12 2Cor 6:14-17 2Kgs 19:15 Gen 14:22 Deut 7:3-4
4 but will go to my native land and my own kinsfolk to choose a wife for my son Isaac.'
Gen 28:2 Gen 11:25-1 Gen 12:7 Gen 22:20-23
5 The servant asked him, 'What if the girl does not want to follow me to this country? Should I then take your son back to the country from which you come?'
Exod 9:2 Exod 20:7 Gen 24:58 Jer 4:2 Prov 13:16
6 Abraham replied, 'On no account are you to take my son back there.
Heb 11:9 2Pet 2:20-22 Gal 5:1 Heb 10:39 Heb 11:13-16
7 Yahweh, God of heaven and God of earth, who took me from my father's home, and from the land of my kinsfolk, and who promised me on oath, "I shall give this country to your descendants"-he will now send his angel ahead of you, so that you can get a wife for my son from there.
Exod 33:2 Gen 13:15 Heb 1:14 Ps 34:7 Exod 32:13 Gen 15:18 Acts 7:5
8 If then the girl refuses to follow you, you will be quit of this oath to me. Only do not take my son back there.'
Josh 2:17-20 Num 30:5 Num 30:8 Acts 7:2 Gen 24:4-6 John 8:32 Josh 9:20
9 And the servant placed his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham, and swore to him that he would do it.
10 The servant took ten of his master's camels and, carrying all kinds of gifts from his master, set out for the city of Nahor in Aram Naharaim.
Deut 23:4 Gen 11:31 1Chr 19:6 Acts 2:9 Gen 24:2 Gen 27:43 Gen 29:1
11 In the evening, at the time when women come out to draw water, he made the camels kneel outside the town near the well.
1Sam 9:11 Exod 2:16 John 4:7 Gen 24:13-20 Gen 33:13-14 Prov 12:10
12 And he said, 'Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, give me success today and show faithful love to my master Abraham.
Gen 24:27 Exod 3:6 Exod 3:15 Gen 26:24 Gen 24:42 Gen 24:48 1Kgs 18:36
13 While I stand by the spring as the young women from the town come out to draw water,
Gen 24:43 1Sam 9:11 Exod 2:16 Gen 24:11 Gen 29:9-10 John 4:7 Judg 5:11
14 I shall say to one of the girls, "Please lower your pitcher and let me drink." And if she answers, "Drink, and I shall water your camels too," let her be the one you have decreed for your servant Isaac; by this I shall know you have shown faithful love to my master'
Judg 6:37 Judg 6:17 Gen 15:8 1Sam 6:7-9 1Sam 10:2-10 1Sam 14:8-10 1Sam 20:7
15 He had not finished speaking when out came Rebekah -- who was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor -- with a pitcher on her shoulder.
Gen 11:29 Gen 11:27 Gen 22:20-23 Gen 24:24 Gen 24:45 Dan 9:20-23 Exod 2:16
16 The girl was very beautiful, and a virgin; no man had touched her. She went down to the spring, filled her pitcher and came up again.
Gen 26:7 Gen 4:1 Gen 39:6 Num 31:17-18 Song 5:2
17 Running towards her, the servant said, 'Please give me a sip of water from your pitcher.'
John 4:7 1Kgs 17:10 Gen 26:1-35 Isa 21:14 Isa 30:25 Isa 35:6-7 Isa 41:17-18
18 She replied, 'Drink, my lord,' and quickly lowered her pitcher on her arm and gave him a drink.
1Pet 3:8 1Pet 4:8-9 Gen 24:14 Prov 31:26
19 When she had finished letting him drink, she said, 'I shall draw water for your camels, too, until they have had enough.'
Gen 24:14 1Pet 4:9 Gen 24:45-46
20 She quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran to the well again to draw, and drew for all the camels.
21 All the while, the man stood watching her, not daring to speak, wondering whether Yahweh had made his journey successful or not.
Gen 24:12 2Sam 7:18-20 Gen 24:56 Luke 2:19 Luke 2:51 Ps 34:1-6 Ps 107:1
22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing half a shekel, and put it through her nose, and put two bracelets weighing ten gold shekels on her arms,
Exod 32:2-3 1Pet 3:3 1Pet 3:8 1Tim 2:9-10 Esth 5:1 Ezek 16:11-12 Gen 23:15-16
23 and said, 'Whose daughter are you? Please tell me. Is there room at your father's house for us to spend the night?'
24 She replied, 'I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son whom Milcah bore to Nahor.'
Gen 24:15 Gen 22:23 Gen 11:29 Gen 22:20
25 And she went on, 'We have plenty of straw and fodder, and room to spend the night.'
1Pet 4:9 Gen 18:4-8 Isa 32:8 Judg 19:19-21
26 Then the man bowed down and worshipped Yahweh
Exod 4:31 Gen 24:48 Gen 24:52 1Chr 29:20 2Chr 20:18 2Chr 29:30 Exod 12:27
27 saying, 'Blessed be Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, for not withholding his faithful love from my master. Yahweh has led me straight to the house of my master's brother.'
Gen 24:48 Gen 24:12 Gen 32:10 Ps 98:3 1Sam 25:32 Exod 18:10 Ruth 4:14
28 The girl ran to her mother's house to tell what had happened.
Gen 24:48 Gen 24:55 Gen 24:67 Gen 31:33
29 Now Rebekah had a brother called Laban, and Laban ran out to the man at the spring.
Gen 29:5 Gen 24:55 Gen 24:60 Gen 29:13
30 As soon as he had seen the ring and the bracelets his sister was wearing, and had heard his sister Rebekah saying, 'This is what the man said to me,' he went to the man and found him still standing by his camels at the spring.
31 He said to him, 'Come in, blessed of Yahweh, why stay out here when I have cleared the house and made room for the camels?'
Gen 26:29 Ruth 3:10 Ps 115:15 Judg 17:2 Prov 17:8 Prov 18:16
32 The man went to the house, and Laban unloaded the camels. He provided straw and fodder for the camels and water for him and his companions to wash their feet.
Gen 43:24 Judg 19:21 Gen 18:4 1Sam 25:41 1Tim 5:10 Gen 19:2 John 13:4-14
33 They offered him food, but he said, 'I will eat nothing before I have said what I have to say.' Laban said, 'Speak.'
1Tim 6:2 Eccl 9:10 Eph 6:5-8 Job 23:12 John 4:14 John 4:31-34 Ps 132:3-5
34 He said, 'I am Abraham's servant.
35 Yahweh has loaded my master with blessings, and Abraham is now very rich. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, men and women slaves, camels and donkeys.
Gen 13:2 Gen 24:1 1Tim 4:8 Gen 12:2 Gen 12:16 Gen 25:11 Gen 26:12-14
36 Sarah, my master's wife, bore my master a son in his old age, and he has made over all his property to him.
Gen 25:5 Gen 21:1-7 Gen 21:10 Gen 11:29-30 Gen 17:15-19 Gen 18:10-14 Rom 4:19
37 My master made me take this oath, "You are not to choose a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites in whose country I live.
Ezra 9:1-3 Gen 6:2 Gen 24:2-9 Gen 27:46
38 Instead, you are to go to my father's home and to my own kinsfolk to choose a wife for my son."
Gen 24:4 Gen 12:1 Gen 31:19
39 I said to my master, "Suppose the girl will not agree to come with me?"
40 and his reply was, "Yahweh, in whose presence I have walked, will send his angel with you and make your journey successful, for you to choose a wife for my son from my own kinsfolk, from my father's house.
Exod 23:20 Gen 5:22 Gen 17:1 Gen 24:7 Ps 16:8 1Kgs 8:23 2Kgs 20:3
41 Then you will be quit of my curse: if you go to my family and they refuse you, you will be quit of my curse."
Gen 24:8 Deut 29:12
42 Arriving today at the spring I said, "Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, please grant a successful outcome to the course I propose to take.
Neh 1:11 Acts 10:7-8 Acts 10:22 Ezra 8:21 Gen 24:12-14 Gen 24:31 Gen 39:3
43 While I stand by the spring, if a girl comes out to draw water and I say to her, 'Please give me a little water to drink from your pitcher,'
44 if she replies, 'Drink by all means, and I shall draw water for your camels too,' let her be the girl whom Yahweh has decreed for my master's son."
Gen 24:14 1Pet 3:8 1Tim 2:10 Gen 2:22 Heb 13:2 Isa 32:8 Prov 16:33
45 I was still saying this in my mind when Rebekah came out, her pitcher on her shoulder. She came down to the spring and drew water. I said to her, "Please give me a drink."
1Sam 1:13-15 2Sam 7:27 Acts 4:24-33 Acts 10:30 Acts 12:12-17 Dan 9:19 Dan 9:23
46 Quickly she lowered her pitcher saying, "Drink, and I shall water your camels too."
47 I asked her, "Whose daughter are you?" She replied, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, whom Milcah bore to Nahor." Then I put this ring through her nose and these bracelets on her arms.
Eph 5:26-27 Ezek 16:10-13 Gen 24:22-24 Gen 24:53 Isa 62:3-5 Ps 45:9 Ps 45:13-14
48 I bowed down and worshipped Yahweh, and I blessed Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, who had led me by a direct path to choose the daughter of my master's brother for his son.
Gen 24:26-27 Gen 24:52 Ps 48:14 Prov 3:5-6 Gen 22:23 Isa 48:17 Ps 32:8
49 Now tell me whether you are prepared to show constant and faithful love to my master; if not, say so, and I shall know what to do.'
Gen 47:29 Josh 2:14 Deut 2:27 Gen 32:10 Num 20:17 Prov 3:3
50 Laban and Bethuel replied, 'This is from Yahweh; it is not for us to say yes or no to you.
Gen 31:24 Gen 31:29 Ps 118:23 2Sam 13:22 Mark 12:11 Acts 11:17 Gen 24:15
51 Rebekah is there before you. Take her and go; and let her become the wife of your master's son, as Yahweh has decreed.'
Gen 24:15 2Sam 16:10 Gen 20:15
52 On hearing this, Abraham's servant bowed to the ground before Yahweh.
Gen 24:26 Gen 24:48 1Chr 29:20 2Chr 20:18 Acts 10:25-26 Matt 2:11 Ps 34:1-2
53 He brought out silver and gold ornaments and clothes which he gave to Rebekah; he also gave rich presents to her brother and to her mother.
Exod 3:22 Exod 11:2 Exod 12:35 2Chr 21:3 Deut 33:13-16 Ezra 1:6 Gen 24:10
54 They ate and drank, he and his companions, and spent the night there. Next morning when they were up, he said, 'Let me go back to my master.'
Gen 24:56 Gen 24:59 2Sam 18:19 2Sam 18:27-28 Eccl 7:10 Gen 28:5-6 Gen 45:24
55 Rebekah's brother and mother replied, 'Let the girl stay with us for ten days or so; then she can go.'
Gen 4:3 Judg 14:8 Lev 25:29
56 But he replied, 'Do not delay me, since Yahweh has made my journey successful; let me leave and go back to my master.'
Gen 45:9-13 Isa 48:15 Josh 1:8 Prov 25:25
57 They replied, 'Let us call the girl and find out what she has to say.'
58 They called Rebekah and asked her, 'Will you go with this man?' She replied, 'I will.'
Luke 1:38 Ps 45:10-11
59 Accordingly they let their sister Rebekah go, with her nurse, and Abraham's servant and his men.
Gen 35:8 1Thess 2:5 Gen 24:50 Gen 24:53 Gen 24:60 Num 11:12
60 They blessed Rebekah and said to her: Sister of ours, from you may there spring thousands and tens of thousands! May your descendants gain possession of the gates of their enemies!
Gen 22:17 Gen 17:16 Gen 1:28 Gen 28:3 Gen 48:15-16 Dan 7:10 Deut 21:19
61 And forthwith, Rebekah and her maids mounted the camels, and followed the man. The servant took Rebekah and departed.
1Sam 30:17 Esth 8:10 Esth 8:14 Gen 2:24 Gen 31:34 Ps 45:10
62 Isaac meanwhile had come back from the well of Lahai Roi and was living in the Negeb.
Gen 16:14 Gen 25:11 Gen 12:9 Gen 20:1
63 While Isaac was out walking towards evening in the fields, he looked up and saw camels approaching.
Ps 1:2 Ps 119:15 Josh 1:8 Ps 77:11-12 Ps 104:34 Ps 119:27 Ps 119:48
64 And Rebekah looked up and saw Isaac. She jumped down from her camel,
Josh 15:18 Judg 1:14
65 and asked the servant, 'Who is that man walking through the fields towards us?' The servant replied, 'That is my master.' So she took her veil and covered herself up.
1Cor 11:5-6 1Cor 11:10 1Tim 2:9 Gen 20:16
66 The servant told Isaac the whole story.
67 Then Isaac took her into his tent. He married Rebekah and made her his wife. And in his love for her, Isaac was consoled for the loss of his mother.
Gen 37:35 Gen 38:12 1Thess 4:13 1Thess 4:15 2Cor 11:1-2 Eph 5:22-33 Gen 2:22-24