Genesis 24 ©
Abraham sweareth his servant to seek a wife for Isaac. The servant's journey; his prayer and sign. Rebekah meeteth him and fulfilleth his sign. She receiveth jewels, sheweth her kindred, and inviteth him home; he blesseth God. Laban entertaineth him. The servant telleth his errand, and asketh for Rebekah. Laban and Bethuel approve of his proposal, and on his desiring to be gone, Rebekah consenteth to go with him. Isaac meeteth her on her way, and bringing her home, marrieth her.
And I will make thee dswear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, ethat thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
¶The LORD God of heaven, which itook me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he jshall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
And the servant mput his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
And vlet it come to pass, that the *damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
¶And it came to pass, wbefore he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of xMilcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her ypitcher upon her shoulder.
And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a 5golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?
She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and *provender enough, and room to lodge in.
And he said, gBlessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of hhis mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's ibrethren.
And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
And my master made me swear, saying, sThou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
tBut thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
uAnd I said unto my master, *Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
And her brother and her mother said, Let the *damsel abide with us 7a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.
And they said, We will call the *damsel, and enquire at her mouth.
And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.
¶And Rebekah arose, and her *damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
And Isaac went out 8to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.