34 So he said, I am Abrahams servant. 35The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become wealthy; he has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female slaves, camels and donkeys. 36And Sarah my masters wife bore a son to my master when she was old; and he has given him all that he has. 37My master made me swear, saying, You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live; 38but you shall go to my fathers house, to my kindred, and get a wife for my son.
42 I came today to the spring, and said, O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, if now you will only make successful the way I am going! 43I am standing here by the spring of water; let the young woman who comes out to draw, to whom I shall say, Please give me a little water from your jar to drink, 44and who will say to me, Drink, and I will draw for your camels alsolet her be the woman whom the Lord has appointed for my masters son.
45 Before I had finished speaking in my heart, there was Rebekah coming out with her water-jar on her shoulder; and she went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her, Please let me drink.
46She quickly let down her jar from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will also water your camels. So I drank, and she also watered the camels.
47Then I asked her, Whose daughter are you? She said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahors son, whom Milcah bore to him. So I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her arms.
48Then I bowed my head and worshipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me by the right way to obtain the daughter of my masters kinsman for his son.
49Now then, if you will deal loyally and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so that I may turn either to the right hand or to the left.
58And they called Rebekah, and said to her, Will you go with this man? She said, I will.
59So they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse along with Abrahams servant and his men.
60And they blessed Rebekah and said to her,
May you, our sister, become
thousands of myriads;
may your offspring gain possession
of the gates of their foes.
61Then Rebekah and her maids rose up, mounted the camels, and followed the man; thus the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
62 Now Isaac had come from* Beer-lahai-roi, and was settled in the Negeb. 63Isaac went out in the evening to walk* in the field; and looking up, he saw camels coming. 64And Rebekah looked up, and when she saw Isaac, she slipped quickly from the camel, 65and said to the servant, Who is the man over there, walking in the field to meet us? The servant said, It is my master. So she took her veil and covered herself. 66And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. 67Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarahs tent. He took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mothers death.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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