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Genesis 24 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:1 - Avraham was old, and well stricken in age. The LORD had blessed Avraham in all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:2 - Avraham said to his servant, the elder of his house, who ruled over all that he had, "Please put your hand under my thigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:3 - I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of the eretz, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Kana`anim, among whom I live.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:4 - But you shall go to my country, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Yitzchak."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:5 - The servant said to him, "What if the woman isn't willing to follow me to this land? Must I bring your son again to the land you came from?"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:6 - Avraham said to him, "Beware that you don't bring my son there again.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:7 - The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house, and from the land of my birth, who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, 'To your descendants I will give this land.' He will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:8 - If the woman isn't willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath. Only you shall not bring my son there again."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:9 - The servant put his hand under the thigh of Avraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:10 - The servant took ten camels, of his master's camels, and departed, having all goodly things of his master's in his hand. He arose, and went to Aram-Naharayim, to the city of Nachor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:12 - He said, "The LORD, the God of my master Avraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Avraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:13 - Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. The daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say, 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink.' She will say, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink.' Let the same be she who you have appointed for your servant Yitzchak. Thereby will I know that you have shown kindness to my master."

Rebekah Is Chosen

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:15 - It happened, before he had done speaking, that behold, Rivka came out, who was born to Betu'el the son of Milkah, the wife of Nachor, Avraham's brother, with her pitcher on her shoulder.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:16 - The young lady was very beautiful to look at, a virgin, neither had any man known her. She went down to the spring, filled her pitcher, and came up.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:17 - The servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please give me a drink, a little water from your pitcher."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:18 - She said, "Drink, my lord." She hurried, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:19 - When she had done giving him drink, she said, "I will also draw for your camels, until they have done drinking."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - She hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:21 - The man looked steadfastly at her, holding his shalom, to know whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:22 - It happened, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:23 - and said, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me. Is there room in your father's house for us to lodge in?"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:24 - She said to him, "I am the daughter of Betu'el the son of Milkah, whom she bore to Nachor."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:25 - She said moreover to him, "We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:26 - The man bowed his head, and worshiped the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:27 - He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Avraham, who has not forsaken his lovingkindness and his truth toward my master. As for me, the LORD has led me in the way to the house of my master's relatives."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:28 - The young lady ran, and told her mother's house about these words.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:29 - Rivka had a brother, and his name was Lavan. Lavan ran out to the man, to the spring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:30 - It happened, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets on his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rivka his sister, saying, "This is what the man said to me," that he came to the man. Behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:31 - He said, "Come in, you blessed of the LORD. Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:32 - The man came into the house, and he unloaded the camels. He gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:33 - Food was set before him to eat. But he said, "I will not eat until I have told my message." He said, "Speak on."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:34 - He said, "I am Avraham's servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - The LORD has blessed my master greatly. He has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, men-servants and maid-servants, and camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:36 - Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master when she was old. He has given all that he has to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:37 - My master made me swear, saying, 'You shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Kana`anim, in whose land I live,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:38 - but you shall go to my father's house, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:39 - I said to my master, 'What if the woman will not follow me?'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:40 - He said to me, 'The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way. You shall take a wife for my son of my relatives, and of my father's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:41 - Then will you be clear from my oath, when you come to my relatives. If they don't give her to you, you shall be clear from my oath.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:42 - I came this day to the spring, and said, 'The LORD, the God of my master Avraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:43 - Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. Let it happen, that the almah who comes forth to draw, to whom I will say, Give me, I pray you, a little water from your pitcher to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:44 - She will tell me, "Drink, and I will also draw for your camels." Let the same be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master's son.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:45 - Before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rivka came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder. She went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her, 'Please let me drink.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:46 - She hurried and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink.' So I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:47 - I asked her, and said, 'Whose daughter are you?' She said, 'The daughter of Betu'el, Nachor's son, whom Milkah bare to him.' I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:48 - I bowed my head, and worshiped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Avraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter for his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:49 - Now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. If not, tell me. That I may turn to the right hand, or to the left."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 - Then Lavan and Betu'el answered, "The thing proceeds from the LORD. We can't speak to you bad or good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:51 - Behold, Rivka is before you, take her, and go, and let her be your master's son's wife, as the LORD has spoken."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:52 - It happened that when Avraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the eretz to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:53 - The servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rivka. He gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:54 - They ate and drank, he and the men who were with him, and stayed all night. They rose up in the morning, and he said, "Send me away to my master."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:55 - Her brother and her mother said, "Let the young lady stay with us a few days, at least ten. After that she will go."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:56 - He said to them, "Don't hinder me, seeing the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:57 - They said, "We will call the young lady, and ask her."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:58 - They called Rivka, and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" She said, "I will go."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:59 - They sent away Rivka, their sister, with her nurse, Avraham's servant, and his men.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:60 - They blessed Rivka, and said to her, "Our sister, may you be the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate of those who hate them."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:61 - Rivka arose with her ladies. They rode on the camels, and followed the man. The servant took Rivka, and went his way.

Isaac Marries Rebekah

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:62 - Yitzchak came from the way of Be'er-Lachai-Ro'i. For he lived in the land of the South.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:63 - Yitzchak went out to meditate in the field at the evening. He lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, there were camels coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:64 - Rivka lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Yitzchak, she dismounted from the camel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:65 - She said to the servant, "Who is the man who is walking in the field to meet us?" The servant said, "It is my master." She took her veil, and covered herself.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:66 - The servant told Yitzchak all the things that he had done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:67 - Yitzchak brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rivka, and she became his wife. He loved her. Yitzchak was comforted after his mother's death.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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