The Blue Letter Bible
Copy Options
Cite Print
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebook twitter

googleplus pinterest

reddit tumblr linkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search RSV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search RSV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on Facebook Connect on Twitter Connect on Instagram Connect on Pinterest Connect on YouTube

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Genesis 24 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
Listen to the Bible

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:1 - Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:2 - And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his house, who had charge of all that he had, "Put your hand under my thigh,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:3 - and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:4 - but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:5 - The servant said to him, "Perhaps the woman may not be willing to follow me to this land; must I then take your son back to the land from which you came?"

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:6 - Abraham said to him, "See to it that you do not take my son back there.

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, and who spoke to me and swore to me, '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 - But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this oath of mine; only you must not take my son back there."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:9 - So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:10 - Then the servant took ten of his master's camels and departed, taking all sorts of choice gifts from his master; and he arose, and went to Mesopota'mia, to the city of Nahor.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time when women go out to draw water.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:12 - And he said, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham, grant me success today, I pray thee, and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:13 - Behold, I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - Let the maiden to whom I shall say, 'Pray let down your jar that I may drink,' and who shall say, 'Drink, and I will water your camels'--let her be the one whom thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac. By this I shall know that thou hast shown steadfast love to my master."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:15 - Before he had done speaking, behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethu'el the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, came out with her water jar upon her shoulder.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:16 - The maiden was very fair to look upon, a virgin, whom no man had known. She went down to the spring, and filled her jar, and came up.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:17 - Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, "Pray give me a little water to drink from your jar."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:18 - She said, "Drink, my lord"; and she quickly let down her jar upon her hand, and gave him a drink.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:19 - When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I will draw for your camels also, until they have done drinking."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:21 - The man gazed at her in silence to learn whether the LORD had prospered his journey or not.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:22 - When the camels had done drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a half shekel, and two bracelets for her arms weighing ten gold shekels,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:23 - and said, "Tell me whose daughter you are. 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 Bethu'el the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:25 - She added, "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 - and said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the LORD has led me in the way to the house of my master's kinsmen."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:28 - Then the maiden ran and told her mother's household about these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:29 - Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, to the spring.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:30 - When he saw the ring, and the bracelets on his sister's arms, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, "Thus the man spoke to me," he went to the man; and behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:31 - He said, "Come in, O blessed of the LORD; why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house and a place for the camels."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:32 - So the man came into the house; and Laban ungirded the camels, and gave him 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 - Then food was set before him to eat; but he said, "I will not eat until I have told my errand." He said, "Speak on."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:34 - So he said, "I am Abraham's servant.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - The LORD has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great; he has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, menservants and maidservants, camels and asses.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:36 - And Sarah my master's wife bore a son to my master when she was old; and to him he has given all that he has.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:37 - My master made me swear, saying, 'You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:38 - but you shall go to my father's house and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:39 - I said to my master, 'Perhaps the woman will not follow me.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:40 - But he said to me, 'The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son from my kindred and from my father's house;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:41 - then you will be free from my oath, when you come to my kindred; and if they will not give her to you, you will be free from my oath.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:42 - "I came today to the spring, and said, 'O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, if now thou wilt prosper the way which I go,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:43 - behold, I am standing by the spring of water; let the young woman who comes out to draw, to whom I shall say, "Pray give me a little water from your jar to drink,"

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:44 - and who will say to me, "Drink, and I will draw for your camels also," let her 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, Rebekah came out with her water jar on her shoulder; and she went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her, 'Pray let me drink.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:46 - She quickly let down her jar from her shoulder, and said, 'Drink, and I will give your camels drink also.' So I drank, and she gave the camels drink also.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:47 - Then I asked her, 'Whose daughter are you?' She said, The daughter of Bethu'el, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him.' So I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her arms.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:48 - Then I bowed my head and worshiped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me by the right way to take the daughter of my master's kinsman for his son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:49 - Now then, if you will deal loyally and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand or to the left."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 - Then Laban and Bethu'el answered, "The thing comes from the LORD; we cannot speak to you bad or good.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:51 - Behold, Rebekah is before you, take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master's son, as the LORD has spoken."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:52 - When Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the earth before the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:53 - And the servant brought forth jewelry of silver and of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave to her brother and to her mother costly ornaments.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:54 - And he and the men who were with him ate and drank, and they spent the night there. When they arose in the morning, he said, "Send me back to my master."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:55 - Her brother and her mother said, "Let the maiden remain with us a while, at least ten days; after that she may go."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:56 - But he said to them, "Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way; let me go that I may go to my master."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:57 - They said, "We will call the maiden, and ask her."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:58 - And they called Rebekah, and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" She said, "I will go."

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:59 - So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse, and Abraham's servant and his men.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:60 - And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, "Our sister, be the mother of thousands of ten thousands; and may your descendants possess the gate of those who hate them!"

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:61 - Then Rebekah and her maids arose, and rode upon the camels and followed the man; thus the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:62 - Now Isaac had come from Beer-la'hai-roi, and was dwelling in the Negeb.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:63 - And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there were camels coming.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:64 - And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted from the camel,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:65 - and said to the servant, "Who is the man yonder, walking in the field to meet us?" The servant said, "It is my master." So she took her veil and covered herself.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:66 - And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:67 - Then Isaac brought her into the tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

RSV

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.

 
 
Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search RSV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the RSV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes Around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Select All Verses
Clear All Verses

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login to your account

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

 

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

[ Cancel ]← Login to Your Account

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or UsernameUsername or Email Address

 

← Return to Login

Close LoginCLOSE
Tap to Close