New American Bible (Revised Edition)
11 Near evening, at the time when women go out to draw water, he made the camels kneel by the well outside the city. 12 Then he said: “Lord, God of my master Abraham, let it turn out favorably for me[a] today and thus deal graciously with my master Abraham. 13 While I stand here at the spring and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water, 14 if I say to a young woman, ‘Please lower your jug, that I may drink,’ and she answers, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels, too,’ then she is the one whom you have decided upon for your servant Isaac. In this way I will know that you have dealt graciously with my master.”
15 (A)He had scarcely finished speaking when Rebekah—who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor—came out with a jug on her shoulder. 16 The young woman was very beautiful, a virgin, untouched by man. She went down to the spring and filled her jug. As she came up, 17 the servant ran toward her and said, “Please give me a sip of water from your jug.” 18 “Drink, sir,” she replied, and quickly lowering the jug into her hand, she gave him a drink. 19 When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels, too, until they have finished drinking.” 20 With that, she quickly emptied her jug into the drinking trough and ran back to the well to draw more water, until she had drawn enough for all the camels. 21 The man watched her the whole time, silently waiting to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful. 22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose-ring weighing half a shekel, and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels for her wrists. 23 Then he asked her: “Whose daughter are you? Tell me, please. And is there a place in your father’s house for us to spend the night?” 24 She answered: “I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor. 25 We have plenty of straw and fodder,” she added, “and also a place to spend the night.” 26 The man then knelt and bowed down to the Lord, 27 saying: “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not let his kindness and fidelity toward my master fail. As for me, the Lord has led me straight to the house of my master’s brother.”Read full chapter
New International Version
12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham,(C) make me successful(D) today, and show kindness(E) to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.(F) 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink,(G) and I’ll water your camels too’(H)—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac.(I) By this I will know(J) that you have shown kindness to my master.”
15 Before he had finished praying,(K) Rebekah(L) came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel(M) son of Milkah,(N) who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.(O) 16 The woman was very beautiful,(P) a virgin;(Q) no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.
17 The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.”(R)
18 “Drink,(S) my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
19 After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels(T) too,(U) until they have had enough to drink.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels.(V) 21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.(W)
22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring(X) weighing a beka[a] and two gold bracelets(Y) weighing ten shekels.[b] 23 Then he asked, “Whose daughter are you?(Z) Please tell me, is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?(AA)”
26 Then the man bowed down and worshiped the Lord,(AD) 27 saying, “Praise be to the Lord,(AE) the God of my master Abraham,(AF) who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness(AG) to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey(AH) to the house of my master’s relatives.”(AI)