Therefore Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, which had the rule over all that he had, (A)[a]Put now thine hand under my thigh,

And I will make thee [b]swear by the Lord God of the heaven, and God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell:

But thou shalt go unto my [c]country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 24:2 Which ceremony declared, the servant’s obedience towards his master, and the master’s power over the servant.
  2. Genesis 24:3 This showeth that an oath may be required in a lawful cause.
  3. Genesis 24:4 He would not that his son should marry out of the godly family: for the inconveniences that come by marrying with the ungodly are set forth in sundry places of the Scriptures.

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