24 Abraham was now a very old man, and the Lord had blessed him in every way.2 One day Abraham said to his oldest servant, the man in charge of his household, “Take an oath by putting your hand under my thigh.3 Swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not allow my son to marry one of these local Canaanite women.4 Go instead to my homeland, to my relatives, and find a wife there for my son Isaac.”
12 “O Lord, God of my master, Abraham,” he prayed. “Please give me success today, and show unfailing love to my master, Abraham.13 See, I am standing here beside this spring, and the young women of the town are coming out to draw water.14 This is my request. I will ask one of them, ‘Please give me a drink from your jug.’ If she says, ‘Yes, have a drink, and I will water your camels, too!’—let her be the one you have selected as Isaac’s wife. This is how I will know that you have shown unfailing love to my master.”
15 Before he had finished praying, he saw a young woman named Rebekah coming out with her water jug on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel, who was the son of Abraham’s brother Nahor and his wife, Milcah.
52 When Abraham’s servant heard their answer, he bowed down to the ground and worshiped the Lord.53 Then he brought out silver and gold jewelry and clothing and presented them to Rebekah. He also gave expensive presents to her brother and mother.
62 Meanwhile, Isaac, whose home was in the Negev, had returned from Beer-lahai-roi.63 One evening as he was walking and meditating in the fields, he looked up and saw the camels coming.64 When Rebekah looked up and saw Isaac, she quickly dismounted from her camel.65 “Who is that man walking through the fields to meet us?” she asked the servant.
And he replied, “It is my master.” So Rebekah covered her face with her veil.66 Then the servant told Isaac everything he had done.
67 And Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother Sarah’s tent, and she became his wife. He loved her deeply, and she was a special comfort to him after the death of his mother.
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