Genesis 24:10-27New American Standard Bible (NASB)
10 Then the servant took ten camels from the camels of his master, and set out with a variety of good things of his master’s in his hand; and he arose and went to [a]Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.11 He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.12 He said, “O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, please [b]grant me success today, and show lovingkindness to my master Abraham.13 Behold, I am standing by the [c]spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water;14 now may it be that the girl to whom I say, ‘Please let down your jar so that I may drink,’ and [d]who answers, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels also’—may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness to my master.”
Rebekah Is Chosen
15 Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor, came out with her jar on her shoulder.16 The girl was very beautiful, a virgin, and no man had [e]had relations with her; and she went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up.17 Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar.”18 She said, “Drink, my lord”; and she quickly lowered her jar to her hand, and gave him a drink.19 Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw also for your camels until they have finished drinking.”20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, and ran back to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.21 Meanwhile, the man was gazing at her [f]in silence, to know whether the Lord had made his journey successful or not.
22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a half-shekel and two bracelets for her [g]wrists weighing ten shekels in gold,23 and said, “Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room for us to lodge in your father’s house?”24 She said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.”25 Again she said to him, “We have plenty of both straw and feed, and room to lodge in.”26 Then the man bowed low and worshiped the Lord.27 He said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His lovingkindness and His truth toward my master; as for me, the Lord has guided me in the way to the house of my master’s brothers.”
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