12 Then he (A)said, “O Lord God of my master Abraham, please (B)give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 Behold, here (C)I stand by the well of water, and (D)the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. 14 Now let it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your pitcher that I may drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink’—let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. And (E)by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.”

15 And it happened, (F)before he had finished speaking, that behold, (G)Rebekah,[a] who was born to Bethuel, son of (H)Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, came out with her pitcher on her shoulder. 16 Now the young woman (I)was very beautiful to behold, a virgin; no man had known her. And she went down to the well, filled her pitcher, and came up. 17 And the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your pitcher.”

18 (J)So she said, “Drink, my lord.” Then she quickly let her pitcher down to her hand, and gave him a drink. 19 And when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.” 20 Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, ran back to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. 21 And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether (K)the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.

22 So it was, when the camels had finished drinking, that the man took a golden (L)nose ring weighing half a shekel, and two bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels of gold, 23 and said, “Whose daughter are you? Tell me, please, is there room in your father’s house for us [b]to lodge?”

24 So she said to him, (M)“I am the daughter of Bethuel, Milcah’s son, whom she bore to Nahor.” 25 Moreover she said to him, “We have both straw and feed enough, and room to lodge.”

26 Then the man (N)bowed down his head and worshiped the Lord. 27 And he said, (O)“Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken (P)His mercy and His truth toward my master. As for me, being on the way, the Lord (Q)led me to the house of my master’s brethren.” 28 So the young woman ran and told her mother’s household these things.

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  1. Genesis 24:15 Rebecca, Rom. 9:10
  2. Genesis 24:23 to spend the night

47 Then I asked her, and said, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ And she said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him.’ So I put the nose ring on her nose and the bracelets on her wrists. 48 (A)And I bowed my head and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the way of truth to (B)take the daughter of my master’s brother for his son. 49 Now if you will (C)deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. And if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.”

50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, (D)“The thing comes from the Lord; we cannot (E)speak to you either bad or good. 51 (F)Here is Rebekah before you; take her and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as the Lord has spoken.”

52 And it came to pass, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, that (G)he worshiped the Lord, bowing himself to the earth. 53 Then the servant brought out (H)jewelry of silver, jewelry of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave (I)precious things to her brother and to her mother.

54 And he and the men who were with him ate and drank and stayed all night. Then they arose in the morning, and he said, (J)“Send me away to my master.”

55 But her brother and her mother said, “Let the young woman stay with us a few days, at least ten; after that she may go.”

56 And he said to them, “Do not [a]hinder me, since the Lord has prospered my way; send me away so that I may go to my master.”

57 So they said, “We will call the young woman and ask her personally.” 58 Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?”

And she said, “I will go.”

59 So they sent away Rebekah their sister (K)and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant and his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her:

“Our sister, may you become
(L)The mother of thousands of ten thousands;
(M)And may your descendants possess
The gates of those who hate them.”

61 Then Rebekah and her maids arose, and they rode on the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.

62 Now Isaac came from the way of (N)Beer Lahai Roi, for he dwelt in the South. 63 And Isaac went out (O)to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming. 64 Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac (P)she dismounted from her camel; 65 for she had said to the servant, “Who is this man walking in the field to meet us?”

The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took a veil and covered herself.

66 And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. 67 Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he (Q)took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac (R)was comforted after his mother’s death.

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  1. Genesis 24:56 delay