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Genesis 24

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1 Abraham was already old and in his advanced years. The Lord blessed Abraham to all.
2 And Abraham said to his servant, the eldest in his house, who ruled over all that he had: put thy hand under my quilted
3 and swear to me by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take to my son a wife from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I live,
4 but you will go to my land, to my homeland, and you will take a wife to my son Isaac.
5 The slave told him: maybe the woman will not want to go with me to this land, should I return your son to the land from which you came out?
6 Abraham said to him: beware, do not return my son there;
7 The Lord God of heaven, who took me from the house of my father and from the land of my birth, who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying: `` I will give this land to your seed, '' He will send his angel before you, and you will take a wife to your son mine from there;
eight if a woman does not want to go with you, you will be free from this oath of mine; only do not return my son there.
nine And the servant put his hand under the quilted Abraham his master, and swore to him this.

ten And the slave took ten camels from his master’s camels and went. In his hands were also all kinds of treasures of his master. He got up and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor,
eleven and stopped the camels outside the city, by the well of water, in the evening, at the time when the women went to scoop
12 and said: Lord, Lord of my lord Abraham! send [her] today to meet me and do mercy with my master Abraham;
13 behold, I stand at the source of water, and the daughters of the inhabitants of the city go out to draw water;
fourteen and the girl whom I will say: “Tilt your jug, I will get drunk”, and who will say: “drink, I will give your camels to drink,” - this is the one that you appointed to your servant Isaac; and by this I know that you do mercy with my lord.
fifteen He had not stopped speaking, and behold, Rebekah came out, who was born of Bethuel, the son of Milka, the wife of Nahor, brother of Abraham, and her jug ​​on her shoulder;
16 the maiden [was] beautiful in appearance, a virgin whom the husband did not recognize. She went down to the source, filled her jug ​​and went up.
17 And the servant ran to meet her and said: Give me to drink some water from your jug.
18 She said: drink, my lord. And immediately she lowered her pitcher into her hand and watered it.
19 And when she watered him, she said: I will also scoop for your camels until I get drunk.
20 And immediately she poured water from her jug ​​into the drinker and ran again to draw a well, and scooped it up for all the camels.
21 The man looked at her with amazement in silence, wanting to understand whether the Lord blessed his way or not.
22 When the camels stopped drinking, then the man took a golden earring, weighing half a shekel, and two wrists in her arms, weighing ten [shekels] of gold;
23 And he said: whose daughter are you? tell me, is there a place for us to sleep in your father’s house?
24 She told him: I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milka, whom she gave birth to Nahor.
25 And she said to him: we have a lot of straw and poop, and [there is] a place to sleep.
26 And the man bowed and bowed to the Lord,
27 and said: Blessed be the Lord God of my lord Abraham, who did not leave my lord with his mercy and his truth! The Lord directly led me to the house of my master’s brother.
28 The girl ran and told about it in her mother’s house.

29th Rebekah had a brother named Laban. Laban ran out to that man, to the source.
thirty And when he saw the earring and wrists in his sister’s arms and heard the words of Rebekah, his sister, who said: this man spoke to me like this, he came to the man, and now, he stands by the camels at the source;
31 and said, Come in, blessed by the Lord; why are you standing outside? I prepared a house and a place for camels.
32 And a man came in. [Laban] saddled the camels and gave straw and fodder to the camels and water to wash his feet and the people who were with him;
33 and food was offered to him; but he said: I will not eat, until I say my work. And they said: speak.
34 He said: I am a servant of Abraham;
35 The Lord greatly blessed my master, and he became great: He gave him sheep and oxen, silver and gold, slaves and slaves, camels and donkeys;
36 Sarah, the wife of my master, having already grown old, gave birth to my master my son, to whom he gave everything that he had;
37 and my master took an oath from me, saying: Do not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites in whose land I live,
38 But go to my father’s house and to my relatives, and you will take a wife for my son.
39 I told my lord: maybe a woman will not go with me.
40 He said to me: the Lord, in front of whom I walk, will send his angel with you and will improve your way, and you will take a wife for my son from my relatives and from my father’s house;
41 then you will be free from my oath when you go to my relatives; and if they do not give you, then you will be free from my oath.
42 And now I came to the source, and said: Lord, God, my lord Abraham! If You will improve the path that I follow
43 now, I’m standing at the source of water, and the girl who comes out to draw, and to whom I will say: let me drink a little from your jug,
44 and who will say to me, “And you drink, and I will draw for your camels” —this is the wife whom the Lord appointed the son of my master.
45 I had not stopped speaking in my mind, and now Rebekah came out, and her jug ​​on her shoulder, and went down to the source and drew it; and I said to her: give me a drink.
46 She immediately lowered her pitcher from herself and said: drink, and I will give you drink of your camels. And I drank, and she watered camels.
47 I asked her and said: whose daughter are you? She said: the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Nakhorov, whom Milka gave birth to him. And I gave her earrings and wrists to her hands.
48 And I bowed and bowed to the Lord, and blessed the Lord, God my lord Abraham, who brought me directly to take the daughter of my lord’s brother for his son.
49 And now tell me: do you intend to show mercy and truth to my lord or not? tell me and I will turn right or left.
50 And Laban and Bethuel answered and said, This work has come from the Lord; we can not tell you in spite of anything bad or good;
51 Behold, Rebekah is before you; take it and go; may she be a wife to the son of your master, as the Lord said.
52 When the servant of Abraham heard their words, he bowed to the Lord to the earth.
53 And the slave took out silver things and golden things and clothes, and gave Rebekah; He also gave rich gifts to her brother and her mother.

54 And he and the people who were with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they got up in the morning, he said: Let me go to my master.
55 But her brother and her mother said: let the damsel stay with us for at least ten days, then you will go.
56 He said to them: Do not restrain me, for the Lord has arranged my way; let me go, and I will go to my master.
57 They said: we will call the damsel and ask what she will say.
58 And they called Rebekah and said to her: Will you go with this man? She said: I’ll go.
59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and the servant of Abraham, and his people.
60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, Our sister! Thousands of thousands will be born of you, and your offspring own the dwellings of your enemies!
61 And Rebekah arose, and her handmaidens, and sat on the camels, and went after that man. And the slave took Rebekah and went.

62 And Isaac came from Be'er-lahai-roi, for he lived in the land of noon.
63 When evening came, Isaac went out into the field to think, and raised his eyes, and saw: behold, camels are coming.
64 Rebekah looked, and saw Isaac, and came down from the camel.
65 And she said to the slave: who is this man who is walking across the field to meet us? The slave said: this is my lord. And she took the veil and covered herself.
66 The slave said to Isaac all that he had done.
67 And Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted in [sorrow] by his mother.

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