- And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.
Abraham was ooooooooooooold. And was blessed in all things. I mean, think about it. Money, cattle, land, slaves, stock, a child, etc. even in God as well.
- And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
- and I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the 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 country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
Then he called his oldest servant -who had served him the longest (might have been Eliezer)- to put his hand under Abraham’s thigh (It was done by men who thought they were about to die) and swear by the God of heaven and earth that he would not take a wife for Isaac from this land but would go to Abraham’s land, his people, and pick a wife from there.
- And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
- And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
Then the servant asked, what if the woman doesn’t want to follow me back here?…Do I take Isaac back there to meet her? Then Abraham said no…never…
- The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
The Lord God to took me from there and gave me this very land we are on, his Angel will go with you and you will take a wife for my son from there. (Remember Abraham was a prophet in the eyes of God)
- And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
Then if she doesn’t follow you, you’re free from this oath since you have done your part, but just don’t take my son there.
- And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
And the servant did swear.
- And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
Then the servant arose, took 10 of Abraham’s camels and put goods on the others, then he headed towards Nahor.
- And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
Then about the time when women came out in the evening to fetch water, he made the camels kneel there, by the well.
- And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.
Then he called upon the God of Abraham to speed up the search and show Favour unto Abraham.
- Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
- and let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast showed kindness unto my master.
Let it be that the girl that I will ask for water to drink and would give me and say she would give the camels also, let it be her.
- And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
Understand that Abraham already said that the angel of the Lord would go before him…which automatically means would be there before the servant gets there… Now, also to prove that the angel did go before him and to prove that some prayers prayed IN THE MIND and those YET TO BE SPOKEN get answered, before the servant finished praying, the prayer was answered.
Behold, out came Rebecca, daughter of Bethuel, with a pitcher on her shoulder
- And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
And she was beautiful, and a virgin as well…and she came to fetch
- And the servant ran to meet her, and said, let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
- And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
- And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
- And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
And the servant rushed and asked her for water and she quickly gave him and said she would draw for the camels as well. And she did everything hurriedly. I mean camels drink water anyhow o. And she fetched till they were full. I once heard that one camel drinks 30gallons of water. Not to mention 10.
- And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.
And then he knew but didn’t want to jump to conclusion.
- And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
Then he took the things mentioned, and gave her
- And said, whose daughter art thou? Tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in?
Then he asked her whose daughter she was of and if there was space in her house to lodge (as she could see that they have journeyed from far).
- And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
- She said moreover unto him, we have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.
And she said there’s plenty of room (even for strangers).
- And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lord.
And he bowed down and worshipped God. The answer had come.
- And he said, blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren.
Blessed be the God of Abraham because he has shown Abraham mercy.
- And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother’s house these things.
Then she ran ahead to her mother’s house and told them of what had happened and how they would be expecting visitors in few minutes.
- And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
- And it came to pass, when he saw the earring, and bracelets upon his sister’s hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me, that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
- And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; wherefore standest thou without? For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
- And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men’s feet that were with him.
Then her brother-Laban ran to the well where he was after he saw the jewels on her and heard her speak. It seemed like Laban liked shiny/material things. It was after he saw these things that he ran and called the servant ‘blessed of the lord😂’
The invited the servant in and Laban offered him room and for his camels as well.
And then he came in, removed the saddles from the camels, washed his feet, those with him did the same as well.
- And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.
Then food was given him and he said I WILL NOT EAT UNTIL I HAVE DONE THAT WHICH I’M SUPPOSED TO DO (which in this case is to deliver an errand).
- And he said, I am Abraham’s servant.
- And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly, and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
- And Sarah my master’s wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath
- And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
- But thou shalt go unto my father’s house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
I am Abraham’s servant, and he is blessed in all things. And Sarah his wife bore him a son, and unto this son, all the things of Abraham have been given,
And he made me swear that I do not get his son a wife from where he dwells but from his own people.
- And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
- And he said unto me, The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father’s house:
- Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.
- And I came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:
- behold, I stand by the well of water ; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;
- And she say to me, both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the Lord hath appointed out for my master’s son.
- and before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.
- And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
- And I asked her, and said, whose daughter art thou? And she said, the daughter of Bethuel, Nahors son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.
- And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master’s brother’s daughter unto his son.
Then he told the story unto them even up unto the well.
- And now, if ye will 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.
Now, if you will do my master well (let Rebecca come with us) or not, let me know now.
- Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, the thing proceedeth from the Lord: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
- Behold, Rebekah is before thee; take her, and go, and let her be thy master’s son’s wife, as the Lord hath spoken.
Well, it’s from the Lord (said Laban)’ she is infront of you, take her to your master and let her be his son’s wife,
- And it came to pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he worshipped the Lord, bowing himself to the earth.
In that instant, the servant bowed himself down and worshipped God. It was easier than anticipated.
- And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
Then he brought forth more jewels and gave to Laban and her mother as well (dowry).
- And they did eat and drink, him and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, send me away unto my master.
Then they all ate and stayed the night and at dawn, the servant asked that they let them all go (with Rebecca) to Abraham.
- And her brother and her mother said, let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
- And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.
And her family asked that she should be allowed to abide with them for a short while still, and the servant said…don’t hinder me…you can already see that the journey is prosperous.
- And they said, we will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.
- And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.
- And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men.
And they said Rebecca should be called and whatever she says would be final (imagine, after negotiating terms and giving the jewels o). And phew, she said she would go. And she went with them, along with a nurse of hers. She didn’t hinder the work of God and she acted spontaneously.
- And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister; be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
And they blessed Rebecca, and said unto her, you’re our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them, llive bountifully.”…..like they knew the Abraham covenant or something
- And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
- ¶ And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.
- And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
And they went.
Then Isaac came home and went out to pray/meditate and he saw the camels coming.
- And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
- For she had said unto the servant, what man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, it is my master: therefore she took a veil, and covered herself.
She saw Isaac coming towards them and she asked the servant who he was and he said….that’s my master…Rebecca saw Isaac and came down from the camel and covered herself.
- And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
- And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
He told Isaac his testimony.
Took her to the tent even though Sarah was dead. She became his wife, and he loved her, and he was comforted (from his mother’s death). Weird order eh.