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Book 1 Chapter 24

24:1
erat autem Abraham senex dierumque multorum et Dominus incunctis benedixerat ei

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dixitque ad servum seniorem domus suae qui praeerat omnibusquae habebat pone manum tuam subter femur meum

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ut adiurem te per Dominum Deum caeli et terrae ut nonaccipias uxorem filio meo de filiabus Chananeorum inter quoshabito

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sed ad terram et ad cognationem meam proficiscaris et indeaccipias uxorem filio meo Isaac

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respondit servus si noluerit mulier venire mecum in terramhanc num reducere debeo filium tuum ad locum de quo egressus es

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dixit Abraham cave nequando reducas illuc filium meum

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Dominus Deus caeli qui tulit me de domo patris mei et deterra nativitatis meae qui locutus est mihi et iuravit dicenssemini tuo dabo terram hanc ipse mittet angelum suum coram teet accipies inde uxorem filio meo

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sin autem noluerit mulier sequi te non teneberis iuramentofilium tantum meum ne reducas illuc

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posuit ergo servus manum sub femore Abraham domini sui etiuravit illi super sermone hoc

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tulitque decem camelos de grege domini sui et abiit exomnibus bonis eius portans secum profectusque perrexitMesopotamiam ad urbem Nahor

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cumque camelos fecisset accumbere extra oppidum iuxtaputeum aquae vespere eo tempore quo solent mulieres egredi adhauriendam aquam dixit

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Domine Deus domini mei Abraham occurre obsecro hodie mihiet fac misericordiam cum domino meo Abraham

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ecce ego sto propter fontem aquae et filiae habitatorumhuius civitatis egredientur ad hauriendam aquam

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igitur puella cui ego dixero inclina hydriam tuam ut bibamet illa responderit bibe quin et camelis tuis dabo potum ipsaest quam praeparasti servo tuo Isaac et per hoc intellegam quodfeceris misericordiam cum domino meo

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necdum intra se verba conpleverat et ecce Rebeccaegrediebatur filia Bathuel filii Melchae uxoris Nahor fratrisAbraham habens hydriam in scapula

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puella decora nimis virgoque pulcherrima et incognita virodescenderat autem ad fontem et impleverat hydriam acrevertebatur

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occurritque ei servus et ait pauxillum mihi ad sorbendumpraebe aquae de hydria tua

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quae respondit bibe domine mi celeriterque deposuithydriam super ulnam suam et dedit ei potum

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cumque ille bibisset adiecit quin et camelis tuis hauriamaquam donec cuncti bibant

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effundensque hydriam in canalibus recurrit ad puteum uthauriret aquam et haustam omnibus camelis dedit

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ille autem contemplabatur eam tacitus scire volens utrumprosperum fecisset iter suum Dominus an non

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postquam ergo biberunt cameli protulit vir inaures aureasadpendentes siclos duos et armillas totidem pondo siclorumdecem

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dixitque ad eam cuius es filia indica mihi est in domopatris tui locus ad manendum

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quae respondit filia Bathuelis sum filii Melchae quempeperit Nahor

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et addidit dicens palearum quoque et faeni plurimum estapud nos et locus spatiosus ad manendum

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inclinavit se homo et adoravit Dominum

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dicens benedictus Dominus Deus domini mei Abraham qui nonabstulit misericordiam et veritatem suam a domino meo et rectome itinere perduxit in domum fratris domini mei

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cucurrit itaque puella et nuntiavit in domum matris suaeomnia quae audierat

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habebat autem Rebecca fratrem nomine Laban qui festinusegressus est ad hominem ubi erat fons

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cumque vidisset inaures et armillas in manibus sororissuae et audisset cuncta verba referentis haec locutus est mihihomo venit ad virum qui stabat iuxta camelos et propter fontemaquae

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dixitque ad eum ingredere benedicte Domini cur foris staspraeparavi domum et locum camelis

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et introduxit eum hospitium ac destravit camelos deditquepaleas et faenum et aquam ad lavandos pedes camelorum etvirorum qui venerant cum eo

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et adpositus est in conspectu eius panis qui ait noncomedam donec loquar sermones meos respondit ei loquere

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at ille servus inquit Abraham sum

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et Dominus benedixit domino meo valde magnificatusque estet dedit ei oves et boves argentum et aurum servos et ancillascamelos et asinos

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et peperit Sarra uxor domini mei filium domino meo insenectute sua deditque illi omnia quae habuerat

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et adiuravit me dominus meus dicens non accipies uxoremfilio meo de filiabus Chananeorum in quorum terra habito

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sed ad domum patris mei perges et de cognatione meaaccipies uxorem filio meo

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ego vero respondi domino meo quid si noluerit venire mecummulier

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Dominus ait in cuius conspectu ambulo mittet angelum suumtecum et diriget viam tuam accipiesque uxorem filio meo decognatione mea et de domo patris mei

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innocens eris a maledictione mea cum veneris ad propinquosmeos et non dederint tibi

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veni ergo hodie ad fontem et dixi Domine Deus domini meiAbraham si direxisti viam meam in qua nunc ambulo

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ecce sto iuxta fontem aquae et virgo quae egredietur adhauriendam aquam audierit a me da mihi pauxillum aquae adbibendum ex hydria tua

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et dixerit mihi et tu bibe et camelis tuis hauriam ipsaest mulier quam praeparavit Dominus filio domini mei

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dum haec mecum tacitus volverem apparuit Rebecca venienscum hydria quam portabat in scapula descenditque ad fontem ethausit aquam et aio ad eam da mihi paululum bibere

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quae festina deposuit hydriam de umero et dixit mihi et tubibe et camelis tuis potum tribuam bibi et adaquavit camelos

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interrogavique eam et dixi cuius es filia quae responditfilia Bathuelis sum filii Nahor quem peperit illi Melchasuspendi itaque inaures ad ornandam faciem eius et armillasposui in manibus

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pronusque adoravi Dominum benedicens Domino Deo domini meiAbraham qui perduxisset me recto itinere ut sumerem filiamfratris domini mei filio eius

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quam ob rem si facitis misericordiam et veritatem cumdomino meo indicate mihi sin autem aliud placet et hoc diciteut vadam ad dextram sive ad sinistram

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responderunt Laban et Bathuel a Domino egressus est sermonon possumus extra placitum eius quicquam aliud tecum loqui

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en Rebecca coram te est tolle eam et proficiscere et situxor filii domini tui sicut locutus est Dominus

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quod cum audisset puer Abraham adoravit in terra Dominum

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prolatisque vasis argenteis et aureis ac vestibus dedit eaRebeccae pro munere fratribus quoque eius et matri dona obtulit

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initoque convivio vescentes pariter et bibentes manseruntibi surgens autem mane locutus est puer dimittite me ut vadamad dominum meum

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responderunt fratres eius et mater maneat puella saltemdecem dies apud nos et postea proficiscetur

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nolite ait me retinere quia Dominus direxit viam meamdimittite me ut pergam ad dominum meum

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dixerunt vocemus puellam et quaeramus ipsius voluntatem

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cumque vocata venisset sciscitati sunt vis ire cum homineisto quae ait vadam

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dimiserunt ergo eam et nutricem illius servumque Abrahamet comites eius

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inprecantes prospera sorori suae atque dicentes sorornostra es crescas in mille milia et possideat semen tuum portasinimicorum suorum

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igitur Rebecca et puellae illius ascensis camelis secutaesunt virum qui festinus revertebatur ad dominum suum

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eo tempore Isaac deambulabat per viam quae ducit ad puteumcuius nomen est Viventis et videntis habitabat enim in terraaustrali

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et egressus fuerat ad meditandum in agro inclinata iam diecumque levasset oculos vidit camelos venientes procul

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Rebecca quoque conspecto Isaac descendit de camelo

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et ait ad puerum quis est ille homo qui venit per agrum inoccursum nobis dixit ei ipse est dominus meus at illa tollenscito pallium operuit se

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servus autem cuncta quae gesserat narravit Isaac

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qui introduxit eam in tabernaculum Sarrae matris suae etaccepit uxorem et in tantum dilexit ut dolorem qui ex mortematris acciderat temperaret

Continued...

024:001
And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

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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:

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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:

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But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

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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?

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And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

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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.

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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.

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And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

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And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

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And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

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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.

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And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

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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;

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And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?

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And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

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She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

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And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

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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.

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And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

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And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And he said, I am Abraham's servant.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.

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And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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;

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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.

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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.

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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.

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And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

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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.

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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.

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Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

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Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.

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And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

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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.

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And they did eat and drink, he 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.

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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.

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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.

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And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.

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And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

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And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

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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.

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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.

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And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.

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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.

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And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

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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 vail, and covered herself.

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And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

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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.

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