Abraham sweareth his servant.
Genesis 24:1 Abraham was olde and stryken in dayes and the LORde had blessed him in all thinges. Genesis 24:2 And he sayde vnto his eldest servaunte of his house which had the rule over all that he had: Put thy hande vnder my thye that Genesis 24:3 I maye make the swere by the LORde that is God of heauen and God of the erth that thou shalt not take a wyfe vnto my sonne of the doughters of the canaanytes amonge which I dwell. Genesis 24:4 But shalt goo vnto my contre and to my kynred and there take a wyfe vnto my sonne Isaac. Genesis 24:5 Tha sayde the seruaunte vnto him: what ad yf the woma wyll not agree to come with me vnto this lade shall I brynge thy sonne agayne vnto the lande which thou camest out of: Genesis 24:6 And Abraha sayde vnto him: bewarre of that that thou brige not my sonne thither.
Genesis 24:7 The LORde God of heauen which toke me from my fathers house and from the lande where I was borne and which spake vnto me and sware vnto me saynge: vnto thy seed wyll I geue this lande he shall sende his angell before the yt thou mayst take a wife vnto my sonne from thence. Genesis 24:8 Neuerthelesse yf the woma will not agree to come with the than shalt thou be with out daunger of this ooth. But aboue all thinge brynge not my sonne thyther agayne. Genesis 24:9 And the seruaunte put his hand vnder the thye of Abraham and sware to him as concernynge that matter.
The servant's journey.
Genesis 24:10 And the seruaunte toke .x. camels of the camels of his master and departed and had of all maner goodes of his master with him and stode vp and went to Mesopotamia vnto the cytie of Nahor. Genesis 24:11 And made his camels to lye doune with out the cytie by a wels syde of water at euen: aboute the tyme that women come out to drawe water
Genesis 24:12 and he sayde. LORde God of my master Abraha sende me good spede this daye and shewe mercy vnto my master Abraham. Genesis 24:13 Lo I stonde here by the well of water and the doughters of the men of this citie will come out to drawe water:
Genesis 24:14 Now the damsell to whome I saye stoupe doune thy pytcher and let me drynke. Yf she saye drynke and I will geue thy camels drynke also yt same is she that thou hast ordened for they servaunte Isaac: yee and therby shall I knowe that thou hast shewed mercy on my master.
Rebekah meeteth him,
Genesis 24:15 And it came to passe yer he had leeft spakynge that Rebecca came out the doughter of Bethuell sonne to Melcha the wife of Nahor Abrahams brother and hir pytcher apon hir shulder: Genesis 24:16 The damsell was very fayre to loke apon and yet a mayde and vnknowen of man. And she went doune to the well and fylled hyr pytcher and came vp agayne. Genesis 24:17 Then the seruaunte ranne vnto her and sayde: let me syppe a litle water of thi pither.
fulfilleth his sign,
Genesis 24:18 And she sayde: drynke my lorde. And she hasted and late downe her pytcher apon hyr arme and gaue him drinke. Genesis 24:19 And whe she had geven hym drynke she sayde: I will drawe water for thy camels also vntill they haue dronke ynough. Genesis 24:20 And she poured out hyr pitcher in to the trough hastely and ranne agayne vnto the well to fett water: and drewe for all his camels. Genesis 24:21 And the felowe wondred at her. But helde his peace to wete whether the LORde had made his iourney prosperous or not.
Genesis 24:22 And as the camels had lefte drynckynge he toke an earynge of halfe a sicle weght and .ij golden bracelettes for hyr hades of .x. sycles weyght of gold
sheweth her kindred,
Genesis 24:23 and sayde vnto her: whose doughter art thou? tell me: ys there rowme in thy fathers house for vs to lodge in? Genesis 24:24 And she sayde vnto him: I am the doughter of Bethuell the sonne of Milcha which she bare vnto Nahor:
and inviteth him home.
Genesis 24:25 and sayde moreouer vnto him: we haue litter and prauonder ynough and also rowme to lodge in.
The servant blesseth God.
Genesis 24:26 And the man bowed himselfe and worshipped the LORde Genesis 24:27 and sayde: blessed be the LORde God of my master Abraham which ceasseth not to deale mercyfully and truly with my master And hath brought me the waye to my masters brothers house. Genesis 24:28 And the damsell ranne and tolde them of her mothers house these thinges.
Laban entertaineth him.
Genesis 24:29 And Rebecca had a brother called Laban. And Laban ranne out vnto the man to the well: Genesis 24:30 for as soone as he had sene the earynges and the bracelettes apon his sisters handes ad herde the wordes of Rebecca his sister saynge thus sayde the man vnto me than he went out vnto the man. And loo he stode yet with the camels by the well syde. Genesis 24:31 And Laban sayde: come in thou blessed of the LORde. Wherfore stondest thou without? I haue dressed the house and made rowme for the camels.
Genesis 24:32 And than the ma came in to the house. And he vnbrydeld the camels: and brought litter and prauonder for the camels and water to weshe his fete and their fete that were with him Genesis 24:33 and there was meate sett before him to eate. But he sayde: I will not eate vntill I haue sayde myne earede: And he sayde saye on.
The servant sheweth his message.
Genesis 24:34 And he sayde: I am Abrahas servaunte Genesis 24:35 and the LORDE hath blessed my master out of measure that he is become greate and hath geven him shepe oxen syluer and golde menservauntes maydeservauntes camels ad asses. Genesis 24:36 And Sara my masters wyfe bare him a sonne whe she was olde: and vnto him hath he geven all that he hath. Genesis 24:37 And my master made me swere saynge: Thou shalt not take a wyfe to my sonne amonge the doughters of the cananytes in whose lade I dwell. Genesis 24:38 But thou shalt goo vnto my fathers house and to my kynred and there take a wyfe vnto my sonne. Genesis 24:39 And I sayde vnto my master. What yf the wyfe will not folowe me? Genesis 24:40 And he sayde vnto me: The LORde before whome I walke wyll sende his angell with the and prosper thy iourney that thou shalt take a wyfe for my sonne of my kynred and of my fathers house. Genesis 24:41 But and yf (when thou comest vnto my kynred) they will not geue the one tha shalt thou bere no perell of myne oothe. Genesis 24:42 And I came this daye vnto the well and sayed: O LORde the God of my master Abraha yf it be so that thou makest my iourney which I go prosperous: Genesis 24:43 beholde I stode by this well of water And when a virgyn cometh forth to drawe water and I saye to her: geue me a litle water of thi pitcher to drynke Genesis 24:44 and she saye agayne to me: dryncke thou and I will also drawe water for thy camels: that same is the wife whom the LORde hath prepared for my masters sonne. Genesis 24:45 And before I had made an ende of speakynge in myne harte: beholde Rebecca came forth and hir pitcher on hir shulder and she went doune vnto the well and drewe. And I sayde vnto her geue me drynke. Genesis 24:46 And she made hast and toke doune hir pitcher from of hir ad sayd: drinke and I will geue thy camels drynke also. And I dranke and she gaue the camels drynke also. Genesis 24:47 And I asked her saynge: whose doughter art thou? And she answered: the doughter of Bathuell Nahors sonne whome Milca bare vnto him. And I put the earynge vpon hir face and the bracelettes apon hir hondes. Genesis 24:48 And I bowed my selfe and worshepped the LORde and blessed the LORde God of my master Abraha which had brought me the right waye to take my masters brothers doughter vnto his sonne. Genesis 24:49 Now therfore yf ye will deall mercyfully and truly with my master tell me. And yf no tell me also: that I maye turne me to the right hande or to the left.
Laban and Bethuel approve it.
Genesis 24:50 Than answered Laban and Bathuel saynge: The thinge is proceded even out of the lorde we can not therfore saye vnto the ether good or bad: Genesis 24:51 Beholde Rebecca before thy face take her and goo and let her be thy masters sonnes wife euen as the LORde hath sayde. Genesis 24:52 And whe Abrahams servaunte herde their wordes he bowed him selfe vnto the LORde flatt vpon the erth. Genesis 24:53 And the servaunte toke forth iewells of syluer and iewelles of gold and rayment and gaue them to Rebecca: But vnto hir brother and to hir mother he gaue spyces. Genesis 24:54 And then they ate and dranke both he and the men that were with him and taried all nyghte and rose vp in the mornynge. And he sayde: let me departe vnto my master. Genesis 24:55 But hir brother and hir mother sayde: let the damsell abyde with vs a while ad it be but even .x. dayes and than goo thy wayes. Genesis 24:56 And he sayde vnto them hinder me not: for the lorde hath prospered my iourney. Sende me awaye yt I maye goo vnto my master. Genesis 24:57 And they sayde: let vs call the damsell and witt what she sayth to the matter.
Rebekah consenteth to go.
Genesis 24:58 And they called forth Rebecca ad sayde vnto her: wilt thou goo with this ma? And she sayde: Yee. Genesis 24:59 Than they broughte Rebecca their sister on the waye and her norse and Abrahas servaunte and the men that were wyth him. Genesis 24:60 And they blessed Rebecca and sayde vnto her: Thou art oure sister growe in to thousande thousandes and thy seed possesse ye gates of their emnies.
Genesis 24:61 And Rebecca arose and hir damsels and satt the vp apo the camels and went their waye after the man. And ye servaunte toke Rebecca and went his waye
Isaac meeteth her.
Genesis 24:62 And Isaac was a comige from the well of ye lyvynge and seynge for he dwelt in the south cotre Genesis 24:63 and was gone out to walke in his meditatios before ye eue tyde. And he lyfte vp his eyes and loked and beholde ye camels were cominge. Genesis 24:64 And Rebecca lyfte vp hir eyes and whe she sawe Isaac she lyghted of the camel Genesis 24:65 ad sayde vnto ye servaunte: what ma is this yt cometh agenst vs in the feld? And the servaute sayde: it is my master. And then she toke hir mantell ad put it aboute her. Genesis 24:66 And the servaute tolde Isaac all that he had done. Genesis 24:67 The Isaac broughte her in to his mother Saras tente ad toke Rebecca and she became his wife and he loved her: and so was Isaac coforted over his mother.