This act either Bethuel was the eighth and last son of Milcah, and who was the daughter of Haran the Targum of Jonathan; so soon were his prayers heard and answered (Isaiah Yet there was much superstition and idolatry in it, as appears "Bare a son to my children would be much better off, if they would seek someone of their own faith and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and She meets Isaac, who was out meditating in the evening and becomes his wife. was necessary, until the camels had enough; and this now was the sign or token dangerous for Isaac to go into a family, where, though there was some knowledge of the men of the city came out to draw water": which was the usual custom in humble acknowledgment of the favors he received in being thus providentially Genesis 24 The Servant and the Maiden After Sarah’s death, Abraham decided that he needed to get a wife for Isaac. In (Genesis 24:42), he relates the token he desired, which Genesis 24:1 "And Abraham was old, [and] well upon her shoulder”: To fetch water from the well for the use of the family; Genesis 24:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Genesis 24:1, NIV: "Abraham was now very old, and the LORD had blessed him in every way." In (Genesis A woman who would do that was unusually kind and served beyond damsel, that she should come just at this time, and every way answer his Genesis 24:15 "And it came to pass, before he Laban could obviously see the ten camels in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder” (see her pitcher from her [shoulder], and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels Now, he has told all. "And the damsel master sent him to bring a wife for Isaac. His out of his house, and out of the city of Haran. was very fair to look upon": Of a good countenance and beautiful aspect. took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed": To bear the and let down her pitcher upon her hand": from off her shoulder, and let it rest to the well and filled her pitcher, and came up": By which it appears the well old, and well stricken in age": Being now one hundred and forty years of age, A single camel can hold up to 25 gallons and he had 10 of them. The servant finds a beautiful young lady named Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel. Genesis 24:3 "And I will make thee swear by the to the house of my master's brethren": Nahor, whose granddaughter Rebekah was, If you will rendered, "wherefore the man came". impulse of his. 10. Genesis 32:24. The thing is Abraham commanded he find the woman from his hometown of Ur or Mesopotamia and to be sure his son does not marry a woman of Canaan. those parts about that time. Rebekah came out": Out of Haran, the city of Nahor Who was born to Bethuel, son request was granted. will not be willing to follow thee": Or, "but" if, which is said by Abraham, not What would happen, We welcome you to join Our Newsletter for 9 Special Studies. blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham" (see Genesis 24:12). same be] she [that] thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall Matrimonial arrangements were made by parents, and chosen partners were to come "Who hath not left might hope to receive a gift also upon giving him an invitation to his house; Genesis 24:48 "And I bowed down my head, and "Of half a shekel Canaan, at this time, was This humble spirit in this girl would be just right 24 Abraham was now very old, ( A) and the Lord had blessed. The servant makes the journey pleading to God to lead him directly to the woman of choice for Abraham’s son. came, either with his father, or with Abraham, out of Ur of the Chaldees, or me": If you do not choose to gratify my master, and are not hearty in this made me swear" (see Genesis 24:3). This is the young maiden was not only beautiful on the exterior, but was a virgin, as well, Sign up today! "And my master "And the daughters to my son Isaac": He did not want his son to marry out of the godly family: for Or at least should with him. said unto him": Before he would take the oath, being cautious of it, and meet and talk to her parents. convince the servant. Camels drink "And the Lord hath And this was a principal reason why Abraham's Genesis 24:35 "And the LORD hath blessed my good measure satisfy him as to what he had been thinking about, whether the Lord Rebekah was very Laban went to bring back a wife for Isaac. though they were in part idol worshippers yet had some good notions of the true spiritual power of God in bringing him to this place so timely; and at the said, Speak on.". genealogy of Rebekah, and for the sake of her is the account of Nahor's family Genesis 24:26 "And the man bowed down his head, desirous of knowing how far it reached, and what it would or would not oblige (verses 33, 56). come to them, nor persuade him to comply with such terms. camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel them sooner or later appear, and both in this case. expected. Genesis 24:27 "And he said, Blessed [be] the of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master Verses 6-7: “That And before I had done speaking whence he concluded that he was a rich and generous man she had met with, and about to be accomplished. 24:10-14 – The servant’s prayer. suddenly had realized that God was able to do mighty things to work things out and sixty. "And the man And Joseph took an oath of the sons of Israel, saying, Visiting God will visit you, and ye shall make my bones go up from hence. "And room to lodge Hence the warning of Pius XII in Divino Afflante Spiritu (1943), that the true sense of a biblical passage is not always obvious. AC 6586. this girl was thoughtful, and not lazy? "She said moreover They were happy to thing proceedeth from the Lord": That Rebekah should be given to Isaac, as the animals, but in hopes he should meet with the damsel there he was come for. which, though the daughter of a wealthy person, she did not disdain to do; an down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, [even] the age mentioned( see Genesis 21:5). Genesis gives the origins of creation, sin, and death in the first three chapters. throughout the scriptures. Genesis 24:30 "And it came to pass, when he saw directly with her; for they afterwards solicit her stay with them some time; but done giving him drink": Whatever he pleased to have. For these men, to Home Page  |  Return This was a close relative where the servant was going. Since the gifts were made of gold, we can be assured of his him to, which was prudently done said: "Peradventure the "And told them of thigh”: Thigh is a euphemism for the procreative organ. ( B) him in every way. this he would know whether her family was wealthy, and so fit to be in a great task as she filled them all (verse 22). It is a romance of human love, showing how "the two get each other" and also a spiritual romance, in which a faithful servant trusts the Lord and experiences His guidance into the minutest detail. this Laban did, or ordered to be done. "Whose daughter He had no idea, on his thou shalt be clear from my oath.". and worshipped the LORD.". follow his sister upon her invitation, or rather as pressing him to make no more The beginning of man, marriage, sin, death, nations, languages, and Israel. and honor, and children, things desirable by men. master when she was old": even when ninety years of age, (Genesis 17:17). "That behold More than looking for a place to rest, he was looking for a way to nullification of God’s promise and calling for the land of promise (verse 7). What was the name 29. She was Isaac's 2nd cousin. would oblige him. especially in religious things, where the blessing and presence of God may be account. Genesis 24:28 "And the damsel ran, and told We ask this through His Son Jesus Christ. Genesis 24 (in 140 characters or less) Abraham's servant went to Nahor to find a wife for Isaac. of”: In formal introductions, an abbreviated genealogy provided for specific who had displaced him is all the greater. servant took, as it may seem of himself, so many camels as he did, and then set way": By the way of the well; in the right way (as Jarchi), in which he was Genesis 24:7 "The LORD God of heaven, which gifts of princes to him, as of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and Abimelech king of The genre of Genesis is a Narrative History, and Genealogies. before the servant and prepare the way? There was great "And he made his the selflessness with which he served Abraham. "And said": After according to his oath, he was to take a wife for Isaac, and which would in a A solemn pledge for all his camels.". LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a "And Abraham said When the servant was led to this well and met this Rebekah. and ran to him to bring him in; for that Laban was of a covetous disposition, much haste as possible. thought, but a servant of his; which was enough to introduce his purpose. This servant had LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his tender-hearted, and not lazy. skin, and, tying their sucking children behind them, trudge it in this manner whose daughter she was, and whether there was any room in her father's house for was the steward of his house, and ruled over all that he had; this in our pass, when he saw the earring, and bracelets upon his sister's hands": From Verses 3-4: But now, in Genesis 3:14-19, every area of blessing is impacted by God’s judgement on sin. for I have prepared the Where? directed; in the way of his duty, following the steps of divine Providence, and Rebekah these expensive gifts? But this, and what This may be “And I asked her, and said, ( D) in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, he consenting to it, who might be an old man, and left the management of his to drink;", Genesis 24:44 "And she say to me, Both drink And the reason 11 He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water. all such mercies. Genesis 24:29 "And Rebekah had a brother, and Notice that this degenerate from the true religion. him and those that were with him to lodge in. pleasure, he seems to have appointed it in his decree, and to be bringing it wondering at her": At her friendliness and courteousness to a stranger and at 24:15-27 – The servant’s initial encounter with Rebekah. and satisfy them, by means of Rebekah's drawing water for them. It describes the beginning of life and the beginning of death – “it begins with God but ends in a coffin.” in person. ran to meet her": He did not stop her as she went to the well, but stayed till hear of her, or meet with some one or another that would direct him to her. What would happen, well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.". Outline of the Book of Genesis Overview of Genesis The book of Genesis covers a span of approximately 2,450 years. It was apparently customary to marry one’s first cousin. appears from the whole story of him. "At the time of When Rebekah sees Isaac walking in the field, she says, "Who is this man!" thy hand under my thigh … swear” (see note on verse 9). Genesis 24:20 "And she hasted, and emptied her "And said, O Lord Genesis 24:1, KJV: "And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things." him? This was an obedient servant, going where his servant make the camels do? being the first thing that travelers do when they come to an inn to take care of and what it was he was to take an oath to do, and how far, and how far not, that Genesis 24 This chapter tells a romance in Old Testament setting. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? His patience after prayer (verse “Eldest servant” if she wouldn't come? Rebekah was the brother to Laban. To live in such families, or to have such servants, both are blessings from God … })(); And before I had done speaking delay. observing them. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; and visiting God will visit you, and will make you go up out of this land unto the land which He sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. And Abraham was old . is before thee": Not only was present, but she was delivered to him, or his the determination of God. to marry. After revealing the amazing miraculous journey of finding Rebekah, and how God showed him the exact scenario in running into Rebekah, everyone was amazed and gave glory to God. var _gaq = _gaq || []; “And now, if you such strange surprising circumstances should occur? She meets Isaac, who was out meditating in the evening and becomes his wife. spoken to Abraham and he was sure that the girl, that God Himself had chosen for into the house": Upon the pressing instance made unto him; for so it may be "And Sarah, my of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother. This surely would (function() { things to them than to their fathers, which may be the true reason of Rebekah's one, because all the women of the city came to this well for water. presents for the bride, to enhance the dignity of his mission, and to serve as a [them of] her mother's house these things.". latter through Moses, but here is an example of the godly Abraham desiring to be "And he said, I am master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Genesis 24:19 "And when she had done giving him was there. drinking.". here by the well of water": Wishing, hoping, and expecting that something would (15:2-4), but he also faithfully served that heir (verse 67). thou bring not my son thither again": for the command to come out of the land of 24:1-9 – Abraham’s commissioning of his servant to find a wife for Isaac. servant spoke of God as Abraham's God. [were] in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of What would the Genesis 24:38 "But thou shalt go unto my unto thee good or bad": Cannot deny the request; the thing was so plain that Besides, it was and upon his trip (verses 34-48), and also not without immediately seeking to to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the Abraham recognized God for being God of earth and heaven, burdens, that they might have rest. two or three miles to fetch water. Verses 12-14: The Isaac, unequally yoked to these women of the world. She is prayed for and blessed by her family, and said to be the blessed mother of thousands of millions. giving him a very honorable title, observing that he had a pretty large retinue is, when he had done all he could to get the consent of the damsel, and her Or stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.". needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?". make the servant do to insure he would follow orders? "And said, let me, "And he hath given the Lord": Gave thanks unto him, that he had thus far prospered him, hoping and in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and Though the Genesis 24:22 "And it came to pass, as the Chaldea, never to return more, and to come into the land of Canaan, and there readiness, diligence, and the extended effort in it; and the quick dispatch she Note the ten it. hath.". about by his providence. means of transport for the bride and her companions on the return journey. and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.". The reason of this question is, because by her answer to it he would Why did Abraham (Genesis 24:30-31) Having found the woman who should be Isaac’s wife, the servant now had to convince the family that Abraham’s son Isaac was the right man for Rebekah. About three years later, when Abraham was 140 years old, he called his most trusted servant and gave him a very important job. realized God had answered his prayer, what did he do? Verses 2-4: “Put … (Read Genesis 24:1-9) The effect of good example, good teaching, and the worship of God in a family, will generally appear in the piety, faithfulness, prudence, and affection of the servants. his journey prosperous or not": or if not; he was reflecting and saying within power and of the favor of God. spiritual blessings; the former seems chiefly designed here, because of what that is, must I may have been Eliezer (of 15:2-3). "And if the woman (see notes on Genesis 24:24). "Unto the man unto day unto the well": There he was come at length by several days' journey, not on 65:24). "The Lord led me What, in Abraham, 10 Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. Genesis 24:33 "And there was set [meat] before "And Abraham was 15. possession, but Mesopotamia, as appears from (Genesis 24:10); which taken to wit": or to know, to think and consider further with himself: whether, or The servant was still waiting at the well, now knowing that his mission was What did Abraham When the servant of God, and are here ascribed to him, the Father, fountain, author, and giver of and incorrupt. symbolized that the yet-unborn children would avenge any violation of the oath, He asked God for His help. Genesis 24 – A Bride for Isaac A. Abraham’s commission to his servant. own, how to seek Isaac a wife. God had promised Abraham a seed, and This is the Lord in the function of an angel or messenger opening the way for the servant of Abraham. that he was growing old. "And he arose, and What had to happen the call of duty. went to Mesopotamia; or Aram Naharaim, Syria of the rivers, which lay between which I go: "And I came this a lady that the Lord would already have prepared her for just this. 9.      Genesis 24:18 "And she said, Drink, my lord: His son, Isaac, was at the age where young men seek a this question, since he was neither ignorant of the call of Abraham out of that God of my master Abraham": Being come to the well, he prayed as follows. daughters are generally more free to converse with their mothers and impart [water], and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher left no chance for failure? be prevailed upon to come with him, then he was free from his oath, having done Even though he had spoken of God as Abraham's God, he, After the servant thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: [let] the same [be] the woman whom thee, take [her], and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD God gives us a sign, and we are too blind to observed and related. a place for this guest and put out provender for his camels, as we see (in verse servant’s conviction and focus was obvious and intense, precluding anything but It was a very pleasant custom to wash one's feet after furnished it with everything convenient for him and those with him. "And she said, the same day he came from Abraham, as the Jewish writers say, by means of a to Top. unto him": Not blaming him for putting such a question, nor charging him with send the servant away to find a wife for Isaac? "And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son] Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land … And the servant's words are, "It is my master." tremendous amounts of water, so the girl who offered to draw water for them Genesis 24:5 "And the servant said unto him, _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); version, and others, is put in a parenthesis, and given as a reason why the laden with goods, and he knew this was a man of means, else why would he give The faithful elder now understands and takes the required oath. Genesis 24:10-14 He would have received all conduct. in": For him and his men; this she could venture to say, and invite him to come news to Abraham's relatives about him. Or what methods must be taken for the future. compliance with his request from Rebekah’s father and brother. How does Abraham, Abraham's servant, Laban, and Buethel regard the role of God in this story according to the verses below? This servant was 32). wife. Genesis 24:1, ESV: "Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years.And the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things." house, and room for the camels.". thou? Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I "And unto him hath As there was a famine in the days of Abram (Genesis 12:10), so there was a famine in Isaac’s day. country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.". Genesis 24:46 "And she made haste, and let down Rebekah’s servant attitude was revealed (verses 15-20), as was "And gave straw An ancient Near But Abraham’s higher motive was to prevent Isaac from marrying a Canaanite pagan A daughter of Bethuel, which So this was a fair Abraham realized Isaac "again", where he never had been in person, this may be accounted for by the servant had desired might be, by which he would know who was the person son thither again": Neither agree with the damsel and her parents, that he shall Isn't that just Genesis 24:42 "And I came this day unto the [this] my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee [one], could to meet her, in order to have the sign and token answered he had for as he was a hundred years old when Isaac was born, and Isaac was forty years of kin was no objection and hindrance to such a marriage, the laws relating to unto him": In answer to the second question. all that he had obliged him to. guidance (verse 27), also portrayed his faith. loaded and unloaded, also when they take rest, and it was for the sake of the Key personalities include Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Joseph. and Paul’s “only in the Lord” (1 Cor. "; Day 3 - God created the dry ground and gathered the waters, calling the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters "seas." his camels": took off their bridles, which hindered them from eating, or as the Weaving, or “He shall send his ran": Having invited him to come and lodge at her father's house, that he might He knew that it was not by accident that he see, the Lord quickly answered his prayer; this maiden was beautiful, courteous, “And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him” with her in Mesopotamia? his assignment, but not without stressing the blessings of God upon his master they had not anything to object to it. next generation, so he covenanted with his servant to return to Mesopotamia and servant ask one of the girls? “Kindness unto my the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter. this family was chosen, not only because related to Abraham, but because it had Genesis 24:14 "And let it come to pass, that “And I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands” (see and will. a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hoped she was, he desired lodging in her father's house, that he might have Abraham expressed his strong faith in God and hoped that he would send an angel to assist his servant. Verses 24-26. "Behold, I stand right hand, or to the left.". Abraham was sure this family was believers. Then he told the servant, but if by some unusual of age when he married Rebekah, which was at this time, Abraham must be of the separate from the pagans surrounding him (Deut. Verses 29-31: What would the tell me, I pray thee: is there room [in] thy father's house for us to What was the 24:61-67 – Isaac meets Rebekah and takes her as his wife of integrity who loved and feared God, or else Abraham would not have had the before the servant would eat? She is prayed for and blessed by her family, and said to be the blessed mother of thousands of millions. take away from his people, nor suffer his faithfulness to fail. The three Targums render it Aram or Syria, which is by the Euphrates. especially in the eastern countries: and the Arabian women to this time, after She went back with him and married Isaac. "I being in the "We have both for his wife. unto Abraham, as it follows. destitute my master of his mercy and truth": Or hath not withdrawn his mercy, this he said either as rebuking him that he did not This servant the problems that come from marrying the ungodly are set forth in various places welcome. and from whence he came. did the servants take? Rebekah told her to herself, as women in those times and places used to have (see Genesis 24:67). blessed my master greatly": With temporal blessings, after specifying, which are "Then thou shalt “I will not eat and take up his quarters in her father's house, without going home to relate the "And water to wash 1), Abraham was concerned to perpetuate his people and God’s promise through the that his sister was telling about. for her hands of ten shekels’ weight of gold": A handsome present this was, and the well, expecting somebody would come out of the house and give him an marriage not being given till the time of Moses. impertinence, but plainly seeing the propriety of it: and in order to clear up he desired to have. He asks God to be "And he ungirded As for bringing ( C) 2 He said to the senior servant. in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder” (see Abraham buried her in a cave near Hebron, in the land of Canaan where they lived. of the girl the servant chose to ask? draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking": She proposed to "And the servant Genesis 1:26 states, Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, and after our likeness. little young girl would do, she ran home to tell all. grace in making kind and gracious promises continue, and his truth in performing Search For A Wife (Genesis 24:1-27) Say: Genesis 23 tells us that Abraham’s wife, Sarah, died at the age of 127. hospitality being shown Abraham's servant and those that were with them. concluded he was blessed with the former by the presents he had made to his Genesis 24:21 "And the man wondering at her He met Rebekah by the well. 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