GENESIS 24:34-67 ISAAC MEETS REBEKAH
34. So he said, ``I am Abraham's servant. 35. ``The LORD has greatly blessed my master, so that he has become rich; and He has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and maids, and camels and donkeys. 36. ``Now Sarah my master's wife bore a son to my master in her old age, and he has given him all that he has. 37. ``My master made me swear, saying, `You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live; 38. but you shall go to my father's house and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son.' 39. ``I said to my master, `Suppose the woman does not follow me.' 40. ``He said to me, `The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send His angel with you to make your journey successful, 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 come to my relatives; and if they do not give her to you, you will be free from my oath.' 42. ``So I came today to the spring, and said, `O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, if now You will make my journey on which I go successful; 43. behold, I am standing by the spring, and may it be that the maiden who comes out to draw, and to whom I say, ``Please let me drink a little water from your jar"; 44. and she will say to me, ``You drink, and I will draw for your camels also"; let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master's son.' 45. ``Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, and went down to the spring and drew, and I said to her, `Please let me drink.' 46. ``She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder, and said, `Drink, and I will water your camels also'; so I drank, and she watered the camels also. 47. ``Then I asked her, and said, `Whose daughter are you?' And she said, `The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him'; and I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her wrists. 48. ``And I bowed low and worshiped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had guided me in the right way to take the daughter of my master's kinsman for his son. 49. ``So now if you are going to deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, let me know, that I may turn to the right hand or the left." 50. Then Laban and Bethuel replied, ``The matter comes from the LORD; so we cannot speak to you bad or good. 51. ``Here is Rebekah before you, take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master's son, as the LORD has spoken." 52. When Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the ground before the LORD. 53. The servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother. 54. Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they arose in the morning, he said, ``Send me away to my master." 55. But her brother and her mother said, ``Let the girl stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go." 56. He said to them, ``Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master." 57. And they said, ``We will call the girl and consult her wishes." 58. Then they called Rebekah and said to her, ``Will you go with this man?" And she said, ``I will go." 59. Thus they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse with Abraham's servant and his men. 60. They blessed Rebekah and said to her, ``May you, our sister, Become thousands of ten thousands, And may your descendants possess The gate of those who hate them." 61. Then Rebekah arose with her maids, and they mounted the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed. 62. Now Isaac had come from going to Beer-lahai-roi; for he was living in the Negev. 63. Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming. 64. Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from the camel. 65. She said to the servant, ``Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?" And the servant said, ``He is my master." Then she took her veil and covered herself. 66. The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. 67. Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.