Genesis Chapter 24

Genesis 24

1And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

2And 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:

3And 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:

4But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

5And 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?

6And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

7The 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.

8And 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.

9And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

10And 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.

11And 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.

12And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

13Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

14And 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 shewed kindness unto my master.

15And 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.

16And 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.

17And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

18And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

19And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

20And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

21And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

22And 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;

23And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in?

24And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

25She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

26And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

27And 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.

28And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother’s house these things.

29And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

30And 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.

31And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32And 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.

33And 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.

34And he said, I am Abraham’s servant.

35And 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.

36And 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.

37And 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:

38But thou shalt go unto my father’s house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.

39And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

40And 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:

41Then 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.

42And 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:

43Behold, 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;

44And 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.

45And 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.

46And 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.

47And 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.

48And 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.

49And 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.

50Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

51Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master’s son’s wife, as the LORD hath spoken.

52And it came to pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

53And 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.

54And 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.

55And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

56And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

57And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

58And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

59And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men.

60And 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.

61And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

62And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.

63And 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.

64And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

65For 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.

66And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

67And 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.

20 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 24

  1. v 58 ” I will go”

    Thank you Jesus for all His favor and blessings upon His church the POFW
    Prayer is the first way of seeking his guidance.
    That we will continue to show the character of faith,hard working,generous, and to be quick to show kindness
    What a beautiful love story. Rebekah marrys a man she has never seen or met.
    We also have a beautiful love story.
    JesusChrist went to great lengths at Calvary , and sought us out. HE PAID THE PRICE for you and me.
    HE is the 2nd Adam We are the bride that came from HIS side ( water And the blood)
    We must be born again of water and the spirit and the church( His Bride) loves her groom whom she has never seen.
    We have been called and chosen, and like Rebekah said, ” I will go”

  2. I was curious as to why they never mentioned the servants name. I found that Abraham’s chief servant is more than likely Eliezer (Gen 15:2), and here he proves himself resourceful: with 10 camels, gifts, and a crew. Another curiosity is Abraham doesnt say the name of his hometown. But I’m guessing Ur of Chaldeans according to Gen 11:31. So, with the long distanct he had time to come up with a game plan: Attrack her with the camels symbolizing wealth (probably like a mazerati to us) Search for her on her grounds, the well where the ladies draw water by evening. But here’s the best part he didn’t leave it to chance, or the prettiest woman. No, Instead without hesitation he calls on the Lord. He knew from the conversation/oath with Abraham that their would have been an angel that would have gone ahead of him. Now, he needed God’s direction/choice.
    God Hears his prayer and honors his request, before he gets to finish. On the first try, with the first lady that comes to the well. God promises the same to us today, if we approach him in faith (Psalms 17:6)
    That direction would be to Rebekah, who offers to water Eliezer’s camels which is no small task. A camel can go for up to 17 days without water, and loose 25 percent of its weight by dehydration without suffering any effects. It can then regain that lost weight by drinking as much as 25 gallons of water. All this adds up to serious work for Rebekah, and displays her generousity, the selflessness and the inner beauty that Eliezer is looking for in a wife for Isaac. And God is looking for in his bride the church!

  3. v7 NIV The Lord, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, To your offspring I will give this land-he will send his angel before you…..
    Heb 1v14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
    Thank you , Lord, for angels sent before us.

  4. What would have happened if the servant did not do what Abraham told him to do? The servant would have been out from the anointing of Abraham. And Rebekeh, what would have happened if she did not go out that day to get water? Sometimes your blessing requires more than one person to be obedient. Both under the leadership and anointing of the leaders in thier lives.

  5. A SERVANTS HEART

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

    The servant is never identified by name only attitude and action. He obviously is not trying to make a name for himself, he understand his place in submission to authority. Great servants are not always great Leaders. However Great Leaders have always been Great Servants.

    This servant displayed: Submission, Obedience, Creativity, Authority, Influence and Communication without ever being identified or making a name for himself. He understood his SET place and operated well within the boundaries of his calling of serving Abraham.

    God help to find our place and operate in the boundaries of our service not making a name for ourselves but making your name great.

    In JESUS name

  6. 18And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

    19And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

    Rebekah is a beautiful example of what it means to wait upon the Lord. She was a servant to a stranger and recieved a blessing of honor for her willingness to serve.

  7. How would Rebekah acted different if she would have truly understood what she was doing that day. Would she have run to the well with the exhuberance of a young girl, or would she have come in a more “mature”manner. Had she known this was an audition to marry a prince, would she had cleaned the trough before pouring water for the camels. to drink. Woudl she have offered water to the men who were with the servant , and not just him and the camels.
    We never know what are actions are auditioning us for or what blessing, they might be opening the door for.

  8. This chapter speaks volumes. One verse says it all; “Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good”. We must grasp this mindset, we must show forth the same faith, and we will Be-Church. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  9. It was important to Abraham that Isaac have a wife from his home country, not from the Canaanites. He knew what her heritage would be and knew that she would have the qualities that was important to become the wife of his promised son. He did not want Isaac unequally yoked with someone who did not share the same values. Knowing Abraham we know that he prayed about Isaac’s wife and I’m sure it was direction from the Lord that caused his actions. Then the servant also prayed for the same direction, for God to lead him to the wife that he (God) had appointed for Isaac. Choosing a mate is so imortant. As parents we pray for the right spouse for our child. We don’t have the opportunity now to “arrange” that marriage, but we still serve the same God, who is able to direct the path of our children to a spouse that will truly be a gift from God.. Our guidance and direction to our children when they are at the “courting” age is so important. We cannot take it lightly, and it truly must be a matter of prayer when they become of age.

  10. what would a woman in todays world do in Rebekah’s situation? It was probably very hot, not to mention she had to make several trips to the trough to fill it with water…plus she had to draw the water up, which took muscle power…maybe it even took an hour or two to accomplish this job for a total stranger…

  11. What would happen to the church if we began to worship the Lord every time something was accomplished or completed for someone else intead of us? Could we give God the glory when it’s not about us?

  12. V.12 And he said O LORD GOD of my master Abraham, I PRAY thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. I love how the servant prayed first before he did anything, before he moved. Abraham’s servant was very specific. Matthew 7:7 says Ask, and it shall be given you: seek and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. This is exactly how it was for Abraham’s servant. Also not to leave out that Abraham’s servant worshipped the LORD, he BLESSED the LORD, I also believe that the servant also reminded God of his promises(covenant) that the LORD made with Abraham, only because Abraham’s name was mentioned when the servant prayed. What an Amazing GOD we serve!!!! Abraham thought his servants well, thank you Pastor for teaching us!!

  13. Rebekah illustrates the position the church needs to take: being found doing what we’ve been called to do, in our set place, fulfilling our duty, faithful when the Bridegroom shows up. Rebekah was just going along, doing her duties at the time when it was expected. She wasn’t lazy but out and about. She didn’t cop an attitude with Abraham’s servant but showed her true colors in an “out of season” opportunity. Had she not been faithfully in service at the proper time in the right place, showing herself as good wife material, she might never have been chosen and blessed and sent to fulfill the destiny we today know her as having.

  14. Incredible chapter of faith and trust in God!in both Rebekah’s and Isaac’s life there was full trust in the Lord that He was going to have the best for them. They did not even know and had never even seen each other and yet joined together in marriage. Rebekah’s words were , “I will go.” And that she did; in faith! We need not to question the things of God nor His direction in our lives. Yet just follow and believe in His will for our lives.

  15. If we believe and have faith and patience, God will answer our prayers and we will be blessed. He will lead us right where we need to go.

  16. 1And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

    As we can see in verse one, Abraham was still being blessed even in his old age. I want to live that type of life to where even in my older years God’s blessings are still upon me.

  17. The servant obeyed Abraham without question. Abraham made the servant promise not to take Isaac back, but to bring a wife to him. The obeyed and God blessed him by leading him to Rebekah.

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