King James Version

Genesis 24:1-67

1And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.24.1 well…: Heb. gone into days 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.

7¶ 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. 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.

10¶ 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.24.10 for: or, and 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.24.11 that…: Heb. that women who draw water go forth 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.

15¶ 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. 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.24.16 very…: Heb. good of countenance 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;24.22 earring: or, jewel for the forehead 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.

29¶ And 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.

32¶ 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. 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.24.53 jewels: Heb. vessels

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.24.55 a few…: or, a full year, or ten months 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.

61¶ 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.

62And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; 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.24.63 to meditate: or, to pray 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.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 24:1-67

Isak Ware Rebeka

1Na Abraham anyin a ne mfe akɔ anim yiye. Awurade hyiraa no wɔ akwan ahorow nyinaa so. 2Da koro bi, Abraham ka kyerɛɛ ne somfo panyin a ɔhwɛ nʼagyapade nyinaa so no se, “Fa wo nsa ka me srɛ ase. 3Mepɛ sɛ woka Awurade a ɔyɛ ɔsoro ne asase Nyankopɔn ntam sɛ, worenware Kanaanfo a me ne wɔn te yi babea biara mma me babarima Isak. 4Na mmom, wobɛkɔ me man mu, mʼabusuafo nkyɛn, akɔware ɔbea abrɛ no.”

5Ɔsomfo no bisaa Abraham se, “Me wura, na sɛ ɛba sɛ ɔbea no ampene so sɛ ɔne me bɛba ɔman yi mu a, na mereyɛ no dɛn? Memfa wo babarima no nkɔ wo man no mu ana?”

6Abraham kae se, “Hwɛ yiye na woamfa me babarima no ankɔ hɔ da. 7Awurade, ɔsoro Nyankopɔn a ɔde me fi mʼagya fi ne mʼasase so baa ha na ɔkaa ntam hyɛɛ me bɔ se, ‘Mede saa asase yi bɛma wʼasefo no,’ ɔno ara na ɔbɛsoma ne bɔfo adi wʼanim akɔ, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wubenya ɔyere afi hɔ ama me babarima no. 8Sɛ ɛba sɛ, ɔbea no ampene sɛ ɔne wo bɛba a, wo ntam a wokae no nkyekyere wo. Ɛnsɛ sɛ wode me babarima no kɔ hɔ.” 9Enti, ɔsomfo no de ne nsa kaa ne wura Abraham srɛ ase, kaa saa asɛm yi ho ntam.

10Na, ɔsomfo no faa ne wura yoma no mu du kɔe. Ɔrebɛkɔ no, ogyee ne wura Abraham nkyɛn nnepa ahorow bebree kaa ho. Ɔde nʼani kyerɛɛ Mesopotamia, koduu Nahor kurow mu. 11Oduu Nahor kurotia no, ɔmaa yoma no butubutuw abura bi a ɛwɔ hɔ no ho. Na onwini adwo a ɛyɛ bere a mmea bɛtow nsu wɔ abura no mu.

12Na ɔsomfo no bɔɔ mpae se, “Awurade, me wura Abraham Nyankopɔn, hu me wura Abraham mmɔbɔ, na boa me, na mʼakwantu yi nsi yiye. 13Hwɛ, migyina abura yi so, na kurow yi mu mmabaa rebɛtow nsu. 14Ma ɛmmra mu sɛ, ababaa biara a mɛka akyerɛ no se, ‘Mesrɛ wo, soɛ na ma me wo sukuruwa no mu nsu no bi nnom no,’ sɛ ɔka se, ‘Nom bi, na mɛma wo yoma no nso bi anom’ a, ɔnyɛ ababaa a woapaw no ama wʼakoa Isak. Ɛnam eyi so bɛma mahu sɛ, woahu me wura mmɔbɔ.”

15Ogu so rebɔ mpae no na Rebeka bae a ne sukuruwa si ne bati so. Saa Rebeka no yɛ Betuel ba. Betuel no nso yɛ Abraham nuabarima Nahor ne ne yere Milka babarima. 16Na Rebeka no yɛ ɔbabun a ne ho yɛ fɛ yiye. Na ɔbarima biara mfaa ne ho nkaa no da. Osian kɔɔ abura no so, kɔhyɛɛ ne sukuruwa no nsu ma, san bae.

17Ɔsomfo no de ahoɔhare kohyiaa Rebeka, ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Mesrɛ wo, hwie wo sukuruwa no mu nsu no kakra ma mennom.”

18Ntɛm ara, ɔsoɛɛ ne sukuruwa no kae se, “Me wura, gye bi nom.”

19Rebeka maa ɔsomfo no nsu no bi nom wiee no, ɔkae se, “Mɛsan akɔsaw nsu no bi abrɛ wo yoma no nyinaa nso anom.” 20Enti Rebeka de ahoɔhare hwiee ne nsu no guu anomee bi mu, san kɔsaw nsu a ɛbɛso yoma no nyinaa nom de bae. 21Ɔsomfo no hwɛɛ Rebeka komm, karii no pɛɛ sɛ ohu sɛ Awurade ama nʼakwantu no asi no yiye ana.

22Yoma no nom nsu no wiee no, ɔsomfo no yii sikakɔkɔɔ hwenemkaa a emu duru kari gram asia ne nkapo abien a ɛno nso mu duru yɛ gram ɔha dunan. 23Na obisae se, “Hena ba ne wo? Mesrɛ wo, yebenya nnabea wɔ wʼagya fi ama ade akye ana?”

24Rebeka buaa no se, “Betuel babea ne me. Me nananom ne Milka ne Nahor.” 25Ɔka kaa ho se, “Yɛwɔ sare ne mmoa aduan bebree ne baabi a mo nso mobɛda.”

26Na ɔsomfo no buu nkotodwe, sɔree Awurade Nyankopɔn se, 27“Nhyira nka Awurade, me wura Abraham Nyankopɔn, sɛ onnyaee nokwaredi ne ayamye a ɔyɛ ma me wura no. Me de, Awurade adi mʼanim wɔ mʼakwantu yi mu, de me abedu me wura abusuafo fi.”

28Rebeka tuu mmirika kɔkaa nsɛm a asisi no nyinaa kyerɛɛ ne na fifo. 29Na Rebeka wɔ nuabarima bi a ne din de Laban. Laban tee asɛm no, ɔde ahoɔhare kɔɔ ɔbarima no nkyɛn wɔ abura no so. 30Laban huu hwenemkaa no ne nkapo a egu ne nuabea no nsa no, na ɔtee asɛm a ɔbarima no ka kyerɛɛ Rebeka no, ɔkɔɔ ɔbarima no nkyɛn kohuu sɛ ogyina yoma no ho wɔ asubura no so. 31Laban ka kyerɛɛ ɔsomfo no se, “Bra, wo a Awurade ahyira wo.” Obisaa ɔsomfo no se, “Adɛn nti na wugyina kurotia ha? Masiesie wo nnabea ne baabi a yoma no nso bɛda.”

32Enti ɔsomfo no kɔɔ fie hɔ maa Laban yiyii nneɛma a ɛwɔ yoma no so no. Wɔmaa yoma no sare ne aduan, afei Laban maa ɔsomfo no ne nnipa a wɔka ne ho no nsu de hohoroo wɔn anan ho. 33Eyi akyi no, ɔtoo wɔn pon. Nanso ɔsomfo no kae se, “Merempɛ sɛ medidi, gye sɛ mabɔ mʼamanneɛ.”

Laban kae se, “Bɔ wʼamanneɛ ɛ.”

34Enti ɔsomfo no bɔɔ nʼamanneɛ se, “Meyɛ Abraham somfo. 35Awurade ahyira me wura bebree, ama wayɛ ɔdefo. Wama no nguan ne anantwi, dwetɛ ne sikakɔkɔɔ, nkoa ne mfenaa ne yoma ne mfurum. 36Bio, me wura yere Sara awo ɔbabarima ama no wɔ ne mmerewabere mu; Awurade na ɔde nea ɔwɔ nyinaa ama no. 37Me wura ma mekaa ntam se, ‘Worenware Kanaanfo a me ne wɔn te yi babea biara mma me babarima Isak. 38Na mmom, wobɛkɔ me man mu, mʼabusuafo nkyɛn, akɔware ɔbea wɔ hɔ abrɛ me babarima Isak.’

39“Na mibisaa me wura se, ‘Na sɛ ɛba sɛ, ɔbea no ampene so sɛ ɔne me bɛba ɔman yi mu a, na mereyɛ no dɛn?’

40“Me wura Abraham buae se, ‘Awurade a manantew nʼanim no bɛsoma ne bɔfo, adi wʼanim, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a, wʼakwantu no besi yiye, na woanya ɔyere ama me babarima afi mʼabusua mu a ɛyɛ mʼagya fi no mu. 41Afei, sɛ ɛba sɛ, woba mʼabusua mu, na sɛ wɔamfa ɔbea no amma wo a, wo ntam a wokae no renkyekyere wo.’

42“Mebaa asubura no so nnɛ no, mesrɛe sɛ, ‘Awurade, me wura Abraham Nyankopɔn, sɛ ɛyɛ wo pɛ a, ma akwantu yi nsi me yiye! 43Hwɛ, migyina abura yi so. Sɛ ababaa bi bɛtow nsu wɔ ha, na meka kyerɛ no se, “Mesrɛ wo, soɛ na ma me wo sukuruwa no mu nsu no kakra nnom” no, 44na sɛ ɔka se, “Nom bi, na mɛma wo yoma no nso bi anom” a, ɔnyɛ ababaa a Awurade apaw no ama me wura Abraham babarima Isak no.’

45“Ansa na mewie me koma mu mpaebɔ no, Rebeka puee a sukuruwa si ne bati so. Rebeka kɔɔ abura no so, kɔtow nsu, na meka kyerɛɛ no se, ‘Mesrɛ wo, ma me nsu no bi nnom.’

46“Ntɛm ara, ɔsoɛɛ ne sukuruwa no kae se, ‘Me wura, gye bi nom na mɛsan asaw nsu no bi abrɛ wo yoma no nyinaa nso anom.’ Enti menom nsu no bi, na ɔmaa yoma no nyinaa nso bi nomee.

47“Mibisaa no se, ‘Hena ba ne wo?’

“Rebeka buae se, ‘Betuel ba ne me. Me nenanom ne Milka ne Nahor.’

“Ɛhɔ ara na mede hwenemkaa no hyɛɛ ne hwenem, na mede nkapo no nso guu ne nsa. 48Afei, mebɔɔ me mu ase sɔree Awurade. Mekamfoo Awurade a ɔyɛ me wura, Abraham Nyankopɔn, a wadi mʼanim de me afa ɔkwan pa so, ama manya me wura nuabarima nena aware ama ne babarima no. 49Afei, sɛ wobɛyɛ me wura adɔe adi no nokware a, ka kyerɛ me. Sɛ ɛnte saa nso a, ka kyerɛ me, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a, mehu ɔkwan ko a mɛfa so.”

50Laban ne Betuel buae se, “Saa asɛm yi fi Awurade nti, yenni ho asɛm biara. 51Rebeka ni. Momfa no nkɔ, na ɔnkɔware mo wura no babarima no, sɛnea Awurade ahyɛ no.”

52Bere a Abraham somfo no tee nea wɔkae no, obuu nkotodwe wɔ Awurade anim. 53Na ɔsomfo no yii sikakɔkɔɔ ne dwetɛ nnwinne ne ntade maa Rebeka. Ɔsan de nneɛma a ɛsom bo yiye yɛɛ Rebeka nuabarima ne ne na ayɛ. 54Afei, ɔsomfo no ne nnipa a wɔka ne ho no didi nomee, na wɔda maa ade kyee.

Ade kyee anɔpa a wɔsɔree no, ɔsomfo no kae se, “Munnya me kwan, na mensan nkɔ me wura nkyɛn.”

55Nanso Rebeka nuabarima no ne ne na buaa ɔsomfo no se, “Ma ababaa no ntena yɛn nkyɛn bɛyɛ sɛ nnafua du bi, na ɛno akyi, wode no akɔ.”

56Akoa no buaa wɔn se, “Awurade ahyira mʼakwantu yi so ama me yi de, mesrɛ mo, monnnye me nnka ha. Munnya me kwan, na mensan nkɔ me wura nkyɛn.”

57Afei, wosii gyinae sɛ, “Momma yɛmfrɛ ababaa no, na yemmisa nʼadwene.” 58Enti wɔfrɛɛ Rebeka bisaa no se, “Wopɛ sɛ wo ne saa ɔbarima yi kɔ ana?”

Rebeka buae se, “Yiw, mɛkɔ!”

59Enti wogyaa Rebeka ne ɔbea a ogyigyee no ne mmofraase no ne Abraham somfo no ne ne nkurɔfo kwan. 60Wohyiraa Rebeka se,

“Onuabea, Awurade nka wo ho,

na wʼase nnɔ mpempem!

Awurade mma wʼasefo no

nni wɔn atamfo nyinaa so nkonim.”

61Na Rebeka ne ne mmaawa siesiee wɔn ho, tenatenaa wɔn yoma so ne Abraham somfo no kɔe. Eyi ne ɔkwan a Abraham somfo no faa so de Rebeka kɔe.

62Saa bere no na Isak a na anka ɔte Negeb no fi hɔ abɛtena Beer-Lahai-Roi. 63Da koro anwummere bi a Isak kotuu mpase wɔ sare so refa adwene no, ɔtoo nʼani huu sɛ yoma sa so reba. 64Rebeka nso too nʼani, na ohuu Isak. Rebeka si fii ne yoma no so, 65bisaa Abraham somfo no se, “Ɔbarima bɛn na ɔnam sare yi so rebehyia yɛn yi?”

Ɔsomfo no buae se, “Ɔyɛ me wura babarima.” Enti Rebeka yii ne nkataanim de kataa nʼanim.

66Abraham somfo no bɔɔ Isak nsɛm a asisi no nyinaa ho amanneɛ. 67Isak de Rebeka kɔɔ ne na Sara ntamadan mu. Na ɔwaree no ma ɔbɛyɛɛ ne yere. Na ɔdɔ no yiye. Eyi maa Isak werɛ kyekyee wɔ ne na Sara wu akyi.