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Gẹnẹsisi 24:1-67

Isaaki àti Rebeka

1Abrahamu sì ti di arúgbó ní àkókò yìí, Olúwa sì ti bùkún fún un ni gbogbo ọ̀nà, 2Abrahamu wí fún olórí àwọn ìránṣẹ́ ilẹ̀ rẹ̀, tí ó jẹ́ alábojútó ohun gbogbo tí ó ní pé, “Fi ọwọ́ rẹ sí abẹ́ itan mi. 3Èmi yóò mú ọ búra lórúkọ Olúwa Ọlọ́run ọ̀run àti ayé, pé, ìwọ kì yóò fẹ́ aya fún ọmọ mi nínú àwọn ọmọbìnrin ará Kenaani, láàrín àwọn ẹni tí èmi ń gbé. 4Ṣùgbọ́n, ìwọ yóò lọ sí orílẹ̀-èdè mi, láàrín àwọn ará mi láti fẹ́ aya fún Isaaki, ọmọ mi.”

5Ìránṣẹ́ náà bi í wí pé, “Ǹjẹ́ bí ọmọbìnrin náà bá kọ̀ láti bá mi wá sí ilẹ̀ yìí ńkọ́? Ǹjẹ́ mo lè mú ọmọ rẹ padà lọ sí orílẹ̀-èdè níbi tí ìwọ ti wá?”

6Abrahamu sì wí fún un pé, “Rí i dájú pé ìwọ kò mú ọmọ mi padà lọ sí ibẹ̀.” 7Olúwa, Ọlọ́run ọ̀run tí ó mú mi jáde láti ilẹ̀ baba mi àti ní ilẹ̀ tí a bí mi, tí ó bá mi sọ̀rọ̀ tí ó sì búra fún mi pé, ‘Irú-ọmọ rẹ ni n ó fi ilẹ̀ yìí fún,’ yóò rán angẹli rẹ̀ ṣáájú rẹ, kí ìwọ kí ó lè rí aya fẹ́ wá fún ọmọ mi láti ibẹ̀. 8Bí obìnrin náà kò bá fẹ́ tẹ̀lé ọ wá, nígbà náà ni a tú ọ sílẹ̀ kúrò nínú ìbúra yìí, ṣùgbọ́n pàtàkì ni pé ìwọ kò gbọdọ̀ mú ọmọ mi padà lọ sí ibẹ̀.” 9Ìránṣẹ́ náà sì fi ọwọ́ rẹ̀ sí abẹ́ itan Abrahamu olúwa rẹ̀, ó sì búra fún nítorí ọ̀rọ̀ náà.

10Ìránṣẹ́ náà sì mú ìbákasẹ mẹ́wàá, pẹ̀lú onírúurú ohun dáradára láti ọ̀dọ̀ olúwa rẹ̀, ó sì dìde ó sì lọ sí Aramu-Naharaimu, sí ìlú Nahori, 11Ó sì mú àwọn ìbákasẹ náà kúnlẹ̀ nítòsí kànga lẹ́yìn ìlú, ó ti ń di ọwọ́ ìrọ̀lẹ́ ní àkókò tí àwọn obìnrin máa ń lọ pọn omi.

12Ó sì gbàdúrà wí pé, “Olúwa, Ọlọ́run Abrahamu olúwa à mi; jẹ́ kí n ṣe àṣeyọrí lónìí, sì fi àánú hàn fún Abrahamu olúwa mi. 13Kíyèsi i, mo dúró ní ẹ̀bá kànga omi yìí, àwọn ọmọbìnrin ìlú yìí sì ń jáde wá pọn omi. 14Jẹ́ kí ó ṣe pé nígbà tí mo bá wí fún ọ̀kan nínú àwọn ọmọbìnrin pe, ‘Jọ̀wọ́ sọ ládugbó rẹ kalẹ̀, kí n le mu omi,’ tí ó bá sì wí pé, ‘mu ún, èmi ó sì fún àwọn ìbákasẹ rẹ náà mu pẹ̀lú,’ jẹ́ kí ó ṣe èyí tí o yàn fún ìránṣẹ́ rẹ Isaaki. Nípa èyí ni n ó fi mọ̀ pé o ti fi àánú hàn fún olúwa mi.”

15Kí o tó di pé, ó parí àdúrà, Rebeka dé pẹ̀lú ìkòkò omi rẹ̀ ní èjìká rẹ̀. Ọmọ Betueli ni. Betueli yìí ni Milka bí fún Nahori arákùnrin Abrahamu. 16Ọmọbìnrin náà rẹwà, wúńdíá ni, kò sì tí ì mọ ọkùnrin, ó lọ sí ibi ìsun omi náà, ó sì pọn omi sínú ìkòkò omi, ó sì gbé e, ó ń gòkè bọ̀ kúrò níbi omi.

17Ìránṣẹ́ náà súré lọ pàdé rẹ̀, ó sì wí fun un pé, “Jọ̀wọ́ fún mi ni omi díẹ̀ nínú ìkòkò omi rẹ.”

18Òun náà dáhùn pé, “Mu, olúwa mi,” ó sì yára sọ ìkòkò omi náà ka ọwọ́ rẹ̀, ó sì fún un mu.

19Lẹ́yìn tí ó ti fún un ni omi mu tán, ó wí pé, “Èmi ó bu omi fún àwọn ìbákasẹ rẹ pẹ̀lú títí wọn yóò fi mu àmutẹ́rùn.” 20Ó sì yára da omi inú ìkòkò omi rẹ̀ sínú ìbùmu, ó sáré padà lọ sí ibi omi láti pọn sí i wá fún àwọn ìbákasẹ, títí tí ó fi pọn fún gbogbo wọn. 21Láìsọ ọ̀rọ̀ kan, ìránṣẹ́ yìí ń wo ọmọbìnrin náà fínní fínní láti mọ̀ bóyá Ọlọ́run ti ṣe ìrìnàjò òun ní rere tàbí bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́.

22Lẹ́yìn tí àwọn ìbákasẹ náà ti mu omi tán, ni ọkùnrin náà mú òrùka wúrà ààbọ̀ ìwọ̀n ṣékélì àti júfù méjì fún ọwọ́ rẹ̀, tí ìwọ̀n ṣékélì wúrà mẹ́wàá. 23Lẹ́yìn náà, ó béèrè pé, “Ọmọ ta ni ìwọ í ṣe? Jọ̀wọ́ wí fún mi, ǹjẹ́ ààyè wà ní ilé baba rẹ láti wọ̀ sí ní alẹ́ yìí?”

24Ó dáhùn pé, “Betueli ọmọ tí Milka bí fún Nahori ni baba mi” 25Ó sì fi kún un pé, “Àwa ní koríko àti ṣakaṣaka tó pẹ̀lú, àti ààyè láti wọ̀ sí.”

26Nígbà náà ni ọkùnrin náà tẹríba, ó sì sin Olúwa, 27wí pe, “Olùbùkún ni fún Olúwa, Ọlọ́run Abrahamu olúwa mi ti kò jẹ́ kí àánú àti òtítọ́ rẹ̀ kí ó yẹ̀ lọ́dọ̀ olúwa mi. Ní ti èmi Olúwa ti darí ìrìnàjò mi sí ilé ìbátan olúwa mi.”

28Ọmọbìnrin náà sì sáré, ó sì lọ sọ ohun gbogbo wọ̀nyí fún àwọn ará ilé ìyá rẹ̀. 29Rebeka ní arákùnrin tí ń jẹ́ Labani; Labani sì sáré lọ bá ọkùnrin náà ní etí odò. 30Bí ó sì ti rí òrùka imú àti ẹ̀gbà ní ọwọ́ arábìnrin rẹ̀ tí ó sì tún gbọ́ ohun tí Rebeka sọ pé ọkùnrin náà sọ fún òun, ó jáde lọ bá ọkùnrin náà, ó sì bá a, ó dúró ti ìbákasẹ wọ̀n-ọn-nì ní ẹ̀bá ìsun omi. 31Ó wí fún ọkùnrin náà pé, “Wá, ìwọ ẹni ìbùkún Olúwa, Èéṣe tí o dúró sí ìta níhìn-ín? Mo ti pèsè ààyè sílẹ̀ fún ọ àti ààyè fún àwọn ìbákasẹ rẹ.”

32Ọkùnrin náà sì bá Labani lọ ilé, ó sì tú ẹrù orí ìbákasẹ rẹ̀ sílẹ̀, ó sì fún wọn ni koríko àti oúnjẹ. Ó sì bu omi fún ọkùnrin náà àti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ̀ láti wẹ ẹsẹ̀ wọn. 33Wọ́n sì gbé oúnjẹ síwájú rẹ̀, ṣùgbọ́n, ó wí pé, “Èmi kò ní jẹun àyàfi bí mo bá sọ ohun tí mo ní í sọ.”

Labani sì wí pé, “Kò burú, sọ ọ́.”

34Nítorí náà, ó wí pé, “ìránṣẹ́ Abrahamu ni èmi. 35Olúwa sì ti bùkún olúwa mi gidigidi. Ó sì ti di ọlọ́rọ̀, Ó sì ti fún un ní àgùntàn, màlúù, àti fàdákà àti wúrà, ìránṣẹ́kùnrin àti ìránṣẹ́bìnrin àti ìbákasẹ àti kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́. 36Sara aya olúwa mi sì ti bí ọmọkùnrin kan fún un, ní ìgbà ogbó rẹ̀, olúwa mi sì ti fún ọmọ náà ní ohun gbogbo tí ó ní. 37Olúwa mi sì ti mú mi búra wí pé, ‘Ìwọ kò gbọdọ̀ fẹ́ aya fún ọmọ mi, láàrín àwọn ọmọbìnrin Kenaani, ní ilẹ̀ ibi tí èmi ń gbé, 38Ṣùgbọ́n lọ sí ìdílé baba mi láàrín àwọn ìbátan mi kí o sì fẹ́ aya fún ọmọ mi.’

39“Mo sì bí olúwa mi léèrè pé, ‘Ǹjẹ́ bí ọmọbìnrin náà kò bá fẹ́ bá mi wá ńkọ́?’

40“Ó sì dáhùn wí pé, ‘Olúwa, níwájú ẹni tí èmi ń rìn yóò rán Angẹli rẹ̀ ṣáájú rẹ yóò sì jẹ́ kí o ṣe àṣeyọrí ní ìrìnàjò rẹ, kí ìwọ kí ó ba le fẹ́ aya fún ọmọ mi, láàrín àwọn ìbátan mi, àti láàrín àwọn ìdílé baba mi. 41Nígbà tí ìwọ bá lọ sí ọ̀dọ̀ ìdílé baba mi (gẹ́gẹ́ bí mo tí wí), nígbà náà ni ìwọ tó bọ́ nínú ìbúra yìí.’

42“Nígbà tí mo dé ibi ìsun omi lónìí, mo wí pé, ‘Olúwa Ọlọ́run Abrahamu olúwa mi, bí ìwọ bá fẹ́, jọ̀wọ́ jẹ́ kí n ṣe àṣeyọrí lórí ohun tí mo bá wá yìí, 43Wò ó, mo dúró ní ẹ̀bá ìsun omi yìí, kí ó ṣe pé, nígbà tí wúńdíá kan bá jáde wá pọn omi, tí èmi sì wí fún un pé, “Jọ̀wọ́ fún mi ní ìwọ̀nba omi díẹ̀ mu nínú ládugbó rẹ,” 44tí ó bá sì wí fún mi pé, “Mu ún, èmi yóò sì tún pọn omi fún àwọn ìbákasẹ rẹ pẹ̀lú,” Jẹ́ kí ẹni náà jẹ́ ẹni tí Olúwa yàn fún ọmọ Abrahamu, olúwa mi.’

45“Kí n sì tó gbàdúrà tán nínú ọkàn mi, Rebeka jáde wá pẹ̀lú ìkòkò omi rẹ̀ ní èjìká rẹ̀, ó sì lọ sí ibi ìsun omi ó sì pọn omi. Mo sì wí fun un pé, ‘Jọ̀wọ́ fún mi ni omi mu.’

46“Kíákíá ni ó sọ ìkòkò rẹ̀ kalẹ̀ láti èjìká rẹ̀, ó sì wí fún mi pé, ‘Mu ún, èmi yóò sì tún fún àwọn ìbákasẹ rẹ mu pẹ̀lú.’ Mo sì mu, ó sì tún fún àwọn ìbákasẹ mi mu pẹ̀lú.

47“Mo béèrè lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀ pé, ‘Ọmọ ta ní ìwọ í ṣe?’

“Ó sì wí fún mi pé, ‘ọmọbìnrin Betueli tí í ṣe ọmọ Nahori ni òun, Milka sì ni ìyá òun.’

“Nígbà náà ni mo fi òrùka náà bọ imú rẹ̀, mo sì fi ẹ̀gbà ọwọ́ náà si ní ọwọ́. 48Èmi sì tẹríba, mo sì wólẹ̀ fún Olúwa, mó sì fi ìbùkún fún Ọlọ́run Abrahamu olúwa mi, ẹni tí ó mú mi tọ ọ̀nà títọ́ láti rí ọmọ ọmọ arákùnrin olúwa mi mú wá fún ọmọ rẹ̀. 49Ǹjẹ́ nísinsin yìí bí ẹ̀yin yóò bá fi inú rere àti òtítọ́ bá olúwa mi lò, ẹ sọ fún mi, bí bẹ́ẹ̀ sì kọ́, ẹ sọ fún mi, kí ń le è mọ ọ̀nà tí èmi yóò yà sí.”

50Labani àti Betueli sì dáhùn pé, “Lọ́dọ̀ Olúwa ni èyí ti wá, nítorí náà àwa kò le sọ rere tàbí búburú fún ọ. 51Rebeka nìyí, mú un kí ó máa lọ, kí ó sì di aya ọmọ olúwa à rẹ, bí Olúwa ti fẹ́.”

52Nígbà tí ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ Abrahamu gbọ́ ohun tí wọ́n wí, ó wólẹ̀ níwájú Olúwa. 53Nígbà náà ni ó kó ohun èlò wúrà àti fàdákà jáde àti aṣọ, ó sì fi wọ́n fún Rebeka, ó fún arákùnrin Rebeka àti ìyá rẹ̀ ní ẹ̀bùn olówó iyebíye pẹ̀lú. 54Lẹ́yìn náà ni òun àti àwọn ọkùnrin tí ó bá a wá tó jẹ, tí wọ́n sì mu, tí wọn sì sùn níbẹ̀ ní òru ọjọ́ náà.

Bí wọ́n ti dìde ní òwúrọ̀ ọjọ́ kejì, ó wí pé, “Ẹ rán mi padà lọ sí ọ̀dọ̀ olúwa mi.”

55Ṣùgbọ́n arákùnrin Rebeka àti ìyá rẹ̀ fèsì pé, “A fẹ́ kí Rebeka wà pẹ̀lú wa fún nǹkan bí ọjọ́ mẹ́wàá sí i, lẹ́yìn èyí, ìwọ le máa mu lọ.”

56Ṣùgbọ́n ó wí fún wọn pé, “Ẹ má ṣe dá mi dúró, Olúwa sá à ti ṣe ọ̀nà mi ní rere. Ẹ rán mi lọ, kí èmi kí ó le è tọ olúwa à mi lọ.”

57Nígbà náà ni wọ́n sọ pé, “Jẹ́ kí a pe ọmọ náà gan an kí a sì bi í” 58Wọ́n sì pe Rebeka wọ́n sì bi í, wí pé, “Ṣe ìwọ yóò bá ọkùnrin yìí lọ.”

Ó sì dáhùn pé, “Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni, èmi yóò lọ.”

59Wọ́n sì gbà kí Rebeka àti olùtọ́jú rẹ̀, pẹ̀lú ìránṣẹ́ Abrahamu àti àwọn ọkùnrin tí ó wà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀ máa lọ. 60Wọ́n sì súre fún Rebeka, wọn sì wí fun un pé,

“Ìwọ ni arábìnrin wa,

ìwọ yóò di ìyá ẹgbẹ̀rún lọ́nà ẹgbẹ̀rún;

Ǹjẹ́ kí àwọn irú-ọmọ rẹ

kí ó ni ẹnu ibodè ọ̀tá wọn.”

61Nígbà náà ni Rebeka àti àwọn ìránṣẹ́bìnrin rẹ̀ múra, wọn sì gun àwọn ìbákasẹ, wọ́n sì bá ọkùnrin náà padà lọ. Ìránṣẹ́ náà sì mú Rebeka, ó sì bá tirẹ̀ lọ.

62Isaaki sì ń ti ọ̀nà kànga Lahai-Roi bọ, nítorí ìhà gúúsù ni ó ń gbé. 63Isaaki sì jáde lọ sí oko ni ìrọ̀lẹ́ láti ṣe àṣàrò, bí ó sì ti gbé ojú sókè, ó rí àwọn ìbákasẹ tí ń bọ̀ wá. 64Rebeka pẹ̀lú sì gbójú sókè, ó sì rí Isaaki. Ó sọ̀kalẹ̀ lórí ìbákasẹ, 65Ó sì béèrè lọ́wọ́ ìránṣẹ́ náà wí pé, “Ta ni ọkùnrin tí ń bọ̀ wá pàdé wa láti inú oko?”

Ìránṣẹ́ náà sì wí fun un pé, “Olúwa mi ni,” nítorí náà ni Rebeka mú ìbòjú, ó sì bo ojú rẹ̀.

66Nígbà náà ni ìránṣẹ́ náà ròyìn fún Isaaki ohun gbogbo tí ó ti ṣe. 67Nígbà náà ni Isaaki mú Rebeka wọ inú àgọ́ ìyá rẹ̀, Sara, ó sì di aya rẹ̀, ó sì fẹ́ràn rẹ̀; ó sì jẹ́ ìtùnú fún Isaaki lẹ́yìn ikú ìyá rẹ̀.

New International Version – UK

Genesis 24:1-67

Isaac and Rebekah

1Abraham was now very old, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. 2He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, ‘Put your hand under my thigh. 3I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, 4but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.’

5The servant asked him, ‘What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land? Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?’

6‘Make sure that you do not take my son back there,’ Abraham said. 7‘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 offspring24:7 Or seed I will give this land” – he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there. 8If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there.’ 9So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore an oath to him concerning this matter.

10Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim24:10 That is, North-west Mesopotamia and made his way to the town of Nahor. 11He made the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was towards evening, the time the women go out to draw water.

12Then he prayed, ‘Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14May it be that when I say to a young woman, “Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,” and she says, “Drink, and I’ll water your camels too” – let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.’

15Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. 16The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.

17The servant hurried to meet her and said, ‘Please give me a little water from your jar.’

18‘Drink, my lord,’ she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.

19After she had given him a drink, she said, ‘I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.’ 20So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. 21Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.

22When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka24:22 That is, about 5.7 grams and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels.24:22 That is, about 115 grams 23Then he asked, ‘Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?’

24She answered him, ‘I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milkah bore to Nahor.’ 25And she added, ‘We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night.’

26Then the man bowed down and worshipped the Lord, 27saying, ‘Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.’

28The young woman ran and told her mother’s household about these things. 29Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurried out to the man at the spring. 30As soon as he had seen the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s arms, and had heard Rebekah tell what the man said to her, he went out to the man and found him standing by the camels near the spring. 31‘Come, you who are blessed by the Lord,’ he said. ‘Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.’

32So the man went to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and water for him and his men to wash their feet. 33Then food was set before him, but he said, ‘I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say.’

‘Then tell us,’ Laban said.

34So he said, ‘I am Abraham’s servant. 35The Lord has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys. 36My master’s wife Sarah has borne him a son in her old age, and he has given him everything he owns. 37And my master made me swear an oath, and said, “You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live, 38but go to my father’s family and to my own clan, and get a wife for my son.”

39‘Then I asked my master, “What if the woman will not come back with me?”

40‘He replied, “The Lord, before whom I have walked faithfully, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success, so that you can get a wife for my son from my own clan and from my father’s family. 41You will be released from my oath if, when you go to my clan, they refuse to give her to you – then you will be released from my oath.”

42‘When I came to the spring today, I said, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, if you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come. 43See, I am standing beside this spring. If a young woman comes out to draw water and I say to her, ‘Please let me drink a little water from your jar,’ 44and if she says to me, ‘Drink, and I’ll draw water for your camels too,’ let her be the one the Lord has chosen for my master’s son.”

45‘Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to her, “Please give me a drink.”

46‘She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and said, “Drink, and I’ll water your camels too.” So I drank, and she watered the camels also.

47‘I asked her, “Whose daughter are you?”

‘She said, “The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milkah bore to him.”

‘Then I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms, 48and I bowed down and worshipped the Lord. I praised the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son. 49Now if you will show kindness and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so I may know which way to turn.’

50Laban and Bethuel answered, ‘This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. 51Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.’

52When Abraham’s servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the Lord. 53Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewellery and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother. 54Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there.

When they got up the next morning, he said, ‘Send me on my way to my master.’

55But her brother and her mother replied, ‘Let the young woman remain with us ten days or so; then you24:55 Or she may go.’

56But he said to them, ‘Do not detain me, now that the Lord has granted success to my journey. Send me on my way so I may go to my master.’

57Then they said, ‘Let’s call the young woman and ask her about it.’ 58So they called Rebekah and asked her, ‘Will you go with this man?’

‘I will go,’ she said.

59So they sent their sister Rebekah on her way, along with her nurse and Abraham’s servant and his men. 60And they blessed Rebekah and said to her,

‘Our sister, may you increase

to thousands upon thousands;

may your offspring possess

the cities of their enemies.’

61Then Rebekah and her attendants got ready and mounted the camels and went back with the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.

62Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev. 63He went out to the field one evening to meditate,24:63 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain. and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. 64Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel 65and asked the servant, ‘Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?’

‘He is my master,’ the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself.

66Then the servant told Isaac all he had done. 67Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.