Bible: Gen 24:10-21

24:10 Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed with all kinds of gifts from his master at his disposal. 1  He journeyed 2  to the region of Aram Naharaim 3  and the city of Nahor. 24:11 He made the camels kneel down by the well 4  outside the city. It was evening, 5  the time when the women would go out to draw water. 24:12 He prayed, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, guide me today. 6  Be faithful 7  to my master Abraham. 24:13 Here I am, standing by the spring, 8  and the daughters of the people 9  who live in the town are coming out to draw water. 24:14 I will say to a young woman, ‘Please lower your jar so I may drink.’ May the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac reply, ‘Drink, and I’ll give your camels water too.’ 10  In this way I will know that you have been faithful to my master.” 11 

24:15 Before he had finished praying, there came Rebekah 12  with her water jug on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah (Milcah was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor). 13  24:16 Now the young woman was very beautiful. She was a virgin; no man had ever had sexual relations with her. 14  She went down to the spring, filled her jug, and came back up. 24:17 Abraham’s servant 15  ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a sip of water from your jug.” 24:18 Drink, my lord,” she replied, and quickly lowering 16  her jug to her hands, she gave him a drink. 24:19 When she had done so, 17  she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have drunk as much as they want.” 24:20 She quickly emptied 18  her jug into the watering trough and ran back to the well to draw more water until she had drawn enough for all his camels. 24:21 Silently the man watched her with interest to determine 19  if the Lord had made his journey successful 20  or not.

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