Bible: Genesis 24:12-27

24:12 He prayed, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, guide me today. 1  Be faithful 2  to my master Abraham. 24:13 Here I am, standing by the spring, 3  and the daughters of the people 4  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.’ 5  In this way I will know that you have been faithful to my master.” 6 

24:15 Before he had finished praying, there came Rebekah 7  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). 8  24:16 Now the young woman was very beautiful. She was a virgin; no man had ever had sexual relations with her. 9  She went down to the spring, filled her jug, and came back up. 24:17 Abraham’s servant 10  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 11  her jug to her hands, she gave him a drink. 24:19 When she had done so, 12  she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have drunk as much as they want.” 24:20 She quickly emptied 13  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 14  if the Lord had made his journey successful 15  or not.

24:22 After the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka 16  and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels 17  and gave them to her. 18  24:23 Whose daughter are you?” he asked. 19 Tell me, is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?

24:24 She said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom Milcah bore to Nahor. 20  24:25 We have plenty of straw and feed,” she added, 21 and room for you 22  to spend the night.”

24:26 The man bowed his head and worshiped the Lord, 24:27 saying “Praised be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his faithful love 23  for my master! The Lord has led me 24  to the house 25  of my master’s relatives! 26 

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