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Genesis 24 - AMP

2 And Abraham said to the eldest servant of his house , who ruled over all that he had, I beg of you, put your hand under my thigh;

3 And you shall swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I have settled,

4 But you shall go to my country and to my relatives and take This chapter is highly illustrative of God the Father, Who sends forth His Holy Spirit to win the consent of the individual soul to become the bride of His Son. Keep these resemblances constantly in mind as you read and see how the story unfolds. First meet the Father and note His concern about His Son's bride. Then get acquainted with the Holy Spirit's great, selfless heart, Whose one purpose is to win the girl for His Master's Son. Then meet the Son and note His tenderness as He claims His bride. The longest chapter in Genesis is devoted to this important story.a wife for my son Isaac.

5 The servant said to him, But perhaps the woman will not be willing to come along after me to this country. Must I take your son to the country from which you came?

6 Abraham said to him, See to it that you do not take my son back there.

7 The Lord, the God of heaven, Who took me from my father's house, from the land of my family and my birth, Who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, To your offspring I will give this land--He will send His See footnote on Gen. 16:7.Angel before you, and you will take a wife from there for my son.

8 And if the woman should The Holy Spirit does not win unwilling souls, only ``whosoever will."not be willing to go along after you, then you will be clear from this oath; only you must not take my son back there.

9 So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master and swore to him concerning this matter.

10 And the servant took ten of his master's camels and departed, taking some of all his master's treasures with him; thus he journeyed to Mesopotamia , to the city of Nahor .

11 And he made his camels to kneel down outside the city by a well of water at the time of the evening when women go out to draw water.

12 And he said, O Lord, God of my master Abraham, I pray You, cause me to meet with good success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

13 See, I stand here by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming to draw water.

14 And let it so be that the girl to whom I say, I pray you, let down your jar that I may drink, and she replies, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also--let her be the one whom You have selected and appointed and indicated for Your servant Isaac ; and by it I shall know that You have shown kindness and faithfulness to my master.

15 Before he had finished speaking, behold, out came Rebekah, who was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Nahor the brother of Abraham, with her water jar on her shoulder.

16 And the girl was very beautiful and attractive, chaste and modest, and unmarried. And she went down to the well, filled her water jar, and came up.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, I pray you, let me drink a little water from your water jar.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord; and she quickly let down her jar onto her hand and gave him a drink.

19 When she had given him a drink, she said, I will draw water for your camels also, until they finish drinking.

20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well and drew water for all his camels.

21 The man stood gazing at her in silence, waiting to know if the Lord had made his trip prosperous.

22 And when the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold earring or nose ring of half a shekel in weight, and for her hands two bracelets of ten shekels in weight in gold,

23 And said, Whose daughter are you? I pray you, tell me: Is there room in your father's house for us to lodge there?

24 And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah and Nahor.

25 She said also to him, We have both straw and provender (fodder) enough, and also room in which to lodge.

26 The man bowed down his head and worshiped the Lord

27 And said, Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, Who has not left my master bereft and destitute of His loving-kindness and steadfastness. As for me, going on the way the Lord led me to the house of my master's kinsmen.

28 The girl related to her mother's household what had happened.

29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban, and Laban ran out to the man at the well.

30 For when he saw the earring or nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister's arms, and when he heard Rebekah his sister saying, The man said this to me, he went to the man and found him standing by the camels at the well.

31 He cried, Come in, you blessed of the Lord! Why do you stand outside? For I have made the house ready and have prepared a place for the camels.

32 So the man came into the house; and ungirded his camels and gave straw and provender for the camels and water to bathe his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.

33 A meal was set before him, but he said, The characteristics of a model servant of God are pictured here: 1. He is dependable and trustworthy (Gen. 24:2); 2. He is a praying person (Gen. 24:12); 3. He is so in earnest that he refuses to eat before attending to his Master's business (Gen. 24:33); 4. He never speaks his own name but is always speaking about his Master (Gen. 24:35ff.); 5. He gives God all the glory (Gen. 24:48).I will not eat until I have told of my errand. And said, Speak on.

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

35 And the Lord has blessed my master mightily, and he has become great; and He has given him flocks, herds, silver, gold, menservants, maidservants, camels, and asses.

36 And Sarah my master's wife bore a son to my master when she was old, and to him he has given all that he has.

37 And my master made me swear, saying, You must not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell,

38 But you shall go to my father's house and to my family and take a wife for my son.

39 And I said to my master, But suppose the woman will not follow me.

40 And he said to me, The Lord, in Whose presence I walk , will send His See footnote on Gen. 16:7.Angel with you and prosper your way, and you will take a wife for my son from my kindred and from my father's house.

41 Then you shall be clear from my oath, when you come to my kindred; and if they do not give her to you, you shall be free and innocent of my oath.

42 I came today to the well and said, O Lord, God of my master Abraham, if You are now causing me to go on my way prosperously--

43 See, I am standing by the well of water; now let it be that when the maiden comes out to draw water and I say to her, I pray you, give me a little water from your jar to drink,

44 And if she says to me, You drink, and I will draw water for your camels also, let that same woman be the one whom the Lord has selected and indicated for my master's son.

45 And before I had finished praying in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, and she went down to the well and drew water. And I said to her, I pray you, let me have a drink.

46 And she quickly let down her jar from her shoulder and said, Drink, and I will water your camels also. So I drank, and she gave the camels drink also.

47 I asked her, Whose daughter are you? She said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him. And I put the earring or nose ring on her face and the bracelets on her arms.

48 And I bowed down my head and worshiped the Lord and blessed the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, Who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter to his son.

49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master , tell me; and if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right or to the left.

50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, The thing comes forth from the Lord; we cannot speak bad or good to you.

51 Rebekah is before you; take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master's son, as the Lord has said.

52 And when Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the ground before the Lord.

53 And the servant brought out jewels of silver, jewels of gold, and garments and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and her mother.

54 Then they ate and drank, he and the men who were with him, and stayed there all night. And in the morning they arose, and he said. Send me away to my master.

55 But brother and mother said, Let the girl stay with us a few days--at least ten; then she may go.

56 But said to them, Do not hinder and delay me, seeing that the Lord has caused me to go prosperously on my way. Send me away, that I may go to my master.

57 And they said, We will call the girl and ask her her desire.

58 So they called Rebekah and said to her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go.

59 So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse and Abraham's servant and his men.

60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, You are our sister; may you become the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your posterity possess the gate of their enemies.

61 And Rebekah and her maids arose and followed the man upon their camels. Thus the servant took Rebekah and went on his way.

62 Now Isaac had returned from going to the well Beer-lahai-roi , for he dwelt in the South country (the Negeb).

63 And Isaac went out to meditate and bow down in the open country in the evening; and he looked up and saw that, behold, the camels were coming.

64 And Rebekah looked up, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel.

65 For she said to the servant, Who is that man walking across the field to meet us? And the servant said, He is my master. So she took a veil and concealed herself with it.

66 And the servant told Isaac everything that he had done.

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

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Shared by: Victor Yap on Feb, 2017
Summary: Eliezer
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-27
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 12
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Focus on What's Ahead
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2016
Summary: Focus on Jesus and his promise of heaven.
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-24:67
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 27
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep, 2016
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Shared by: C. Philip Green on Aug, 2016
Summary: If you want clear guidance in difficult and confusing times, pay attention to God's Word, pray, obey, and experience God's peace.
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The Patriarchs Having Confidence in God’s Will and God’s Power
Shared by: David Taylor on Aug, 2016
Summary: The Patriarchs Having Confidence in God’s Will and God’s Power Genesis 24:1-67 David Taylor July 10, 2016
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Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Jul, 2016
Summary: In the narrative of the search for a wife for Isaac, We see the commitment of the servant to keep his promise to Abraham.
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Answered Prayer
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jun, 2016
Summary: The lesson to be learned is not that we ought to be asking for signs but that we ought to be asking God for guidance and for success. In our prayers we ought to be appealing to the covenant relationship that he has made with our master, Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-14
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 358
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at the lesson of prayer and patience.
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Powerful Short Prayers Part 1
Shared by: David DiYanni on Nov, 2015
Summary: A sermon series on the power of a short prayer.
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-67
Denomination: Vineyard
Views: 627
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
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Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Sep, 2015
Summary: God is speaking to you today God is asking you, “Will you follow Him?” “Will you be in a relationship with Him?” please enter a brief summary that helps other preachers know the focus of your sermon
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-63
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 576
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2- God’s Guidance
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Sep, 2015
Summary: So on this journey that you and I are on, we need to ask and seek from Him what direction we need to go! He has the answers that we are seeking and the direction that we are needing!! please enter a brief summary that helps other preachers know the focus of your sermon
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-63
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 289
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Above And Beyond The Call of Duty
Shared by: Troy Denson on May, 2015
Summary: Through the usage of Rebekkah being blessed to become Isaac's wife, this sermons highlights the blessings in going above and beyond the call of duty.
Scripture: Genesis 24:17-20
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Shared by: Tesh Njokanma on Jan, 2015
Summary: God is willing, ready and available to listen to us and answer us when we pray. Are you willing, ready and available to pray?
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Shared by: thomas custer on Jan, 2015
Summary: The true bride will always go beyond the minimal requirements. Rebekah gave the servant water but also volunteered to water the 10 camels as well. She was the chosen bride, not for doing the minimum, but for going beyond the expected.
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Scripture: Genesis 24:1-4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,028
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Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jun, 2014
Summary: Abraham's servant was led by God. Four principles to follow: (1) Keep to God's Word (or ways or will); (2) take steps to fulfil His will; (3) pray for His intervention; and (4) expect Him to act.
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Scripture: Genesis 24:1-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,159
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Shared by: Ajai Prakash on May, 2014
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Scripture: Genesis 24:1-28
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Shared by: Chuck Brooks on Feb, 2014
Summary: In our day, dating arrangements are made entirely by young people apart from their parent’s involvement. The date is planned by young people with an expectation of physical intimacy. Furthermore, there is no commitment beyond the next date.
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,285
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Shared by: Christian Cheong on Feb, 2014
Summary: Follow what God has clearly revealed. Trust God to guide you. Pray and let God show you.
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-27
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,323
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Shared by: John Shearhart on Aug, 2013
Summary: God sovereignly provides a Jewish wife for Isaac.
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-67
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Views: 1,800
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Aug, 2013
Summary: “I being in the Way, the LORD led me” (Genesis 24:27)
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Scripture: Genesis 24:1-27
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Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on May, 2013
Summary: from the Jewish wedding in the selection of the bride, we see aspects of the Christian life as well.
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Shared by: bala samson on Mar, 2013
Summary: How could one miss the confidence and trust in his words as he boldly confesses, ‘ my Lord will send His angel with you and prosper your way?’
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-48
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 364
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Shared by: John Lowe on Jan, 2013
Summary: If we want to receive God’s guidance, we must be willing to do His will. We can know His will through His word, and through the Holy Spirit, and through prayer. Then, when we act to do His will, and pray, “Thy will be done,” He will bless us and the Holy
Scripture: Genesis 24:67
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 421
Toby Powers avatar
Shared by: Toby Powers on Dec, 2012
Summary: GOING WITH GOD... Rebekah becomes the bride of Isaac because she was willing to go when the servant of the Lord invited her. Will you go with God?
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Scripture: Genesis 24:42-67
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,684
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Shared by: David Rigg on Jul, 2012
Summary: Who will Jesus take as His bride? This sermon deals with that question.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-67
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Shared by: J.D. Tutell on Feb, 2012
Summary: A sermon on marriage and other decisions based on Ravi Zachariah's book.
Scripture: Genesis 24:34-51
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,398
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Follow the Spirit
Shared by: Grady Henley on Nov, 2011
Summary: Follow the Leading of the Spirit
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-67
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 650
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Studies in Genesis: Chapter 24
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Oct, 2011
Summary: This is a study of the book of Genesis. Genesis and Revelation are two of the most disputed books in the Bible. The premise of this study is the foundation of creation.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 24:1-67
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,470