Gen 24:15-60

15Before he had finished speaking, there was Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, coming out with her water jar on her shoulder.16The girl was very fair to look upon, a virgin, whom no man had known. She went down to the spring, filled her jar, and came up.17Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me sip a little water from your jar.”18“Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered her jar upon her hand and gave him a drink.19When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.”20So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.21The man gazed at her in silence to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.22When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold nose-ring weighing a half shekel, and two bracelets for her arms weighing ten gold shekels,23and said, “Tell me whose daughter you are. Is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?”24She said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.”25She added, “We have plenty of straw and fodder and a place to spend the night.”26The man bowed his head and worshiped the Lord27and said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the way to the house of my master's kin.”28Then the girl ran and told her mother's household about these things.29Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, to the spring.30As soon as he had seen the nose-ring, and the bracelets on his sister's arms, and when he heard the words of his sister Rebekah, “Thus the man spoke to me,” he went to the man; and there he was, standing by the camels at the spring.31He said, “Come in, O blessed of the Lord. Why do you stand outside when I have prepared the house and a place for the camels?”32So the man came into the house; and Laban unloaded the camels, and gave him straw and fodder for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.33Then food was set before him to eat; but he said, “I will not eat until I have told my errand.” He said, “Speak on.”34So he said, “I am Abraham's servant.35The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become wealthy; he has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female slaves, camels and donkeys.36And Sarah my master's wife bore a son to my master when she was old; and he has given him all that he has.37My master made me swear, saying, ‘You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live;38but you shall go to my father's house, to my kindred, and get a wife for my son.’39I said to my master, ‘Perhaps the woman will not follow me.’40But he said to me, ‘The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you and make your way successful. You shall get a wife for my son from my kindred, from my father's house.41Then you will be free from my oath, when you come to my kindred; even if they will not give her to you, you will be free from my oath.’42“I came today to the spring, and said, ‘O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, if now you will only make successful the way I am going!43I am standing here by the spring of water; let the young woman who comes out to draw, to whom I shall say, “Please give me a little water from your jar to drink,”44and who will say to me, “Drink, and I will draw for your camels also”—let her be the woman whom the Lord has appointed for my master's son.’45“Before I had finished speaking in my heart, there was Rebekah coming out with her water jar on her shoulder; and she went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’46She quickly let down her jar from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will also water your camels.’ So I drank, and she also watered the camels.47Then I asked her, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him.’ So I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her arms.48Then I bowed my head and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me by the right way to obtain the daughter of my master's kinsman for his son.49Now then, if you will deal loyally and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so that I may turn either to the right hand or to the left.”50Then Laban and Bethuel answered, “The thing comes from the Lord; we cannot speak to you anything bad or good.51Look, Rebekah is before you, take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master's son, as the Lord has spoken.”52When Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the ground before the Lord.53And the servant brought out jewelry of silver and of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave to her brother and to her mother costly ornaments.54Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank, and they spent the night there. When they rose in the morning, he said, “Send me back to my master.”55Her brother and her mother said, “Let the girl remain with us a while, at least ten days; after that she may go.”56But he said to them, “Do not delay me, since the Lord has made my journey successful; let me go that I may go to my master.”57They said, “We will call the girl, and ask her.”58And they called Rebekah, and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” She said, “I will.”59So they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse along with Abraham's servant and his men.60And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, “May you, our sister, become thousands of myriads; may your offspring gain possession of the gates of their foes.”