Isaac And Rebekah
P T 2
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 Naharaim and made his way to the town
11He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to
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 beka and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels.
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 worshiped 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.
God is working on our behalf even when we think not.