When he had satisfied his thirst she said, “I’ll get water for your camels, too, until they’ve drunk their fill.” She promptly emptied her jug into the trough and ran back to the well to fill it, and she kept at it until she had watered all the camels. He had seen the nose ring and the bracelets on his sister and had heard her say, “The man said this and this and this to me.” So he went to the man and there he was, still standing with his camels at the spring. When a young woman comes here to draw water and I say to her, Please, give me a sip of water from your jug, and she says, Not only will I give you a drink, I’ll also water your camels—let that woman be the wife, “I had barely finished offering this prayer, when Rebekah arrived, her jug on her shoulder. I’ll bless you and make your children flourish. No, go to my father’s home, back to my family, and get a wife for my son there.’ I said to my master, ‘But what if the woman won’t come with me?’ He said, ‘God before whom I’ve walked faithfully will send his angel with you and he’ll make things work out so that you’ll bring back a wife for my son from my family, from the house of my father. I asked her, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel whose parents were Nahor and Milcah.’ I gave her a ring for her nose, bracelets for her arms, and bowed in worship to God. Finally, he blessed him. Twice now he’s tricked me: first he took my birthright and now he’s taken my blessing.”, He begged, “Haven’t you kept back any blessing for me?”, 37 Isaac answered Esau, “I’ve made him your master, and all his brothers his servants, and lavished grain and wine on him. Then God shut the door behind him. In Genesis 24 we read the wonderful incident about how Abraham sent his servant Eliezer to find a wife for his son Isaac. Ambition can kind of be a dirty word in Christian circles. The best servant in his house was in charge of everything Abr They got back at him by throwing dirt and debris into all the wells that his father’s servants had dug back in the days of his father Abraham, clogging up all the wells. 24 Abraham was now an old man. And the girl was off and running, telling everyone in her mother’s house what had happened. All the nations of the Earth will get a blessing for themselves through your descendants. Genesis 5:21, 24. Genesis 24:12 Context. He also gave expensive gifts to her brother and mother. But first thing in the morning they were up. 24-26 When her time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. GOD had blessed Abraham in every way. Abraham is a type of the Father, Isaac of the Son, and the servant of the Holy Spirit. Do I then take your son back to your home country?”. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born. But if not, tell me plainly so I can figure out what to do next.”, 50-51 Laban and Bethuel answered, “This is undeniably from God. ), we ministers. If you plan to respond with a generous, , tell me. Genesis 7:17 (Read all of Genesis 7) The flood continued forty days and … God's Purpose for Jacob and Bethlehem. 2-4 Abraham spoke to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of everything he had, “Put your hand under my thigh and swear by God —God of Heaven, God of Earth—that you will not get a wife for my son from among the young women of the Canaanites here, but will go to the land of my birth and get a wife for my son Isaac.” The first movement in this matrimonial arrangement is on the part of the father, who does not consult his son, but the chief manager of his household affairs. Abraham spoke to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of everything he had, "Put your hand under my thigh Read verse in The Message Bible Rebekah and her young maids mounted the camels and followed the man. And if the woman won’t come, you are free from this oath you’ve sworn to me. Genesis 24:1-9 Abraham binds the chief servant of his house to seek a wife for his son Isaac among his kindred. Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017. 7-11 Abraham lived 175 years. It was the city of Nahor in this sense. She was the sister of Laban the Aramean. How did you get it so quickly?”, “Because your God cleared the way for me.”, 21 Isaac said, “Come close, son; let me touch you—are you really my son Esau?”. It was the field that Abraham had bought from the Hittites. 25 Isaac built an altar there and prayed, calling on God by name. He also gave expensive gifts to her brother and mother. Scripture: Genesis 35:11. Was this God’s answer? “Now, tell me what you are going to do. The Ishmaelites didn’t get along with any of their kin. He also had prepared a hearty meal. Isaac and Rebekah Genesis 24. He reaches in to a dark situation and brings her out, not only to be Isaac's bride, but to begin a relationship with him. Twelve princes with their twelve tribes. Bless me!” Esau sobbed inconsolably. God blessed him. After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac. (10-28) Rebekah and her relatives consent to her marriage. But under no circumstances are you to take my son back there.”. Abraham is also quite elderly, and is concerned that his Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan Aram. It was the city of Nahor in this sense. But God designed us to achieve and dream. But the man said, “I won’t eat until I tell my story.”. Rebekah is yours: Take her and go; let her be the wife of your master’s son, as, When Abraham’s servant heard their decision, he bowed in worship before, . Pick the best; I’ll prepare them into a hearty meal, the kind that your father loves. In the evening he went out into the field; while meditating he looked up and saw camels coming. Whose daughter are you? I praised God, the God of my master Abraham who had led me straight to the door of my master’s family to get a wife for his son. They become one flesh. God relentlessly pursues our heart. He married Rebekah and she became his wife and he loved her. 15-17 Rebekah took the dress-up clothes of her older son Esau and put them on her younger son Jacob. 24-25 She said, “I’m the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah and Nahor. You’re our sister—live bountifully! The servant took Rebekah and set off for home. Certainly,… 29-30 One day Jacob was cooking a stew. Go to the flock and get me two young goats. Scripture: Genesis 24:1–9. What happens if my father touches me? She went to the spring and drew water and I said, ‘Please, can I have a drink?’ She didn’t hesitate. John Piper Aug 8, 1982 193 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. two peoples butting heads while still in your body. God's Purpose for Jacob and Bethlehem. Genesis 24:40 He said, ‘ God before whom I’ve walked faithfully will send his angel with you and he’ll make things work out so that you’ll bring back a wife for my son from my family, from the house of … Genesis 24:67, ESV: "Then Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. But if not, tell me plainly so I can figure out what to do next.”, Laban and Bethuel answered, “This is totally from, . 13-16 These are the names of Ishmael’s sons in the order of their births: Nebaioth, Ishmael’s firstborn, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah—all the sons of Ishmael. As soon as Esau had gone off to the country to hunt game for his father, Rebekah spoke to her son Jacob. Armed with this example, we can now attempt to solve the problem in Genesis 9 by seeing verse 24 in its context: Then he [Noah] drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent. Now Joseph, having forgiven them all, lays this obligation upon them, not to upbraid one another. So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and gave his solemn oath. And rather than recounting some revelation about God or some aspect of his covenant with Abraham, it spins a tail of how Isaac got a wife. 28 And the girl was off and running, telling everyone in her mother’s house what had happened. 24 Abraham was now an old man. If Jacob also marries a native Hittite woman, why live?”, Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). And your children, triumphantly! Then fix me a hearty meal, the kind that you know I like, and bring it to me to eat so that I can give you my personal blessing before I die.”, 5-7 Rebekah was eavesdropping as Isaac spoke to his son Esau. He and his men had supper and spent the night. But under no circumstances are you to take my son back there.”. Genesis 24 is the longest chapter in Genesis. She held out her jug and said, ‘Drink; and when you’re finished I’ll also water your camels.’ I drank, and she watered the camels. They dug another well and there was a difference over that one also, so he named it Sitnah (Accusation). When he breathed his last and died he was buried with his family. Laban welcomed him: “Come on in, blessed of God! Given a little more time, one of the men might have slept with your wife; you would have been responsible for bringing guilt down on us.”, 11 Then Abimelech gave orders to his people: “Anyone who so much as lays a hand on this man or his wife dies.”. I’ve got the house ready for you; and there’s also a place for your camels.”, So the man went into the house. 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter. He ate and drank, got up and left. Rebekah runs home and informs her family, Genesis 24:28; on which her brother Laban comes out, and invites the servant home, Genesis 24:29-31. Then he brought out gifts of silver and gold and clothing and gave them to Rebekah. He married Rebekah and she became his wife and he loved her. Genesis 24:67 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Genesis 24:67, NIV: "Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah.So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death." Numbers 24:21, 23. Abraham is a type of the Father, Isaac of the Son, and the servant of the Holy Spirit. 27 When Isaac had become an old man and was nearly blind, he called his eldest son, Esau, and said, “My son.”, 2-4 “I’m an old man,” he said; “I might die any day now. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. But God designed us to achieve and dream. Genesis 3:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Genesis 3:24, NIV: "After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life." And I blessed him—he’s blessed for good!”, 34 Esau, hearing his father’s words, sobbed violently and most bitterly, and cried to his father, “My father! Feb 4, 1996. And then I’ll kill my brother Jacob.”, 42-45 When these words of her older son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she called her younger son Jacob and said, “Your brother Esau is plotting vengeance against you. My master made me promise, ‘Don’t get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites in whose land I live. Can’t you also bless me?”, 35 “Your brother,” he said, “came here falsely and took your blessing.”, 36 Esau said, “Not for nothing was he named Jacob, the Heel. I finished the meal just now, before you walked in. He asked her, “Tell me about your family? Some authorities suggest that this might be an allusion to the Sons of God who came down to corrupt the daughters of men, resulting in the Nephilim (Fallen Ones) of Genesis 6. Scripture: Genesis 24:1–9. In Genesis 24 we see Abraham seek to achieve a dream. 38 “But don’t you have just one blessing for me, Father? God had blessed Abraham in every way. Eliezer, when he went to get the Bride of Isaac, he sweated it out until he found character. The first came out reddish, as if snugly wrapped in a hairy blanket; they named him Esau (Hairy). God had blessed Abraham in every way. 62-65 Isaac was living in the Negev. Genesis 24 Isaac and Rebekah. Genesis 24:1-67. Why should I lose both of you the same day?”, 46 Rebekah spoke to Isaac, “I’m sick to death of these Hittite women. Servanthood. Oh, bless me my father! 10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. Genesis 1 | Genesis 2 >> 24 God spoke: "Earth, generate life! 22-23 When the camels had finished drinking, the man brought out gifts, a gold nose ring weighing a little over a quarter of an ounce and two arm bracelets weighing about four ounces, and gave them to her. Anna Grant-Henderson, Uniting Church in Australia. Genesis 45:24. Some have seen in Genesis 24 a type of the Trinity. But there was no fighting over this one so he named it Rehoboth (Wide-Open Spaces), saying, “Now God has given us plenty of space to spread out in the land.” From there he went up to Beersheba. 17-18 So Isaac left. Providential Peril for Joseph, Jesus, and You. Water was brought to bathe the feet of the man and the men with him. The Global Message of Genesis The Beginning of the Redemptive Story. Isaac lived at Beer Lahai Roi. He said, “She’s my sister.” He was afraid to say “She’s my wife.” He was thinking, “These men might kill me to get Rebekah, she’s so beautiful.”, 8-9 One day, after they had been there quite a long time, Abimelech, king of the Philistines, looked out his window and saw Isaac fondling his wife Rebekah. And they blessed Rebekah saying. I asked her, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel whose parents were Nahor and Milcah.’ I gave her a ring for her nose, bracelets for her arms, and bowed in worship to. About Shepherd of the Hills. Scripture: Genesis 37:1–50:26. 9 So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and gave his solemn oath. Genesis 24 etc. Every sort and kind: cattle and reptiles and wild animals - all kinds." 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