Old Testament Revision 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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And it came to pass that Abraham And now Abraham  was old being well stricken in age and the Lord had blessed Abra ham in all things. and Abraham said unto his eldest servent of  his house, that ruled over all that he had put forth I pray thee thy  hand under my head, and I will make thee swear before the Lord, the  God of heaven, and the God of the earth that thou shalt not take a  wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom  I dwell but thou shalt go unto my country and to my kindred  and take a wife unto my son Isaac. and the servent said unto  him perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me unto  this land, then I must needs bring thy son again unto the land  from whence thou camest. and Abraham said unto him beware  thou that thou bring not my son thither again the Lord God  of heaven which took me from my father’s house and from the  land of my kindred; and which spake unto me; and that  sware unto me saying unto thee will I give this land; he  shall send his an Angel before thee and thou shalt take a wife  unto my son from thence. and if the woman will not be willi ng to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my  oath only bring not my son thither again. And the servent  put his hand under the head of Abraham his master and  swear to him sware to him concerning this <that> matter. and  the Servent took ten Camels of his master, and departed;  for all the goods of his master was in his hand. and he  arose and went went to Mesopotamia unto the City  of Nahor and he made his Camels to kneel down with out the City by a well of watter at evening the time that  women go out to draw watter. and he said, Oh! Lord God of  my master Abraham, I pray thee this day that thou wouldst  shew kindness to my master Abraham, and send me good  speed. Behold, I stand by the well of watter and the  daughters of the men of the City come out to draw  watter and let it come to pass that the damsel to whom  I shall say, let down thy pitcher I pray thee that I may drink; [p. 58]
And now Abraham was old being well stricken in age and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. and Abraham said unto his eldest servent of his house, that ruled over all that he had put forth I pray thee thy hand under my head, and I will make thee swear before the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell but thou shalt go unto my country and to my kindred and take a wife unto my son Isaac. and the servent said unto him perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land, then I must needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest. and Abraham said unto him beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again the Lord God of heaven which took me from my father’s house and from the land of my kindred; and which spake unto me; and that sware unto me saying unto thee will I give this land; he shall send his Angel before thee and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. and if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath only bring not my son thither again. And the servent put his hand under the head of Abraham his master and sware to him concerning that matter. and the Servent took ten Camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master was in his hand. and he arose and went to Mesopotamia unto the City of Nahor and he made his Camels to kneel down without the City by a well of watter at evening the time that women go out to draw watter. and he said, Oh! Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee this day that thou wouldst shew kindness to my master Abraham, and send me good speed. Behold, I stand by the well of watter and the daughters of the men of the City come out to draw watter and let it come to pass that the damsel to whom I shall say, let down thy pitcher I pray thee that I may drink; [p. 58]
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