Genesis 24:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:19, NIV: "After she had given him a drink, she said, 'I'll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.'"

Genesis 24:19, ESV: "When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.”"

Genesis 24:19, KJV: "And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking."

Genesis 24:19, NASB: "Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, 'I will also draw water for your camels until they have finished drinking.'"

Genesis 24:19, NLT: "When she had given him a drink, she said, 'I'll draw water for your camels, too, until they have had enough to drink.'"

Genesis 24:19, CSB: "When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I'll also draw water for your camels until they have had enough to drink.""

What does Genesis 24:19 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This is the moment Abraham's servant has been waiting for. Though, to be honest, he hasn't been waiting long. He had asked God that the girl destined to marry his master's son, Isaac, would respond to his request for water by offering to water his ten camels, as well (Genesis 24:12–14). Before he has even finished this prayer, an attractive young woman appeared at the well: Rebekah. So, the servant decides to begin immediately and ask the woman for water. She quickly complies, while Abraham's servant waits to see if she offers to water the camels.

Now Rebekah does exactly that! Without being asked, she offers to draw water for his camels until they have finished drinking. With one water jar and ten thirsty camels, that is no small task. It could take a while. By God's grace, the servant has found God's bride for his master's son almost immediately after arriving at his destination.

Rebekah doesn't know that, yet, of course. And the mission is not yet complete. The servant still has work to do, convincing Rebekah and her family to accept a marriage proposal and a long journey.