Genesis 24:26 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:26, NIV: Then the man bowed down and worshiped the LORD,

Genesis 24:26, ESV: The man bowed his head and worshiped the LORD

Genesis 24:26, KJV: And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

Genesis 24:26, NASB: Then the man bowed low and worshiped the LORD.

Genesis 24:26, NLT: The man bowed low and worshiped the LORD.

Genesis 24:26, CSB: Then the man knelt low, worshiped the Lord,

What does Genesis 24:26 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Abraham's unnamed servant demonstrates more faith and faithfulness to the Lord than many other men and women in Scripture who had direct contact with God. Not only does the servant pray for God to give success to his mission, he recognizes that God has done exactly as he asked. Before moving on, he stops right in the middle of this conversation with Rebekah and worships the Lord.

Most of us realize how uncharacteristic this is even among the people of God. We may be humble enough to ask for help, for success in our efforts, to overcome an obstacle. We are much less likely to be quick to give God credit when He grants our request and to stop long enough to worship Him in response to His kindness to us.