Genesis 24:28 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:28, NIV: "The young woman ran and told her mother's household about these things."

Genesis 24:28, ESV: "Then the young woman ran and told her mother’s household about these things."

Genesis 24:28, KJV: "And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things."

Genesis 24:28, NASB: "Then the young woman ran and told her mother’s household about these things."

Genesis 24:28, NLT: "The young woman ran home to tell her family everything that had happened."

Genesis 24:28, CSB: "The girl ran and told her mother's household about these things."

What does Genesis 24:28 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This is turning out to be a momentous day for Rebekah. A servant sent by Abraham from the land of Canaan, has arrived at a well in her home city (Genesis 24:10–11). Unknown to Rebekah, this man is looking for a wife for Abraham's son, Isaac (Genesis 24:3–4). He was praying that God would send the right woman, just as Rebekah came into view (Genesis 24:12–15). Seeing that she fulfilled a specific sign the man had asked for (Genesis 24:18–19), he approached her with gifts and asked if her family could take his traveling group in for the night (Genesis 24:22–25).

After telling this traveling stranger that her household was large enough to accommodate both him and his animals—and then learning from his prayer of gratitude that his master was closely related to her family—she ran home to tell her mother's household all of this news.

The next question for Abraham's servant will be how Rebekah's family will react to a proposal of marriage to his master's son in faraway Canaan.