Genesis 24:35 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:35, NIV: "The LORD has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys."

Genesis 24:35, ESV: "The LORD has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, camels and donkeys."

Genesis 24:35, KJV: "And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses."

Genesis 24:35, NASB: "The LORD has greatly blessed my master, so that he has become rich; and He has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and slave women, and camels and donkeys."

Genesis 24:35, NLT: "'And the LORD has greatly blessed my master; he has become a wealthy man. The LORD has given him flocks of sheep and goats, herds of cattle, a fortune in silver and gold, and many male and female servants and camels and donkeys."

Genesis 24:35, CSB: ""The LORD has greatly blessed my master, and he has become rich. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female slaves, and camels and donkeys."

What does Genesis 24:35 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Abraham's servant begins to present his case for why Rebekah's father and brother should grant permission for her to travel back to Canaan and marry Abraham's son. He first brings news of how Nahor's brother Abraham is faring. In short, he's very, very wealthy.

The servant gives the Lord credit for this. God has greatly blessed Abraham, and he is truly a great man. All of Abraham's great wealth has come from the Lord, including flocks, herds, silver, gold, servants, camels, and donkeys. The servant knew that the family had already seen ten of the camels. That alone would have been a sign of Abraham's wealth.

Part of the reason for emphasizing Abraham's wealth, of course, will be to assure the family that Rebekah would be richly provided for as a member of this family. For the servant, the point is also to assure them that this is a family blessed by the Lord, an even greater reason to trust that she will be secure.