Genesis 24:42 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:42, NIV: "When I came to the spring today, I said, 'LORD, God of my master Abraham, if you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come."

Genesis 24:42, ESV: "“I came today to the spring and said, ‘O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, if now you are prospering the way that I go,"

Genesis 24:42, KJV: "And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:"

Genesis 24:42, NASB: "'So I came today to the spring, and said, ‘LORD, God of my master Abraham, if now You will make my journey on which I have been going successful;"

Genesis 24:42, NLT: "'So today when I came to the spring, I prayed this prayer: 'O LORD, God of my master, Abraham, please give me success on this mission."

Genesis 24:42, CSB: ""Today when I came to the spring, I prayed: LORD, God of my master Abraham, if only you will make my journey successful!"

What does Genesis 24:42 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

In the previous verses, the servant described to Rebekah and her family how Abraham had commissioned him to swear to travel to the land of Abraham's people and attempt to find a wife for Abraham's son Isaac (Genesis 24:3–4).

Now the servant moves on to the part of the story that happened earlier that day. He begins by describing his prayer to God upon arriving at the spring/well outside their city (Genesis 24:12–14). He tells them of praying to the God of his master Abraham. This was the God he had already given credit for blessing Abraham with wealth and making him a great man.

This verse begins the specific request the servant made of the Lord. It concludes in the following two verses.