Genesis 24:44 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:44, NIV: "and if she says to me, 'Drink, and I'll draw water for your camels too,' let her be the one the LORD has chosen for my master's son.'"

Genesis 24:44, ESV: "and who will say to me, “Drink, and I will draw for your camels also,” let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master’s son.’"

Genesis 24:44, KJV: "And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son."

Genesis 24:44, NASB: "and she says to me, 'You drink, and I will draw for your camels also'—let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master’s son.’"

Genesis 24:44, NLT: "If she says, 'Yes, have a drink, and I will draw water for your camels, too,' let her be the one you have selected to be the wife of my master's son.'"

Genesis 24:44, CSB: "and who responds to me, 'Drink, and I'll draw water for your camels also'--let her be the woman the LORD has appointed for my master's son."

What does Genesis 24:44 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Abraham's servant is in the middle of describing to Rebekah and her family what he prayed when he arrived at the spring outside their city earlier that day. He had asked his master's God to allow him to know the woman appointed to marry Abraham's son, Isaac, by her response to his request for a drink of water (Genesis 24:12–14).

Now he reveals what response he had asked God to use as a sign to him that he had found the woman. She would offer to draw water for his camels, as well, without being asked (Genesis 24:15–19).

Rebekah would now have understood clearly where the servant's story was headed. Her father and brother likely began to understand, as well. The servant is in the process of asking Rebekah to come back to Canaan with him, so that she can marry Abraham's son, Isaac.