Genesis 24:46 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:46, NIV: "She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and said, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too.' So I drank, and she watered the camels also."

Genesis 24:46, ESV: "She quickly let down her jar from her shoulder and said, ‘Drink, and I will give your camels drink also.’ So I drank, and she gave the camels drink also."

Genesis 24:46, KJV: "And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also."

Genesis 24:46, NASB: "She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels also’; so I drank, and she watered the camels also."

Genesis 24:46, NLT: "She quickly lowered her jug from her shoulder and said, 'Yes, have a drink, and I will water your camels, too!' So I drank, and then she watered the camels."

Genesis 24:46, CSB: "She quickly lowered her jug from her shoulder and said, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels also.' So I drank, and she also watered the camels."

What does Genesis 24:46 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Abraham's servant now reveals the first pivotal moment in his interaction with Rebekah by the spring outside of town earlier that day. He had already set up the fact that he had prayed to Abraham's God, asking that the young woman who offered to water his camels without being asked would be the one appointed by God to be Isaac's wife (Genesis 24:12–15).

Then the servant tells Rebekah's father Bethuel and brother Laban what she already understood: She offered to do exactly as the servant had prayed. Her response lined up precisely with the servant's prayer (Genesis 24:16–19).

The servant will soon describe the second piece of information that convinced him Rebekah was truly God's woman for Isaac.