Genesis 24:53 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:53, NIV: "Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewelry and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother."

Genesis 24:53, ESV: "And the servant brought out jewelry of silver and of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave to her brother and to her mother costly ornaments."

Genesis 24:53, KJV: "And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things."

Genesis 24:53, NASB: "And the servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother."

Genesis 24:53, NLT: "Then he brought out silver and gold jewelry and clothing and presented them to Rebekah. He also gave expensive presents to her brother and mother."

Genesis 24:53, CSB: "Then he brought out objects of silver and gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious gifts to her brother and her mother."

What does Genesis 24:53 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

After securing the approval of Rebekah's brother and father to take her with him back to the land of Canaan to marry Isaac (Genesis 24:51), the servant now concludes the arrangement with the giving of gifts to Rebekah, her mother, and her brother Laban. These gifts include silver and gold jewelry, as well as garments and expensive ornaments. These gifts would be part of the traditional wedding dowry of the times, items of value given to both the bride and the family of the bride by the bridegroom's family.