Genesis 24:54 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:54, NIV: "Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there. When they got up the next morning, he said, 'Send me on my way to my master.'"

Genesis 24:54, ESV: "And he and the men who were with him ate and drank, and they spent the night there. When they arose in the morning, he said, “Send me away to my master.”"

Genesis 24:54, KJV: "And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master."

Genesis 24:54, NASB: "Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they got up in the morning, he said, 'Send me away to my master.'"

Genesis 24:54, NLT: "Then they ate their meal, and the servant and the men with him stayed there overnight. But early the next morning, Abraham's servant said, 'Send me back to my master.'"

Genesis 24:54, CSB: "Then he and the men with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they got up in the morning, he said, "Send me to my master.""

What does Genesis 24:54 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

With his oath to Abraham satisfied and his duty to secure a wife for Isaac satisfied in miraculous time, the servant finally allows himself to relax. He and his men eat and drink and rest for the night. When morning comes, however, the servant is back on duty. He is eager to get on the road and back home to Abraham and Isaac, much more quickly than Rebekah's family anticipated she would be leaving (Genesis 24:55). Knowing that she would be leaving for a distant land, likely forever, they will attempt to convince Abraham's servant to let Rebekah stay a few more days.