Genesis 24:57

ESV They said, "Let us call the young woman and ask her."
NIV Then they said, "Let’s call the young woman and ask her about it."
NASB And they said, 'We will call the young woman and ask her.'
CSB So they said, "Let’s call the girl and ask her opinion."
NLT Well,' they said, 'we’ll call Rebekah and ask her what she thinks.'
KJV And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.
NKJV So they said, “We will call the young woman and ask her personally.”

What does Genesis 24:57 mean?

Rebekah's father and brother had agreed to allow her to marry Isaac, to go with Abraham's servant back to the land of Canaan to settle there (Genesis 24:3–4; 51). They had, however, requested that she be allowed to stay with them for another ten days or so before leaving (Genesis 24:55). They know full well that this is a one-way trip; Rebekah will not be making visits back to Mesopotamia, but will be moving permanently to her new family.

Abraham's servant insisted on not being delayed. He felt they needed to leave right away. Now for the first time, Rebekah is allowed a say in the matter. The family suggests they ask her if she is willing to go with Abraham's servant so quickly. It's possible they presumed that Rebekah would agree with them about waiting a few days before her departure. If she didn't want to go just yet, it would be difficult for Abraham's servant to compel them to make her leave with him so soon.
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