Genesis 24:58 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:58, NIV: "So they called Rebekah and asked her, 'Will you go with this man?' 'I will go,' she said."

Genesis 24:58, ESV: "And they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” She said, “I will go.”"

Genesis 24:58, KJV: "And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go."

Genesis 24:58, NASB: "Then they called Rebekah and said to her, 'Will you go with this man?' And she said, 'I will go.'"

Genesis 24:58, NLT: "So they called Rebekah. 'Are you willing to go with this man?' they asked her. And she replied, 'Yes, I will go.'"

Genesis 24:58, CSB: "They called Rebekah and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" She replied, "I will go.""

What does Genesis 24:58 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

For the first time, apparently, Rebekah is being given some say in the matter of whether she will go with Abraham's servant back to Canaan. At least she is being asked if she is willing to leave immediately for this strange country to be married to a man she has not met before. It's possible that her brother and mother believed that, if asked, Rebekah would agree with them about waiting a few days. If so, they must have been disappointed about her immediate agreement: "I will go."

We're not told if Rebekah's willingness to leave so quickly was due to a difficult relationship with her family or, more likely, if it represented a willingness to do the Lord's will as it had been so dramatically revealed in her life the day before. In either case, her statement is the final word. The family has agreed to terms, and Rebekah is willing. The company will prepare to depart.