Genesis 24:59 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:59, NIV: "So they sent their sister Rebekah on her way, along with her nurse and Abraham's servant and his men."

Genesis 24:59, ESV: "So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant and his men."

Genesis 24:59, KJV: "And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men."

Genesis 24:59, NASB: "So they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse with Abraham’s servant and his men."

Genesis 24:59, NLT: "So they said good-bye to Rebekah and sent her away with Abraham's servant and his men. The woman who had been Rebekah's childhood nurse went along with her."

Genesis 24:59, CSB: "So they sent away their sister Rebekah with the one who had nursed and raised her, and Abraham's servant and his men."

What does Genesis 24:59 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

With Rebekah's agreement to an immediate departure for her future in Canaan with Isaac, her family agreed to let her go. More specifically, they sent her away. It was truly their decision to make, and they did as she wished.

Along with Rebekah, they send her nurse, likely a caregiving servant/nanny who has helped to raise Rebekah from a small child. We will learn later that the nurse's name is Deborah (Genesis 35:8). They also send along with Rebekah some of her "young women" or servant girls (Genesis 24:61).

Abraham's servant and his men are released by the family to depart as well.