Genesis 24:65 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:65, NIV: "and asked the servant, 'Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?' 'He is my master,' the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself."

Genesis 24:65, ESV: "and said to the servant, “Who is that man, walking in the field to meet us?” The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took her veil and covered herself."

Genesis 24:65, KJV: "For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself."

Genesis 24:65, NASB: "She said to the servant, 'Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?' And the servant said, 'He is my master.' Then she took her veil and covered herself."

Genesis 24:65, NLT: "'Who is that man walking through the fields to meet us?' she asked the servant. And he replied, 'It is my master.' So Rebekah covered her face with her veil."

Genesis 24:65, CSB: "and asked the servant, "Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?" The servant answered, "It is my master." So she took her veil and covered herself."

What does Genesis 24:65 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The mission of Abraham's servant to find and deliver a wife for Isaac from among Abraham's extended family back in Mesopotamia is nearly complete (Genesis 24:3–4). He leads a train of camels bearing Rebekah and her entourage to Isaac's home. It is evening. Isaac sees them coming while out in the field and walks into meet them. Rebekah sees Isaac for the first time and quickly dismounts from the camel. She asks the servant who the man is; he confirms that it is his master Isaac.

Rebekah quickly covers her face to hide her features from Isaac since they are not yet married. She may well have kept her face veiled until their wedding.