Genesis 24:66 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:66, NIV: "Then the servant told Isaac all he had done."

Genesis 24:66, ESV: "And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done."

Genesis 24:66, KJV: "And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done."

Genesis 24:66, NASB: "The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done."

Genesis 24:66, NLT: "Then the servant told Isaac everything he had done."

Genesis 24:66, CSB: "Then the servant told Isaac everything he had done."

What does Genesis 24:66 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Having completed his mission, Abraham's servant made his report to Isaac of all he had done and all that had happened along the way. Given the repetition and detail in the servant's speech to Rebekah's family earlier in this chapter (Genesis 24:34–49), it is unlikely he left anything out. It is very likely that he gave full credit to the Lord for leading him to Rebekah, for the family's approval of the marriage, and for bringing Rebekah to Isaac on this very evening.

Why did the servant make his report to Isaac instead of Abraham? Some believe Abraham may well have died by this point, though the ages given in the Bible make it clear Abraham lived another 35 years after Isaac married Rebecca (Genesis 21:5; 25:20; 25:7). It's most likely that Abraham was simply in another location when the servant arrived and would receive the same report at another time.