Genesis 24:17
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English Standard Version
Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water to drink from your jar.”

King James Bible
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

American Standard Version
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Give me to drink, I pray thee, a little water from thy pitcher.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the servant ran to meet her, and said: Give me a little water to drink of thy pitcher.

English Revised Version
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Give me to drink, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water from thy pitcher.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The servant then went, with ten camels and things of every description belonging to his master, into Mesopotamia to the city of Nahor, i.e., Haran, where Nahor dwelt (Genesis 11:31, and Genesis 12:4). On his arrival there, he made the camels kneel down, or rest, without the city by the well, "at the time of evening, the time at which the women come out to draw water," and at which, now as then, women and girls are in the habit of fetching the water required for the house (vid., Robinson's Palestine ii. 368ff.). He then prayed to Jehovah, the God of Abraham, "Let there come to meet me to-day," sc., the person desired, the object of my mission. He then fixed upon a sign connected with the custom of the country, by the occurrence of which he might decide upon the maiden (הנּער puella, used in the Pentateuch for both sexes, except in Deuteronomy 22:19, where נערה occurs) whom Jehovah had indicated as the wife appointed for His servant Isaac. הוכיח (Genesis 24:14) to set right, then to point out as right; not merely to appoint. He had scarcely ended his prayer when his request was granted. Rebekah did just what he had fixed upon as a token, not only giving him to drink, but offering to water his camels, and with youthful vivacity carrying out her promise. Niebuhr met with similar kindness in those regions (see also Robinson, Pal. ii. 351, etc.). The servant did not give himself blindly up to first impressions, however, but tested the circumstances.

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1 Kings 17:10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks...

John 4:7,9 There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus said to her, Give me to drink...

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Genesis 26:1-35 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham...

Isaiah 21:14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

Isaiah 30:25 And there shall be on every high mountain, and on every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter...

Isaiah 35:6,7 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out...

Isaiah 41:17,18 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue fails for thirst, I the LORD will hear them...

Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them...

Cross References
John 4:7
A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."

Genesis 24:45
"Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her water jar on her shoulder, and she went down to the spring and drew water. I said to her, 'Please let me drink.'

1 Kings 17:10
So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, "Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink."

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