English Standard Version
but you shall go to my father’s house and to my clan and take a wife for my son.’
King James Bible
But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
American Standard Version
But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son.
But thou shalt go to my father's house, and shalt take a wife of my own kindred for my son:
English Revised Version
but thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son.
Webster's Bible Translation
But thou shalt go to my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son.
Genesis 24:38 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
As soon as Laban her brother had seen the splendid presents and heard her account, he hurried out to the stranger at the well, to bring him to the house with his attendants and animals, and to show to him the customary hospitality of the East. The fact that Laban addressed him as the blessed of Jehovah (Genesis 24:31), may be explained from the words of the servant, who had called his master's God Jehovah. The servant discharged his commission before he partook of the food set before him (the Kethibh ויישׂם in Genesis 24:33 is the imperf. Kal of ישׂם equals שׂוּם); and commencing with his master's possessions and family affairs, he described with the greatest minuteness his search for a wife, and the success which he had thus far met with, and then (in Genesis 24:49) pressed his suit thus: "And now, if he will show kindness and truth to my lord, tell me; and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand or to the left," sc., to seek in other families a wife for Isaac.
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my father's. i.e., where the family of Haran his brother had settled; and where he himself had remained some time with his father Terah. Nahor did not dwell at Ur of the Chaldees, but at Haran in Mesopotamia. The true worship of God seems to have been in some measure preserved in this family, though afterwards corrupted.
My master made me swear, saying, 'You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell,
I said to my master, 'Perhaps the woman will not follow me.'
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