Genesis 24:39
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New American Standard Bible
"I said to my master, 'Suppose the woman does not follow me.'

King James Bible
And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

Darby Bible Translation
And I said to my master, Perhaps the woman will not follow me?

World English Bible
I asked my master, 'What if the woman will not follow me?'

Young's Literal Translation
'And I say unto my lord, It may be the woman doth not come after me;

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If, Therefore, Even they who are United in Marriage Only for the Purpose Of...
22. If, therefore, even they who are united in marriage only for the purpose of begetting, for which purpose marriage was instituted, are not compared with the Fathers, seeking their very sons in a way far other than do these; forasmuch as Abraham, being bidden to slay his son, fearless and devoted, spared not his only son, whom from out of great despair he had received [1997] save that he laid down his hand, when He forbade him, at Whose command he had lifted it up; it remains that we consider,
St. Augustine—On the Good of Marriage

The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Ver. 20. "And Noah began and became an husbandman, and planted vineyards."--This does not imply that Noah was the first who began to till the ground, and, more especially, to cultivate the vine; for Cain, too, was a tiller of the ground, Gen. iv. 2. The sense rather is, that Noah, after the flood, again took up this calling. Moreover, the remark has not an independent import; it serves only to prepare the way for the communication of the subsequent account of Noah's drunkenness. By this remark,
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 24:5
The servant said to him, "Suppose the woman is not willing to follow me to this land; should I take your son back to the land from where you came?"

Genesis 24:38
but you shall go to my father's house and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son.'

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