Genesis 24:14
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New International Version
May it be that when I say to a young woman, 'Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' and she says, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too'--let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."

King James Bible
And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

Darby Bible Translation
And let it come to pass, [that] the maiden to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink, and who will say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also, be she whom thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and hereby I shall know that thou hast dealt kindly with my master.

World English Bible
Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say, 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink,' and she will say, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink,'--let her be the one you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath been, the young person unto whom I say, Incline, I pray thee, thy pitcher, and I drink, and she hath said, Drink, and I water also thy camels) -- her Thou hast decided for Thy servant, for Isaac; and by it I know that Thou hast done kindness with my lord.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And he said, O Lord God, etc. - "The conduct of this servant," says Dr. Dodd, "appears no less pious than rational. By supplicating for a sign, he acknowledges God to be the great superintendent and director of the universe, and of that event in particular; and at the same time, by asking a natural sign, such as betokened humanity, condescension, and other qualities which promised a discreet and virtuous wife, he puts his prayer upon such a discreet, rational footing, as to be a proper example for all to imitate who would not tempt the providence of God, by expecting extraordinary signs to be given them for the determination of cases which they are capable of deciding by a proper use of their rational faculties." This is all very good; but certainly the case referred to here is such a one as required especial direction from God; a case which no use of the rational faculties, without Divine influence, could be sufficient to determine. It is easy to run into extremes, and it is very natural so to do. In all things the assistance and blessing of God are necessary, even where human strength and wisdom have the fullest and freest sphere of action; but there are numberless cases, of infinite consequence to man, where his strength and prudence can be of little or no avail, and where the God of all grace must work all things according to the counsel of his own will. To expect the accomplishment of any good end, without a proper use of the means, is the most reprehensible enthusiasm; and to suppose that any good can be done or procured without the blessing and mercy of God, merely because proper means are used, is not less reprehensible. Plan, scheme, and labor like Eliezer, and then, by earnest faith and prayer, commit the whole to the direction and blessing of God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And let.

Judges 6:17,37 And he said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me...

1 Samuel 14:9 If they say thus to us, Tarry until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up to them.

she that.

Genesis 24:44 And she say to me, Both drink you, and I will also draw for your camels...

Proverbs 19:14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.


Genesis 15:8 And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

Exodus 4:1-9 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice: for they will say...

Judges 6:17,37 And he said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me...

Judges 7:13-15 And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream to his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and...

Judges 18:5 And they said to him, Ask counsel, we pray you, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.

1 Samuel 6:7-9 Now therefore make a new cart, and take two milk cows, on which there has come no yoke, and tie the cows to the cart...

1 Samuel 10:2-10 When you are departed from me to day, then you shall find two men by Rachel's sepulcher in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah...

1 Samuel 14:8,10 Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over to these men, and we will discover ourselves to them...

1 Samuel 20:7 If he say thus, It is well; your servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him.

2 Samuel 5:24 And let it be, when you hear the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then you shall bestir yourself...

2 Samuel 20:9 And Joab said to Amasa, Are you in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

2 Kings 20:8-11 And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me...

Isaiah 7:11 Ask you a sign of the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

Romans 1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come to you.

Guidance in the Way
'I being in the way, the Lord led me.'--GENESIS xxiv. 27. So said Abraham's anonymous servant when telling how he had found Rebekah at the well, and known her to be the destined bride of his master's servant. There is no more beautiful page, even amongst the many lovely ones in these ancient stories, than this domestic idyll of the mission of the faithful servant from far Canaan across the desert. The homely test by which he would determine that the maiden should be pointed out to him, the glimpse
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
Subdivision B. At Jacob's Well, and at Sychar. ^D John IV. 5-42. ^d 5 So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 and Jacob's well was there. [Commentators long made the mistake of supposing that Shechem, now called Nablous, was the town here called Sychar. Sheckem lies a mile and a half west of Jacob's well, while the real Sychar, now called 'Askar, lies scarcely half a mile north of the well. It was a small town, loosely called
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Genesis 24:13
See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.

Genesis 24:15
Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor.

Genesis 24:18
"Drink, my lord," she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.

Genesis 24:19
After she had given him a drink, she said, "I'll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink."

Genesis 24:43
See, I am standing beside this spring. If a young woman comes out to draw water and I say to her, "Please let me drink a little water from your jar,"

1 Samuel 14:10
But if they say, 'Come up to us,' we will climb up, because that will be our sign that the LORD has given them into our hands."

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