New International Version
Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful.
King James Bible
And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
Darby Bible Translation
And the man was astonished at her, remaining silent, to know whether Jehovah had made his journey prosperous or not.
World English Bible
The man looked steadfastly at her, remaining silent, to know whether Yahweh had made his journey prosperous or not.
Young's Literal Translation
And the man, wondering at her, remaineth silent, to know whether Jehovah hath made his way prosperous or not.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The man, wondering at her - And he was so lost in wonder and astonishment at her simplicity, innocence, and benevolence, that he permitted this delicate female to draw water for ten camels, without ever attempting to afford her any kind of assistance! I know not which to admire most, the benevolence and condescension of Rebekah, or the cold and apparently stupid indifference of the servant of Abraham. Surely they are both of an uncommon cast.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
to wit. i.e., 'to know,' or 'to learn.'.
LibraryGuidance 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.
Then he prayed, "LORD, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels.
saying, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master's relatives."
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