New International Version
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurried out to the man at the spring.
King James Bible
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
Darby Bible Translation
And Rebecca had a brother, named Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.
World English Bible
Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. Laban ran out to the man, to the spring.
Young's Literal Translation
And Rebekah hath a brother, and his name is Laban, and Laban runneth unto the man who is without, unto the fountain;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Her mother's house - Some have conjectured from this that her father Bethuel was dead; and the person called Bethuel, Genesis 24:50, was a younger brother. This is possible, but the mother's house might be mentioned were even the father alive; for in Asiatic countries the women have apartments entirely separate from those of the men, in which their little children and grown-up daughters reside with them. This was probably the case here, though it is very likely that Bethuel was dead, as the whole business appears to be conducted by Rebekah's brothers.
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'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 …
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As soon as he had seen the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister's arms, and had heard Rebekah tell what the man said to her, he went out to the man and found him standing by the camels near the spring.
and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.
Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Harran.
He said to them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" "Yes, we know him," they answered.
As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister's son, he hurried to meet him. He embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his home, and there Jacob told him all these things.
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