New International Version
"Make sure that you do not take my son back there," Abraham said.
King James Bible
And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham said to him, Beware that thou bring not my son thither again.
World English Bible
Abraham said to him, "Beware that you don't bring my son there again.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham saith unto him, 'Take heed to thyself, lest thou cause my son to turn back thither;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Peradventure the woman will not be willing - We may see, says Calmet, by this and other passages of Scripture, Joshua 9:18, what the sentiments of the ancients were relative to an oath. They believed they were bound precisely by what was spoken, and had no liberty to interpret the intentions of those to whom the oath was made.
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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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.
The servant asked him, "What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land? Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?"
If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there."
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