New International Version
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."
King James Bible
And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
Darby Bible Translation
And if the woman be not willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be quit of this my oath: only, bring not my son thither again.
World English Bible
If the woman isn't willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath. Only you shall not bring my son there again."
Young's Literal Translation
and if the woman be not willing to come after thee, then thou hast been acquitted from this mine oath: only my son thou dost not cause to turn back thither.'
Genesis 24:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord God, etc. - He expresses the strongest confidence in God, that the great designs for which he had brought him from his own kindred to propagate the true religion in the earth would be accomplished; and that therefore, when earthly instruments failed, heavenly ones should be employed. He shall send his angel, probably meaning the Angel of the Covenant, of whom see Genesis 15:7.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
"Make sure that you do not take my son back there," Abraham said.
You will be released from my oath if, when you go to my clan, they refuse to give her to you--then you will be released from my oath.'
Now the men had said to her, "This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us
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