New Living Translation
Go instead to my father's house, to my relatives, and find a wife there for my son.'
King James Bible
But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
Darby Bible Translation
but thou shalt by all means go to my father's house and to my family, and take a wife for my son.
World English Bible
but you shall go to my father's house, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son.'
Young's Literal Translation
If not -- unto the house of my father thou dost go, and unto my family, and thou hast taken a wife for my son.
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CommentaryGenesis 24:38 Parallel Commentaries
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
And my master made me take an oath. He said, 'Do not allow my son to marry one of these local Canaanite women.
"But I said to my master, 'What if I can't find a young woman who is willing to go back with me?'
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