Genesis 24:38
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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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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

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Genesis 24:37
And my master made me take an oath. He said, 'Do not allow my son to marry one of these local Canaanite women.

Genesis 24:39
"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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