New Living Translation
"But I said to my master, 'What if I can't find a young woman who is willing to go back with me?'
King James Bible
And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
Darby Bible Translation
And I said to my master, Perhaps the woman will not follow me?
World English Bible
I asked my master, 'What if the woman will not follow me?'
Young's Literal Translation
'And I say unto my lord, It may be the woman doth not come after me;
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CommentaryGenesis 24:39 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
The servant asked, "But what if I can't find a young woman who is willing to travel so far from home? Should I then take Isaac there to live among your relatives in the land you came from?"
Go instead to my father's house, to my relatives, and find a wife there for my son.'
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