New Living Translation
Go instead to my homeland, to my relatives, and find a wife there for my son Isaac."
King James Bible
But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
Darby Bible Translation
but thou shalt go to my land and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.
World English Bible
But you shall go to my country, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."
Young's Literal Translation
but unto my land and unto my kindred dost thou go, and hast taken a wife for my son, for Isaac.'
Genesis 24:4 Parallel
CommentaryGenesis 24:4 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
If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back.
The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father's family, and go to the land that I will show you.
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?"
So Isaac called for Jacob, blessed him, and said, "You must not marry any of these Canaanite women.
His father and mother objected. "Isn't there even one woman in our tribe or among all the Israelites you could marry?" they asked. "Why must you go to the pagan Philistines to find a wife?" But Samson told his father, "Get her for me! She looks good to me."
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