New Living Translation
So the servant took an oath by putting his hand under the thigh of his master, Abraham. He swore to follow Abraham's instructions.
King James Bible
And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
Darby Bible Translation
And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore unto him concerning that matter.
World English Bible
The servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
Young's Literal Translation
And the servant putteth his hand under the thigh of Abraham his lord, and sweareth to him concerning this matter.
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CommentaryGenesis 24:9 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
One day Abraham said to his oldest servant, the man in charge of his household, "Take an oath by putting your hand under my thigh.
Then he loaded ten of Abraham's camels with all kinds of expensive gifts from his master, and he traveled to distant Aram-naharaim. There he went to the town where Abraham's brother Nahor had settled.
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