And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah…
I. IN THE PROMPT AND COMPLETE ANSWER GIVEN TO HIS PRAYER. The maiden appeared on the scene which he had pictured to his mind's eye, and displayed all the qualities which he had looked for in a bride for Isaac. She was civil and courteous, open and sincere, kind, simple, and unaffected.
II. IN THE CONTROL OF APPARENT ACCIDENTS.
III. IN THE IMPRESSION MADE UPON THE STEWARD HIMSELF.
1. He pauses to see whether Divine Providence is still leading on (ver. 21).
2. He acts upon the favours of Providence already received (ver. 22).
3. He engages in an act of praise (vers. 26, 27).
IV. IN THE RECOGNITION OF GOD BY ALL CONCERNED (vers. 27, 28, 31).
(T. H. Leale.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.