1 And it came to pass after these
things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham:
and he said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom
thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer
him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which
I will tell thee of.
3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his
ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son,
and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and
went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw
the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the
ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come
again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid
it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and
a knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father:
and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire
and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb
for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and
Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and
bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife
to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven,
and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do
thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God,
seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind
him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went
and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in
the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as
it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be
15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven
the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because
thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I
will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the
sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess
the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
because thou hast obeyed my voice.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up
and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told
Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children
unto thy brother Nahor;
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to
Nahor, Abraham's brother.
24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah,
and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
1 And Sarah was an hundred and
seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life
2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land
of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep
3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto
the sons of Heth, saying,
4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession
of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my
5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the
choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold
from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the
land, even to the children of Heth.
8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that
I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat
for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath,
which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is
worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace
10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the
Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of
Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave
that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons
of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of
the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear
me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and
I will bury my dead there.
14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred
shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore
16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to
Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the
sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money
with the merchant.
17 And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was
before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and
all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders
round about, were made sure.
18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children
of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave
of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in
the land of Canaan.
20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure
unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons
1 And Abraham was old, and well
stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that
ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under
3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven,
and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto
my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and
take a wife unto my son Isaac.
5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will
not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring
thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not
my son thither again.
7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house,
and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and
that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land;
he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife
unto my son from thence.
8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then
thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son
9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his
master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master,
and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand:
and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by
a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that
women go out to draw water.
12 And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee,
send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master
13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters
of the men of the city come out to draw water:
14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall
say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and
she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also:
let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant
Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness
unto my master.
15 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
16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither
had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled
her pitcher, and came up.
17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray
thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down
her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will
draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough,
and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all
21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether
the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that
the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two
bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee:
is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?
24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son
of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender
enough, and room to lodge in.
26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.
27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham,
who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth:
I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's
28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these
29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban
ran out unto the man, unto the well.
30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets
upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah
his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came
unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore
standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room
for the camels.
32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels,
and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash
his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.
33 And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I
will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak
34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become
great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver,
and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and
36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she
was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.
37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take
a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose
land I dwell:
38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred,
and take a wife unto my son.
39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not
40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send
his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take
a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:
41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest
to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be
clear from my oath.
42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of
my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:
43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to
pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I
say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher
44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw
for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath
appointed out for my master's son.
45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah
came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down
unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink,
I pray thee.
46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder,
and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I
drank, and she made the camels drink also.
47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she
said, the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare
unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets
upon her hands.
48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed
the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right
way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.
49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master,
tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand,
or to the left.
50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth
from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let
her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their
words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.
53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels
of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also
to her brother and to her mother precious things.
54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with
him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning,
and he said, Send me away unto my master.
55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide
with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath
prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.
57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her
58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go
with this man? And she said, I will go.
59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and
Abraham's servant, and his men.
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our
sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let
thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the
camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah,
and went his way.
62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he
dwelt in the south country.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide:
and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she
lighted off the camel.
65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that
walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It
is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took
Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac
was comforted after his mother's death.