And it came to pass that
And now Abraham was old being well stricken in
age and the Lord had blessed Abra ham in all things.
Abraham said unto his eldest servent of his house, that ruled over all that he had
forth I pray thee thy hand under my head, and I will make thee swear before 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
but thou shalt go unto my
country and to my kindred
take a wife unto my son Isaac.
the servent said unto him
the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land, then I must needs bring thy son again unto the land
whence thou camest.
Abraham said unto him
thou that thou bring not my son thither again
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 thee will
I give this land; he shall send his an Angel before thee and
thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
if the woman will not be willi ng to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath only bring not my son thither again. And the servent put his hand
under the head of Abraham his master and
swear to him sware to him concerning this
the Servent took ten Camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master was in his hand. and he
arose and went went to
Mesopotamia unto the City of Nahor and he made his Camels to kneel down with out the
City by a well of watter
at evening the time that women go out to draw watter. and he said, Oh! Lord God of my
master Abraham, I pray thee this
day that thou wouldst shew kindness to my master Abraham, and send me good speed.
Behold, I stand by the well of watter and the daughters of the men of the City come out to
draw watter 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; [p. 58]