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Genesis Chapter 24

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In Search a Bride for Yitzchak

24:1 וְאַבְרָהָם זָקֵן בָּא בַּיָּמִים וַיְהֹוָה בֵּרַךְ אֶת-אַבְרָהָם בַּכֹּל׃

ve'avraham zaken, ba bayamim; vaihvah berach et-'avraham bakkol.

And Avraham was old, advanced in age; and ADONAI had blessed Avraham in every way.

24:2 And Avraham said to his eved zeken of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh:

24:3 And I will make you swear by ADONAI (יהוה), the Elohim (אלהים) of heaven, and the Elohim (אלהים) of the earth, that you shall not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Kenaanites, among whom I dwell:

24:4 But you shall go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son Yitzchak (יצחק).

24:5 And the eved said to him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land: must I needs bring your son again to the land from whence you came?

24:6 And Avraham said to him,

Beware you that you bring not my son thither again.

24:7 The ADONAI (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of shamayim, which took me from my father's house, and from eretz my kindred, and which spoke to me, and that sware to me, saying, to your seed will I give this land; He shall send His malakh (messenger) before you, and you shall take a wife to my son from thence.

24:8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

24:9 And the eved put his hand under the thigh of Avraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

24:10 (iii) And the eved 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 Aram Naharayim, to the city of Nachor.

24:11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of mayim at the time of the evening, [even] the time that women go out to draw [mayim].

24:12 And he said, O ADONAI (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of my master Avraham, I pray you, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness to my master Avraham.

24:13 Hinei, I stand [here] by the well of mayim; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw mayim:


Vehayah hanaara asher omar eleiha hati-na khadekh veeshteh veamrah sheteh vegam-gemaleikha ashkeh otah hokhakhta leavdekha leyitzkhak uvah eda ki-asita khesed im-adoni:

Now let it come to pass, that the young woman to whom I shall say: 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink' and she says, 'Drink, and I also give your camels a drink'-let her be one You have appointed for Your servant Yitzchak (יצחק). And by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.

24:15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, Hinei, Rivkah (רבקה) came out, who was born to Betu'el Ben Milkah, the wife of Nachor, Avraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

24:16 And the young woman [was] very fair to look upon, a betulah, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

24:17 And the eved ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray you, drink a little mayim of your pitcher.

24:18 And she said, Drink, my adon: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

24:19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw [mayim] for your camels also, until they have done drinking.

24:20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw [mayim], and drew for all his camels.

24:21 And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether ADONAI (יהוה) had made his journey prosperous or not.

24:22 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;

24:23 And said, Whose daughter Are you? tell me, I pray you: is there room [in] your father's house for us to lodge in?

24:24 Ve tomer:

Elav Bat Betu'el anokhi Ben Milkah, Ka asher yaldaleh Nachor.

She said to him, "I am the daughter of Betuel, the son of Milkah, whom she bore to Nachor."

24:25 She said moreover to him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

24:26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped ADONAI (יהוה).

24:27 (iv) And he said:

"Baruch [be] ADONAI (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of my master Avraham, who has not left destitute my master of His mercy and His truth: I [being] in the way, ADONAI (יהוה) led me to the house of my master's brethren."

24:28 And the young woman ran, and told [them of] her mother's house these things.

24:29 And Rivkah (רבקה) had a brother, and his name [was] Lavan: and Lavan ran out to the man, to the well.

24:30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rivkah (רבקה) his sister, saying, Thus spoke the man to me; that he came to the man; and, Hinei, he stood by the camels at the well.

24:31 And he said, “Come in, Baruch HaShem! Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels.”

24:32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and mayim to wash his feet, and the men's feet that [were] with him.

24:33 And there was set [oklah (food)] before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

24:34 And he said, I [am] Avraham's eved.

24:35 And ADONAI (יהוה) has berach my master greatly; and he is become great: and he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menavadim, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

24:36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and to him has he given all that he has.

24:37 And my master made me swear, saying, You shall not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Kenaanites, in whose land I dwell:

24:38 But you shall go to my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son.

24:39 And I said to my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

24:40 And he said to me, ADONAI (יהוה), before whom I walk, will send His malakh with you, and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:

24:41 Then shall you be clear from [this] my oath, when you comes to my kindred; and if they give not you [one], you shall be clear from my oath.

24:42 And I came this day to the well, and said, O ADONAI (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of my master Avraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go:


Hineh anokhi nitzav al-ein hamayim vehayah haalmah hayotzet lishov veamarti: “eleiha hashekini-na meat-mayim mikadekh”:

Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass that when the maiden comes out to draw water, and I say to her: "Please give me a little water from your pitcher to drink,"

24:44 And she say to me, Both drink you, and I will also draw for your camels: [let] the same [be] the woman whom ADONAI (יהוה) has appointed out for my master's son.

24:45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, Hinei, Rivkah (רבקה) came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down to the well, and drew [mayim]: and I said to her, Let me drink, I pray you.

24:46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her [shoulder], and said, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

24:47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter Are you? And she said, The daughter of Betu'el, Nachor's son, whom Milkah bare to him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

24:48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped ADONAI (יהוה), and Baruch ADONAI (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of my master Avraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter to his son.

24:49 And now if you 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.

24:50 Then Lavan and Betu'el answered and said, The thing proceedeth from ADONAI (יהוה): we cannot speak to you bad or good.

24:51 Hinei, Rivkah (רבקה) [is] before you, take [her], and go, and let her be your master's son's wife, as ADONAI (יהוה) has spoken.

24:52 And it came to pass, that, when Avraham's eved heard their words, he worshipped ADONAI (יהוה), [bowing himself] to the earth.

24:53 And the eved brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave [them] to Rivkah (רבקה): he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

24:54 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 to my master.

24:55 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.

24:56 And he said to them, Hinder me not, seeing ADONAI (יהוה) has prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

24:57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

24:58 And they called Rivkah (רבקה), and said to her, will you go with this man? And she said, I will go.

24:59 And they sent away Rivkah (רבקה) their sister, and her nurse, and Avraham's eved, and his men. berakhah

24:60 And they said a berakhah over Rivkah (רבקה), and said to her, You Are our sister, be you [the mother] of thousands of millions, and let your seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

24:61 And Rivkah (רבקה) arose, and her naarotei (young women), and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the eved took Rivkah (רבקה), and went his way.

24:62 And Yitzchak (יצחק) came from the way of  Be'er laChai Roi ; for he dwelled in the eretz ha negev.

24:63 And Yitzchak (יצחק) went out to meditate in the field at the erev: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, Hinei, the camels [were] coming.

24:64 And Rivkah (רבקה) lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Yitzchak (יצחק), she lighted off the camel.

24:65 For she [had] said to the eved, What man [is] this that walks in the field to meet us? And the eved [had] said, It [is] my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

24:66 And the eved told Yitzchak (יצחק) all things that he had done.

24:67 And Yitzchak (יצחק) brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rivkah (רבקה), and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Yitzchak (יצחק) was comforted after his mother's [death].

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map of Be'er laChai Roi location

Be'er laChai Roi (3 Occurrences in Beresheet)  (Well of living one בּאר לחי ראי

16:14 Therefore the well was called Be'er laChai Roi. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

24:62 Yitzchak came from the way of Be'er laChai Roi, for he lived in the eretz haNegev.

25:11  Vayehi acharei mot Avraham vayevarech Elohim et-Yitzchak beno vayeshev Yitzchak im-Be'er Lachai Ro'i.

It happened after the death of Avraham that Elohim blessed Yitzchak, his son. Yitzchak lived by Be'er laChai Roi

Beresheet 16:14; Hagar ran away from Sarah 

Beresheet 24:62 (Yitzchak came from the way of Be'er laChai Roi after the Akidah) and

Beresheet 25:11 after death of Avraham Yitzchak lived by Be'er laChai Roi

Almah Naara (naarot-Pl) betulah (virgin) - In the Tenakh These four similar words are use meaning maiden,damsel, girl, young woman, young marriageable woman, virgin, a woman who does not have sexual relationship with man. These four words are also use in the same chapter Beresheet 24

In Greek language


parthénos; gen. parthénou, masc.-fem., adj. In the NT:

(I) In the fem. as a subst., hē parthénos mean