Genesis 24:28
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English Standard Version
Then the young woman ran and told her mother’s household about these things.

King James Bible
And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

American Standard Version
And the damsel ran, and told her mother's house according to these words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the maid ran, and told in her mother's house, all that she had heard.

English Revised Version
And the damsel ran, and told her mother's house according to these words.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the damsel ran, and told these things to her mother's house.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the watering of the camels was over, the man took a golden nose-ring of the weight of a beka, i.e., half a shekel (Exodus 38:26), and two golden armlets of 10 shekels weight, and (as we find from Genesis 24:30 and Genesis 24:47) placed these ornaments upon her, not as a bridal gift, but in return for her kindness. He then asked her about her family, and whether there was room in her father's house for him and his attendants to pass the night there; and it was not trill after Rebekah had told him that she was the daughter of Bethuel, the nephew of Abraham, and had given a most cheerful assent to his second question, that he felt sure that this was the wife appointed by Jehovah for Isaac. He then fell down and thanked Jehovah for His grace and truth, whilst Rebekah in the meantime had hastened home to relate all that had occurred to "her mother's house," i.e., to the female portion of her family. חסד the condescending love, אמת the truth which God had displayed in the fulfilment of His promise, and here especially manifested to him in bringing him to the home of his master's relations.

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Genesis 24:48,55,67 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham...

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her mother's. Some have conjectured from this, that her father Bethuel was dead; and the person called Bethuel, (ver.

50,) was a younger brother. This is possible; but as Dr. A. Clarke remarks, the mother's house might be mentioned were even the father alive; for in Asiatic countries, the women have apartments entirely separate from those of the men, in which their little children and grown-up daughters reside with them. This was probably the case here; though, from the whole narrative, it is very probable that Bethuel was dead, as the whole business appears to be conducted by Rebekah's brothers.

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Genesis 29:12
And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's kinsman, and that he was Rebekah's son, and she ran and told her father.

Genesis 24:29
Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban. Laban ran out toward the man, to the spring.

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