Genesis 24:29
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New International Version
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurried out to the man at the spring.

New Living Translation
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, who ran out to meet the man at the spring.

English Standard Version
Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban. Laban ran out toward the man, to the spring.

New American Standard Bible
Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.

King James Bible
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and Laban ran out to the man at the spring.

International Standard Version
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, who ran out to the man and met him at the spring.

NET Bible
(Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban.) Laban rushed out to meet the man at the spring.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban; and Laban ran out unto the man to the fountain.

King James 2000 Bible
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

American King James Version
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.

American Standard Version
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the fountain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Rebecca had a brother named Laban, who went out in haste to the man, to the well.

Darby Bible Translation
And Rebecca had a brother, named Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.

English Revised Version
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the fountain.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.

World English Bible
Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. Laban ran out to the man, to the spring.

Young's Literal Translation
And Rebekah hath a brother, and his name is Laban, and Laban runneth unto the man who is without, unto the fountain;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

24:29-53 The making up of the marriage between Isaac and Rebekah is told very particularly. We are to notice God's providence in the common events of human life, and in them to exercise prudence and other graces. Laban went to ask Abraham's servant in, but not till he saw the ear-ring, and bracelet upon his sister's hands. We know Laban's character, by his conduct afterwards, and may think that he would not have been so free to entertain him, if he had not hoped to be well rewarded for it. The servant was intent upon his business. Though he was come off a journey, and come to a good house, he would not eat till he had told his errand. The doing our work, and the fulfilling our trusts, either for God or man, should be preferred by us before our food: it was our Saviour's meat and drink, Joh 4:34. He tells them the charge his master had given him, with the reason of it. He relates what had happened at the well, to further the proposal, plainly showing the finger of God in it. Those events which to us seem the effect of choice, contrivance, or chance, are appointed out of God. This hinders not, but rather encourages the use of all proper means. They freely and cheerfully close with the proposal; and any matter is likely to be comfortable, when it proceeds from the Lord. Abraham's servant thankfully acknowledges the good success he had met with. He was a humble man, and humble men are not ashamed to own their situation in life, whatever it may be. All our temporal concerns are sweet if intermixed with godliness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. "White," whose character has been considerably traduced, the Biblical narrative not representing him as "a monster of moral depravity," but rather as actuated by generous imputes and hospitable dispositions (Kalisch). And Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well. That Laban, and not Bethuel, should have the prominence in all the subsequent transactions concerning Rebekah has been explained by the supposition that Bethuel was now dead (Josephus), but vide ver. 50; that he was altogether an insignificant character (Lange, Wordsworth); that firstborn sons enjoyed during their father's lifetime a portion of his authority, and even on important occasions represented him (Kalisch); that in those times it was usual for brothers to take a special interest in sisters' marriages - cf. Genesis 34:13; Judges 21:22; 2 Samuel 13:22 (Rosenmüller, Michaelis).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban,.... Perhaps he was her only brother, or however the elder brother, the principal in the family, her father Bethuel being old:

and Laban ran out: out of his house, and out of the city of Haran:

unto the man unto the well; this was after Rebekah had got home, and had related to the family whom she had met with at the well, and what had passed between them, as follows:

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29-31. Rebekah had a brother … Laban ran out—From what we know of his character, there is reason to believe that the sight of the dazzling presents increased both his haste and his invitation.

Genesis 24:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
Rebekah is Chosen
28Then the girl ran and told her mother's household about these things. 29Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring. 30When he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister's wrists, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "This is what the man said to me," he went to the man; and behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:30
As soon as he had seen the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister's arms, and had heard Rebekah tell what the man said to her, he went out to the man and found him standing by the camels near the spring.

Genesis 25:20
and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.

Genesis 27:43
Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Harran.

Genesis 29:5
He said to them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" "Yes, we know him," they answered.

Genesis 29:13
As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister's son, he hurried to meet him. He embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his home, and there Jacob told him all these things.
Treasury of Scripture

And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.

Genesis 24:55,60 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us …

Genesis 29:5 And he said to them, Know you Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, …

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