Genesis 24:3
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New International Version
I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living,

New Living Translation
Swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not allow my son to marry one of these local Canaanite women.

English Standard Version
that I may make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell,

New American Standard Bible
and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live,

King James Bible
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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and I will have you swear by the LORD, God of heaven and God of earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I live,

International Standard Version
as a promise to the LORD, the God of heaven and earth, that you won't acquire a wife for my son from the Canaanite women among whom I'm living.

NET Bible
so that I may make you solemnly promise by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of the earth: You must not acquire a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I want you to swear by the LORD God of heaven and earth that you will not get my son a wife from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I'm living.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of the heavens 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;

King James 2000 Bible
And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

American King James Version
And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

American Standard Version
And I will make thee swear by Jehovah, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that thou wilt not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That I may make thee swear by the Lord the God of heaven and earth, that thou take not a wife for my son, of the daughters of the Chanaanites, among whom I dwell:

Darby Bible Translation
and I will make thee swear by Jehovah, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth, that thou take not a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am dwelling;

English Revised Version
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 for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that thou wilt not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell:

World English Bible
I will make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live.

Young's Literal Translation
and I cause thee to swear by Jehovah, God of the heavens, and God of the earth, that thou dost not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanite, in the midst of whom I am dwelling;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

24:1-9 The effect of good example, good teaching, and the worship of God in a family, will generally appear in the piety, faithfulness, prudence, and affection of the servants. To live in such families, or to have such servants, both are blessings from God which should be highly valued, and thankfully acknowledged. But no concern in life is of greater importance to ourselves, to others, or to the church of God, than marriage. It therefore ought always to be undertaken with much care and prudence, especially with reference to the will of God, and with prayer for his direction and blessing. Where good parents are not consulted and regarded, the blessing of God cannot be expected. Parents, in disposing of their children, should carefully consult the welfare of their souls, and their furtherance in the way to heaven. Observe the charge Abraham gave to a good servant, one whose conduct, faithfulness, and affection, to him and his family, he had long known. Observe also, that Abraham remembers that God had wonderfully brought him out of the land of his birth, by the call of his grace; and therefore doubts not but He will prosper his care, not to bring his son thither again. God will cause that to end in our comfort, in which we sincerely aim at his glory.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of earth,.... The Maker and possessor of heaven and earth, by whom Abraham used to swear whenever he did, and by whom only men should swear, see Genesis 14:22. The Targum of Jonathan is,"I will make thee swear by the name of the Word of the Lord God,''which strengthens the sense given of the rite before observed:

that thou wilt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; these being not only idolaters, and very wicked people, degenerated yet more and more, but were the seed of the accursed Canaan; and who in process of time would be dispossessed of the land, and be destroyed. Now though Isaac was forty years of age, and one would think at an age sufficient to have chosen a wife for himself; but as Abraham knew that he had a great respect for this servant, and would be influenced by him in such a choice, and especially as this affair was now about to be committed to his care, and no doubt with the consent of Isaac, therefore he thus charges and adjures him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. thou shalt not take a wife, &c.—Among pastoral tribes the matrimonial arrangements are made by the parents, and a youth must marry, not among strangers, but in his own tribe—custom giving him a claim, which is seldom or never resisted, to the hand of his first cousin. But Abraham had a far higher motive—a fear lest, if his son married into a Canaanitish family, he might be gradually led away from the true God.

Genesis 24:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Wife for Isaac
2Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he owned, "Please place your hand under my thigh, 3and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live, 4but you will go to my country and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

Genesis 10:15
Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites,

Genesis 14:19
and he blessed Abram, saying, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.

Genesis 14:22
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the LORD, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,

Genesis 24:7
"The LORD, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father's household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, 'To your offspring I will give this land'--he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.

Genesis 26:34
When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite.

Genesis 26:35
They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.

Genesis 27:46
Then Rebekah said to Isaac, "I'm disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living."

Genesis 28:1
So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him: "Do not marry a Canaanite woman.

Genesis 28:8
Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac;

Genesis 47:31
"Swear to me," he said. Then Joseph swore to him, and Israel worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.

Deuteronomy 7:3
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,

Judges 14:3
His father and mother replied, "Isn't there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me. She's the right one for me."

Psalm 136:26
Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

swear.

Genesis 21:23 Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely …

Genesis 26:28-31 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with you: and we …

Genesis 31:44-53 Now therefore come you, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let …

Genesis 50:25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will …

Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the …

Exodus 22:11 Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he has …

Exodus 23:13 And in all things that I have said to you be circumspect: and make …

Leviticus 19:12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane …

Numbers 5:21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and …

Deuteronomy 6:13 You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.

Deuteronomy 10:20 You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him …

Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear to me by the LORD, since I have …

1 Samuel 20:17 And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for …

Nehemiah 13:25 And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of …

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, …

Isaiah 48:1 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of …

Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the …

Jeremiah 4:2 And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in …

Jeremiah 12:16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways …

Zephaniah 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven on the housetops; and them …

Hebrews 6:16 For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation …

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Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the …

2 Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, …

2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made …

Nehemiah 9:6 You, even you, are LORD alone; you have made heaven, the heaven of …

Psalm 115:15 You are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.

Jeremiah 10:11 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens …

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Genesis 6:2,4 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; …

Genesis 26:34,35 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter …

Genesis 27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters …

Genesis 28:1,2,8 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said …

Exodus 34:16 And you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters …

Deuteronomy 7:3,4 Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall …

1 Corinthians 7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband lives; but if …

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship …

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