Genesis 24:4
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New International Version
but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac."

New Living Translation
Go instead to my homeland, to my relatives, and find a wife there for my son Isaac."

English Standard Version
but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”

New American Standard Bible
but you will go to my country and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."

King James Bible
But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but will go to my land and my family to take a wife for my son Isaac."

International Standard Version
Instead, you are to go to my country and to my family and acquire a wife for my son Isaac."

NET Bible
You must go instead to my country and to my relatives to find a wife for my son Isaac."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, you will go to the land of my relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son, even for Isaac.'

New American Standard 1977
but you shall go to my country and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
but thou shalt go unto my country and to my kindred and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

King James 2000 Bible
But you shall go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

American King James Version
But you shall go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son Isaac.

American Standard Version
But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that thou go to my own country and kindred, and take a wife from thence for my son Isaac.

Darby Bible Translation
but thou shalt go to my land and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

English Revised Version
but thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

Webster's Bible Translation
But thou shalt go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

World English Bible
But you shall go to my country, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."

Young's Literal Translation
but unto my land and unto my kindred dost thou go, and hast taken a wife for my son, for Isaac.'
Study Bible
A Wife for Isaac
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." 5The servant said to him, "Suppose the woman is not willing to follow me to this land; should I take your son back to the land from where you came?"…
Word Study

But thou shalt go
yalak  (yaw-lak')
to walk; causatively, to carry (in various senses)

unto my country
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.

and to my kindred
mowledeth  (mo-leh'-deth)
nativity (plural birth-place); by implication, lineage, native country; also offspring, family -- begotten, born, issue, kindred, native(-ity).

and take
laqach  (law-kakh')
to take (in the widest variety of applications)

a wife
'ishshah  (ish-shaw')
irregular plural, nashiym {naw-sheem'}; a woman

unto my son
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.

Isaac
Yitschaq  (yits-khawk')
laughter (i.e. mochery); Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham -- Isaac.

Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Cross References
Hebrews 11:15
If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.

Genesis 12:1
Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you;

Genesis 24:5
The servant said to him, "Suppose the woman is not willing to follow me to this land; should I take your son back to the land from where you came?"

Genesis 28:1
So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.

Judges 14:3
Then his father and his mother said to him, "Is there no woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me, for she looks good to me."
Treasury of Scripture

But you shall go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son Isaac.

to my kindred.

Genesis 11:25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, …

Genesis 12:1,7 Now the LORD had said to Abram, Get you out of your country, and …

Genesis 22:20-23 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, …

Genesis 28:2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father…

There does not appear in all this concern the least taint of worldly policy, or any of those motives which usually govern men in the settlement of their children. No mention is made of riches, or honours, or natural accomplishments, but merely of what related to God.--Fuller.

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