Genesis 24:56
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New International Version
But he said to them, "Do not detain me, now that the LORD has granted success to my journey. Send me on my way so I may go to my master."

New Living Translation
But he said, "Don't delay me. The LORD has made my mission successful; now send me back so I can return to my master."

English Standard Version
But he said to them, “Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.”

New American Standard Bible
He said to them, "Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master."

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But he responded to them, "Do not delay me, since the LORD has made my journey a success. Send me away so that I may go to my master."

International Standard Version
"Please don't delay me," the servant answered them. "The LORD has made my journey successful. Send me off so I can return to my master."

NET Bible
But he said to them, "Don't detain me--the LORD has granted me success on my journey. Let me leave now so I may return to my master."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to them, "Don't delay me now that the LORD has made my trip successful. Let me go back to my master."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD has prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD has prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

American King James Version
And he said to them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD has prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing Jehovah hath prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Stay me not, said he, because the Lord hath prospered my way: send me away, that I may go to my master.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Do not hinder me, seeing Jehovah has prospered my way: send me away, and I will go to my master.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way: send me away, that I may go to my master.

World English Bible
He said to them, "Don't hinder me, since Yahweh has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto them, 'Do not delay me, seeing Jehovah hath prospered my way; send me away, and I go to my lord;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

24:54-67 Abraham's servant, as one that chose his work before his pleasure, was for hastening home. Lingering and loitering no way become a wise and good man who is faithful to his duty. As children ought not to marry without their parents' consent, so parents ought not to marry them without their own. Rebekah consented, not only to go, but to go at once. The goodness of Rebekah's character shows there was nothing wrong in her answer, though it be not agreeable to modern customs among us. We may hope that she had such an idea of the religion and godliness in the family she was to go to, as made her willing to forget her own people and her father's house. Her friends dismiss her with suitable attendants, and with hearty good wishes. They blessed Rebekah. When our relations are entering into a new condition, we ought by prayer to commend them to the blessing and grace of God. Isaac was well employed when he met Rebekah. He went out to take the advantage of a silent evening, and a solitary place, for meditation and prayer; those divine exercises by which we converse with God and our own hearts. Holy souls love retirement; it will do us good to be often alone, if rightly employed; and we are never less alone than when alone. Observe what an affectionate son Isaac was: it was about three years since his mother died, and yet he was not, till now, comforted. See also what an affectionate husband he was to his wife. Dutiful sons promise fair to be affectionate husbands; he that fills up his first station in life with honour, is likely to do the same in those that follow.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 56-60. - Still urging his suit for permission to depart, Laban and the mother of Rebekah proposed that the maiden should be left to decide a matter so important for her by her own inclinations. When consulted she expressed her readiness at once to accompany the venerable messenger to his distant home; and accordingly, without more delay, she was dismissed from her mother's tent, attended by a faithful nurse (Genesis 35:8) and enriched by the blessing of her pious relatives, who said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions (literally, our sister thou, become to thousands of myriads, i.e. let thy descendants be very numerous), and let thy seed possess the gate (vide Genesis 22:17) of those which hate them.

CHAPTER 24:61-67

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said unto them, hinder me not,.... Do not detain me, let me set forward on my journey:

seeing, the Lord hath prospered my way; succeeded him in what he came about; and by his being succeeded so well, and so soon, it seemed to be the mind of the Lord that he should hasten his journey homeward:

send me away, that I may go to my master; and carry him the good news of his success, and attend his domestic affairs, over which he was set.



Genesis 24:56 Additional Commentaries
Context
Rebekah is Chosen
55But her brother and her mother said, "Let the girl stay with us a few days, say ten; afterward she may go." 56He said to them, "Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master." 57And they said, "We will call the girl and consult her wishes."…
Cross References
Genesis 24:40
"He replied, 'The LORD, before whom I have walked faithfully, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success, so that you can get a wife for my son from my own clan and from my father's family.

Genesis 24:54
Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there. When they got up the next morning, he said, "Send me on my way to my master."

Genesis 24:57
Then they said, "Let's call the young woman and ask her about it."

Genesis 30:25
After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me on my way so I can go back to my own homeland.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD has prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

Hinder.

Genesis 45:9-13 Haste you, and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus said your …

Proverbs 25:25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

prospered.

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you …

Isaiah 48:15 I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him: I have brought him, …

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