New International Version
When Abraham's servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the LORD.
King James Bible
And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when Abraham's servant heard their words, that he bowed down to the earth before Jehovah.
World English Bible
It happened that when Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth to Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when the servant of Abraham hath heard their words, that he boweth himself towards the earth before Jehovah;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Laban and Bethuel - These seem both to be brothers, of whom Laban was the eldest and chief; for the opinion of Josephus appears to be very correct, viz., that Bethuel, the father, had been some time dead. See note Genesis 24:28.
Bad or good - We can neither speak for nor against; it seems to be entirely the work of God, and we cordially submit: consult Rebekah; if she be willing, take her and go. See note Genesis 24:58.
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'I being in the way, the Lord led me.'--GENESIS xxiv. 27. So said Abraham's anonymous servant when telling how he had found Rebekah at the well, and known her to be the destined bride of his master's servant. There is no more beautiful page, even amongst the many lovely ones in these ancient stories, than this domestic idyll of the mission of the faithful servant from far Canaan across the desert. The homely test by which he would determine that the maiden should be pointed out to him, the glimpse …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
Then the man bowed down and worshiped the LORD,
and I bowed down and worshiped the LORD. I praised the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master's brother for his son.
Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master's son, as the LORD has directed."
1 Samuel 1:28
So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there.
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