English Standard Version
The man gazed at her in silence to learn whether the LORD had prospered his journey or not.
King James Bible
And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
American Standard Version
And the man looked stedfastly on her, holding his peace, to know whether Jehovah had made his journey prosperous or not.
But he musing beheld her with silence, desirous to know whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.
English Revised Version
And the man looked stedfastly on her; holding his peace, to know whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
Webster's Bible Translation
And the man, wondering at her, held his peace, to know whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous, or not.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The servant then went, with ten camels and things of every description belonging to his master, into Mesopotamia to the city of Nahor, i.e., Haran, where Nahor dwelt (Genesis 11:31, and Genesis 12:4). On his arrival there, he made the camels kneel down, or rest, without the city by the well, "at the time of evening, the time at which the women come out to draw water," and at which, now as then, women and girls are in the habit of fetching the water required for the house (vid., Robinson's Palestine ii. 368ff.). He then prayed to Jehovah, the God of Abraham, "Let there come to meet me to-day," sc., the person desired, the object of my mission. He then fixed upon a sign connected with the custom of the country, by the occurrence of which he might decide upon the maiden (הנּער puella, used in the Pentateuch for both sexes, except in Deuteronomy 22:19, where נערה occurs) whom Jehovah had indicated as the wife appointed for His servant Isaac. הוכיח (Genesis 24:14) to set right, then to point out as right; not merely to appoint. He had scarcely ended his prayer when his request was granted. Rebekah did just what he had fixed upon as a token, not only giving him to drink, but offering to water his camels, and with youthful vivacity carrying out her promise. Niebuhr met with similar kindness in those regions (see also Robinson, Pal. ii. 351, etc.). The servant did not give himself blindly up to first impressions, however, but tested the circumstances.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
to wit. i.e., 'to know,' or 'to learn.'.
And he said, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.
So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw water, and she drew for all his camels.
and said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the LORD has led me in the way to the house of my master's kinsmen."
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