Genesis 24:39
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English Standard Version
I said to my master, ‘Perhaps the woman will not follow me.’

King James Bible
And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

American Standard Version
And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I answered my master: What if the woman will not come with me?

English Revised Version
And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I said to my master, It may be the woman will not follow me.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As soon as Laban her brother had seen the splendid presents and heard her account, he hurried out to the stranger at the well, to bring him to the house with his attendants and animals, and to show to him the customary hospitality of the East. The fact that Laban addressed him as the blessed of Jehovah (Genesis 24:31), may be explained from the words of the servant, who had called his master's God Jehovah. The servant discharged his commission before he partook of the food set before him (the Kethibh ויישׂם in Genesis 24:33 is the imperf. Kal of ישׂם equals שׂוּם); and commencing with his master's possessions and family affairs, he described with the greatest minuteness his search for a wife, and the success which he had thus far met with, and then (in Genesis 24:49) pressed his suit thus: "And now, if he will show kindness and truth to my lord, tell me; and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand or to the left," sc., to seek in other families a wife for Isaac.

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Genesis 24:5 And the servant said to him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land...

Peradventure. We may see, says Calmet, by this and other passages of Scripture, (Jos.

Genesis 9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

,) what the sentiments of the ancients were relative to an oath. They believed that they were bound precisely by what was spoken, and had no liberty to interpret the intentions of those by whom the oath was made.

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Genesis 24:5
The servant said to him, "Perhaps the woman may not be willing to follow me to this land. Must I then take your son back to the land from which you came?"

Genesis 24:38
but you shall go to my father's house and to my clan and take a wife for my son.'

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