Genesis 24:12
New International Version
Then he prayed, "LORD, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

New Living Translation
“O LORD, God of my master, Abraham,” he prayed. “Please give me success today, and show unfailing love to my master, Abraham.

English Standard Version
And he said, “O LORD, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.

Berean Study Bible
“O LORD, God of my master Abraham,” he prayed, “please grant me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

New American Standard Bible
He said, "O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show lovingkindness to my master Abraham.

New King James Version
Then he said, “O LORD God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

King James Bible
And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

Christian Standard Bible
"LORD, God of my master Abraham," he prayed, "make this happen for me today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

Contemporary English Version
The servant prayed: You, LORD, are the God my master Abraham worships. Please keep your promise to him and let me find a wife for Isaac today.

Good News Translation
He prayed, "LORD, God of my master Abraham, give me success today and keep your promise to my master.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, God of my master Abraham," he prayed, "give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

International Standard Version
That's when he prayed, "LORD God of my master Abraham, help me to succeed today. Please show your gracious love to my master Abraham.

NET Bible
He prayed, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham, guide me today. Be faithful to my master Abraham.

New Heart English Bible
He said, "O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he prayed, "LORD, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today. Show your kindness to Abraham.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said: 'O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, send me, I pray Thee, good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.

New American Standard 1977
And he said, “O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show lovingkindness to my master Abraham.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray you, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.

American King James Version
And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray you, send me good speed this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

American Standard Version
And he said, O Jehovah, the God of my master Abraham, send me, I pray thee, good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraam, prosper my way before me to day, and deal mercifully with my master Abraam.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord the God of my master Abraham, meet me to day, I beseech thee, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, meet me, I pray thee, [with thy blessing] this day, and deal kindly with my master Abraham.

English Revised Version
And he said, O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, send me, I pray thee, good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, prosper me this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

World English Bible
He said, "Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Jehovah, God of my lord Abraham, cause to meet, I pray Thee, before me this day -- (and do kindness with my lord Abraham;
Study Bible
A Wife for Isaac
11As evening approached, he made the camels kneel down near the well outside the town at the time when the women went out to draw water. 12“O LORD, God of my master Abraham,” he prayed, “please grant me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13Here I am, standing beside the spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:21
Meanwhile, the man watched her silently to see whether or not the LORD had made his journey a success.

Genesis 24:27
saying, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not withheld His kindness and faithfulness from my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master's kinsmen."

Genesis 24:42
So when I came to the spring today, I prayed, 'O LORD, God of my master Abraham, if only You would make my journey a success!

Genesis 26:24
and that night the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for the sake of My servant Abraham."

Genesis 27:20
But Isaac asked his son, "How did you ever find it so quickly, my son?" "Because the LORD your God brought it to me," he replied.

Exodus 3:6
Then He said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." At this, Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Exodus 3:15
God also told Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you.' This is My name forever, and this is how I am to be remembered in every generation.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray you, send me good speed this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

O Lord.

Genesis 24:27
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.

Genesis 15:1
After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

Genesis 17:7,8
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee…

I pray.

Genesis 27:10
And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.

Genesis 43:14
And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

Nehemiah 1:11
O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.









Lexicon
“O LORD,
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

God
אֱלֹהֵי֙ (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of my master
אֲדֹנִ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

Abraham,”
אַבְרָהָ֔ם (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

he prayed,
וַיֹּאמַ֓ר ׀ (way·yō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“please
נָ֥א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

grant me success today,
הַקְרֵה־ (haq·rêh-)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7136: To light upon, to bring about, to impose timbers

and show
וַעֲשֵׂה־ (wa·‘ă·śêh-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

kindness
חֶ֕סֶד (ḥe·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

to
עִ֖ם (‘im)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

my master
אֲדֹנִ֥י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

Abraham.
אַבְרָהָֽם׃ (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation
(12-14) O Lord God . . . --Heb., Jehovah, God of my lord Abraham. The word translated "master" throughout this chapter is 'donai, the ordinary word for lord, and it is so rendered in Genesis 24:18. As a circumcised member of Abraham's household, the servant prays to Jehovah, Abraham's God; and though in Genesis 24:5 he had suggested a difficulty, apparently it was from no want of faith, but that he might know whether under any circumstances Isaac might return to Aram-Naharaim. He now leaves the success of his mission to Jehovah; and while he would use his own discernment in selecting from the troop of advancing maidens one whose countenance gave promise of goodness of heart, the fulfilment of the appointed signal which was to mark God's approval would also show that she was no churlish woman, but one active, generous, and kind.

Send me good speed this day.--Heb., cause it to meet me this day.

I stand.--This word here, and in Genesis 24:43, is not the same as that used in Genesis 24:30, but one that means I post myself, or I take my station.

Thereby.--Rather, by her: by her giving the appointed sign I shall know that thou hast showed kindness to my lord.

The damsel.--This word (Heb., Na'ar) is of the common gender in the Pentateuch, except in Deuteronomy 22:19, where it has the feminine termination. It is used of Abraham's young men in Genesis 14:24; Genesis 18:7, &c., but no less than twenty-two times of women. In the rest of the Bible the gender is always marked, and even here it is read in the feminine in the Jewish synagogues. We have herein another of the many linguistic proofs of the extreme antiquity of the Pentateuch, and it is the more interesting because found in a Jehovistic section. The same word is used again in Genesis 24:16; Genesis 24:28. (See Note on Genesis 43:8.)

Verses 12-14. - And he said, - commencing his search for the maiden by prayer, as he closes it with thanksgiving (ver. 26) - a beautiful example of piety and of the fruits of Abraham's care for the souls of his household, Genesis 18:19 (Wordsworth) - O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day. Literally, cause to meet (or come before) me, i.e. what I wish, the maiden of whom I am in quest; hence εὐόδεσον ἐναντίον ἐμοῦ, make the way prosperous before me (LXX.); less accurately, occurre obsecro mihi (Vulgate). And show kindness unto my master Abraham. The personal humility and fidelity displayed by this aged servant are only less remarkable than the fervent piety and childlike faith which discover themselves in the method he adopts for finding the bride. Having cast the matter upon God by prayer, as a concern which specially belonged to him, he fixes upon a sign by which God should enable him to detect the bride designed for Isaac. Behold, I stand here by the well of water; literally, Behold me standing (cf. ver. 43) - and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water (vide on ver. 11, and cf. Genesis 29:9; Exodus 2:16): and let it come to pass that the damsel - הַגַּעַרָ, with the vowels of the Keri; the word used for Abraham's young men (cf. Genesis 14:24; Genesis 18:7; q.v.). In the Pentateuch it occurs twenty-two times, without the feminine termination, meaning a girl (vide Genesis 24:16, 28, 55; Genesis 34:3, 12; Deuteronomy 20:15, etc.); a proof of the antiquity of the Pentateuch, and of this so-called Jehovistic section in particular, since in the latter books the distinction of sex is indicated by the affix ה being appended when a girl is intended ('Speaker's Commentary'); but this happens at least once in the Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 22:19) - to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: - the sign fixed upon was the kindly disposition of the maiden, which was to be evinced in a particular way, viz., by her not only acceding with promptitude to, but generously exceeding, his request It is probable that the servant was led to choose this sign not by his own natural tact and prudence, but by that Divine inspiration and guidance of which he had been assured (ver. 7) before setting out on his important mission - let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac. "The three qualifications in the mind of this venerable domestic for a bride for his master's son are a pleasing exterior, a kindly disposition, And the approval of God" (Murphy). And thereby - ἐν τούτῳ (LXX.), per hoc (Vulgate); but rather, by her, i.e. the damsel - shall I know that thou hast showed kindness unto my master.
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