Genesis 24:17
New International Version
The servant hurried to meet her and said, "Please give me a little water from your jar."

New Living Translation
Running over to her, the servant said, “Please give me a little drink of water from your jug.”

English Standard Version
Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water to drink from your jar.”

Berean Study Bible
So the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me have a little water from your jar.”

King James Bible
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

New King James Version
And the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your pitcher.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar.”

NASB 1995
Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please let me drink a little water from your jar."

NASB 1977
Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar.”

Amplified Bible
Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me have a little water from your jug.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the servant ran to meet her and said, "Please let me have a little water from your jug."

American Standard Version
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Give me to drink, I pray thee, a little water from thy pitcher.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Servant ran to meet her and he said to her, “Let me drink a little water from your cruse.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the servant ran up to meet her, and said, Give me a little water to drink out of thy pitcher;

Contemporary English Version
Abraham's servant ran to her and said, "Please let me have a drink of water."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the servant ran to meet her, and said: Give me a little water to drink of thy pitcher.

English Revised Version
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Give me to drink, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher.

Good News Translation
The servant ran to meet her and said, "Please give me a drink of water from your jar."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The servant ran to meet her and said, "Please give me a drink of water."

International Standard Version
Then Abraham's servant ran to meet her and asked her, "Please, let me have a sip of water from your jug."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the servant ran to meet her, and said: 'Give me to drink, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher.'

Literal Standard Version
And the servant runs to meet her and says, “Please let me swallow a little water from your pitcher”;

NET Bible
Abraham's servant ran to meet her and said, "Please give me a sip of water from your jug."

New Heart English Bible
The servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please give me a drink, a little water from your pitcher."

World English Bible
The servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please give me a drink, a little water from your pitcher."

Young's Literal Translation
And the servant runneth to meet her, and saith, 'Let me swallow, I pray thee, a little water from thy pitcher;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rebekah is Chosen
16Now the girl was very beautiful, a virgin who had not had relations with any man. She went down to the spring, filled her jar, and came up again. 17So the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me have a little water from your jar.” 18“Drink, my lord,” she replied, and she quickly lowered her jar to her hands and gave him a drink.…

Cross References
John 4:7
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."

Genesis 24:45
And before I had finished praying in my heart, there was Rebekah coming out with her jar on her shoulder, and she went down to the spring and drew water. So I said to her, 'Please give me a drink.'

1 Kings 17:10
So Elijah got up and went to Zarephath. When he arrived at the city gate, there was a widow gathering sticks. Elijah called to her and said, "Please bring me a little water in a cup, so that I may drink."


Treasury of Scripture

And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray you, drink a little water of your pitcher.

Let.

1 Kings 17:10
So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.

John 4:7,9
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink…

water of.

Genesis 26:1-35
And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar…

Isaiah 21:14
The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

Isaiah 30:25
And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.









Verses 17-19. - And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher (a request which was at once complied with). And she said, Drink (and with the utmost politeness), my lord (and with cheerful animation): and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. "Rebekah's address to the servant will be given you in the exact idiom by the first gentle Rebekah you ask water from; but I have never found any young lady so generous as this fair daughter of Bethuel" ('Thomson, Land and Book,' p. 592). And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking - thus proving that the kindly disposition within her bosom was "not simply the reflex of national customs, but the invisible sun beaming through her mind, and freely bringing forward the blossoms of sterling goodness" (Kalisch).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the servant
הָעֶ֖בֶד (hā·‘e·ḇeḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

ran
וַיָּ֥רָץ (way·yā·rāṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7323: To run

to meet her
לִקְרָאתָ֑הּ (liq·rā·ṯāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7125: Against he come, help, meet, seek, to, in the way

and said,
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Please
נָ֛א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

let me have
הַגְמִיאִ֥ינִי (haḡ·mî·’î·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 1572: To swallow (liquids)

a little
מְעַט־ (mə·‘aṭ-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4592: A little, fewness, a few

water
מַ֖יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

from your jar.”
מִכַּדֵּֽךְ׃ (mik·kad·dêḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 3537: A pail, earthenware, a jar


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