Genesis 24:28
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New International Version
The young woman ran and told her mother's household about these things.

New Living Translation
The young woman ran home to tell her family everything that had happened.

English Standard Version
Then the young woman ran and told her mother’s household about these things.

Berean Study Bible
The girl ran and told her mother’s household about these things.

New American Standard Bible
Then the girl ran and told her mother's household about these things.

King James Bible
And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

Christian Standard Bible
The girl ran and told her mother's household about these things.

Contemporary English Version
Rebekah ran straight home and told her family everything.

Good News Translation
The young woman ran to her mother's house and told the whole story.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The girl ran and told her mother's household about these things.

International Standard Version
The young woman then ran ahead and informed her mother's household what had happened.

NET Bible
The young woman ran and told her mother's household all about these things.

New Heart English Bible
The young lady ran, and told her mother's house about these words.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The girl ran and told her mother's household about these things.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the damsel ran, and told her mother's house according to these words.

New American Standard 1977
Then the girl ran and told her mother’s household about these things.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the damsel ran and told those of her mother's house these things.

King James 2000 Bible
And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

American King James Version
And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

American Standard Version
And the damsel ran, and told her mother's house according to these words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the maid ran, and told in her mother's house, all that she had heard.

Darby Bible Translation
And the maiden ran and told these things to her mother's house.

English Revised Version
And the damsel ran, and told her mother's house according to these words.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the damsel ran, and told these things to her mother's house.

World English Bible
The young lady ran, and told her mother's house about these words.

Young's Literal Translation
And the young person runneth, and declareth to the house of her mother according to these words.
Study Bible
Rebekah is Chosen
27saying, “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.” 28The girl ran and told her mother’s household about these things. 29Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he rushed out to the man at the spring.…
Cross References
Genesis 29:12
He told Rachel that he was Rebekah's son, a relative of her father, and she ran and told her father.

Genesis 24:29
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he rushed out to the man at the spring.

Treasury of Scripture

And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

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Genesis 24:48,55,67 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the …

Genesis 31:33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into …

her mother's. Some have conjectured from this, that her father Bethuel was dead; and the person called Bethuel, (ver.







(28) The damsel ran, and told (them of) her mother's house.--The words inserted in italics are worse than useless. The wife of a sheik has a separate tent (Genesis 24:67), and the result of polygamy is to make each family hold closely together. Naturally, too, the maiden would first show her mother and the women presents of so special a meaning. We even find Laban, the brother, acting as Rebekah's representative; and it is only when the final decision has to be given that Bethuel is allowed to have any voice in the matter (Genesis 24:50).

Verse 28. - And the damsel - הַגַּעַרָ (vide on ver. 16) - ran (leaving the venerable stranger in the act of devotion), and told them of her mother's house - a true touch of nature. With womanly instinct, discerning the possibility of a love-suit, she imparts the joyful intelligence neither to her brother nor to her father, but to her mother and the other females of the household, who lived separately from the men of the establishment - these things - in particular of the arrival of a messenger from Abraham. Perhaps also the nose-jewel would tell its own tale.

CHAPTER 24:29-60 And the damsel ran,.... Having invited him to come and lodge at her father's house, that he might not be brought in abruptly, she ran before to acquaint the family of what had passed:

and told them of her mother's house these things; she did not go to her father to inform him of it; some think he was dead, as Josephus (g), but the contrary appears from Genesis 24:50; rather the reason was, because her mother had an house, a tent, or an apartment to herself, as women in those times and places used to have, see Genesis 24:67; and because daughters are generally more free to converse with their mothers and impart things to them than to their fathers, which may be the true reason of Rebekah's conduct.

(g) Antiqu. l. 1. c. 16. sect. 2.28. and told them of her mother's house these things—the female apartments. This family was in an advanced stage of pastoral life, dwelling in a settled place and a fixed habitation.24:10-28 Abraham's servant devoutly acknowledged God. We have leave to be particular in recommending our affairs to the care of Divine providence. He proposes a sign, not that he intended to proceed no further, if not gratified in it; but it is a prayer that God would provide a good wife for his young master; and that was a good prayer. She should be simple, industrious, humble, cheerful, serviceable, and hospitable. Whatever may be the fashion, common sense, as well as piety, tells us, these are the proper qualifications for a wife and mother; for one who is to be a companion to her husband, the manager of domestic concerns, and trusted to form the minds of children. When the steward came to seek a wife for his master, he did not go to places of amusement and sinful pleasure, and pray that he might meet one there, but to the well of water, expecting to find one there employed aright. He prayed that God would please to make his way in this matter plain and clear before him. Our times are in God's hand; not only events themselves, but the times of them. We must take heed of being over-bold in urging what God should do, lest the event should weaken our faith, rather than strengthen it. But God owned him by making his way clear. Rebekah, in all respects, answered the characters he sought for in the woman that was to be his master's wife. When she came to the well, she went down and filled her pitcher, and came up to go home with it. She did not stand to gaze upon the strange man his camels, but minded her business, and would not have been diverted from it but by an opportunity of doing good. She did not curiously or confidently enter into discourse with him, but answered him modestly. Being satisfied that the Lord had heard his prayer, he gave the damsel some ornaments worn in eastern countries; asking at the same time respecting her kindred. On learning that she was of his master's relations, he bowed down his head and worshipped, blessing God. His words were addressed to the Lord, but being spoken in the hearing of Rebekah, she could perceive who he was, and whence he came.
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