Genesis 24:8
New International Version
If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there.”

New Living Translation
If she is unwilling to come back with you, then you are free from this oath of mine. But under no circumstances are you to take my son there.”

English Standard Version
But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this oath of mine; only you must not take my son back there.”

Berean Study Bible
And if the woman is unwilling to follow you, then you are released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there.”

King James Bible
And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

New King James Version
And if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be released from this oath; only do not take my son back there.”

New American Standard Bible
But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free of this oath of mine; only do not take my son back there.”

NASB 1995
“But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this my oath; only do not take my son back there.”

NASB 1977
“But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this my oath; only do not take my son back there.”

Amplified Bible
If the woman is not willing to follow you [to this land], then you will be free from this my oath and blameless; only you must never take my son back there.”

Christian Standard Bible
If the woman is unwilling to follow you, then you are free from this oath to me, but don’t let my son go back there.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If the woman is unwilling to follow you, then you are free from this oath to me, but don’t let my son go back there.”

American Standard Version
And if the woman be not willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath. Only thou shalt not bring my son thither again.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if the woman will not be persuaded to come with you, you are blameless of this my oath, only you will not return my son there.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if the woman should not be willing to come with thee into this land, thou shalt be clear from my oath, only carry not my son thither again.

Contemporary English Version
If the woman refuses to come along, you don't have to keep this promise. But don't ever take my son back there."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if the woman will not follow thee, thou shalt not be bound by the oath; only bring not my son back thither again.

English Revised Version
And if the woman be not willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath; only thou shalt not bring my son thither again.

Good News Translation
If the young woman is not willing to come with you, you will be free from this promise. But you must not under any circumstances take my son back there."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the woman doesn't want to come back with you, then you'll be free from this oath that you swear to me. But don't take my son back there."

International Standard Version
If the woman isn't willing to follow you, then you'll be free from this oath to me. Just don't take my son back there!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if the woman be not willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath; only thou shalt not bring my son back thither.'

Literal Standard Version
and if the woman is not willing to come after you, then you have been acquitted from this my oath: only you do not cause my son to return there.”

NET Bible
But if the woman is not willing to come back with you, you will be free from this oath of mine. But you must not take my son back there!"

New Heart English Bible
If the woman isn't willing to follow you, then you shall be free from this oath to me. Only you shall not bring my son there again."

World English Bible
If the woman isn't willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath. Only you shall not bring my son there again."

Young's Literal Translation
and if the woman be not willing to come after thee, then thou hast been acquitted from this mine oath: only my son thou dost not cause to turn back thither.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Wife for Isaac
7The LORD, the God of heaven, who brought me from my father’s house and my native land, who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring I will give this land’—He will send His angel before you so that you can take a wife for my son from there. 8And if the woman is unwilling to follow you, then you are released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there.” 9So the servant placed his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore an oath to him concerning this matter.…

Cross References
Genesis 24:6
Abraham replied, "Make sure that you do not take my son back there.

Genesis 24:41
And when you go to my kindred, if they refuse to give her to you, then you will be released from my oath.'

Joshua 2:17
The men said to her, "We will not be bound by this oath you made us swear


Treasury of Scripture

And if the woman will not be willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

clear.

Numbers 30:5,8
But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her…

Joshua 2:17-20
And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear…

Joshua 9:20
This we will do to them; we will even let them live, lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we sware unto them.

only.

Genesis 24:4,5,6
But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac…

Acts 7:2
And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And if
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

the woman
הָֽאִשָּׁה֙ (hā·’iš·šāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

is unwilling
לֹ֨א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to follow
לָלֶ֣כֶת (lā·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

you,
אַחֲרֶ֔יךָ (’a·ḥă·re·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

then you are released
וְנִקִּ֕יתָ (wə·niq·qî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated

from this
זֹ֑את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

oath of mine.
מִשְּׁבֻעָתִ֖י (miš·šə·ḇu·‘ā·ṯî)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7621: Something sworn, an oath

Only
רַ֣ק (raq)
Adverb
Strong's 7535: But, even, except, howbeit howsoever, at the least, nevertheless

do not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

take
תָשֵׁ֖ב (ṯā·šêḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

my son
בְּנִ֔י (bə·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1121: A son

back there.”
שָֽׁמָּה׃ (šām·māh)
Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither


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