Genesis 24:8
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New American Standard Bible
"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."

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And if the woman be not willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be quit of this my oath: only, bring not my son thither 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.'

Genesis 24:8 Parallel
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If, Therefore, Even they who are United in Marriage Only for the Purpose Of...
22. If, therefore, even they who are united in marriage only for the purpose of begetting, for which purpose marriage was instituted, are not compared with the Fathers, seeking their very sons in a way far other than do these; forasmuch as Abraham, being bidden to slay his son, fearless and devoted, spared not his only son, whom from out of great despair he had received [1997] save that he laid down his hand, when He forbade him, at Whose command he had lifted it up; it remains that we consider,
St. Augustine—On the Good of Marriage

The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Ver. 20. "And Noah began and became an husbandman, and planted vineyards."--This does not imply that Noah was the first who began to till the ground, and, more especially, to cultivate the vine; for Cain, too, was a tiller of the ground, Gen. iv. 2. The sense rather is, that Noah, after the flood, again took up this calling. Moreover, the remark has not an independent import; it serves only to prepare the way for the communication of the subsequent account of Noah's drunkenness. By this remark,
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 24:6
Then Abraham said to him, "Beware that you do not take my son back there!

Genesis 24:41
then you will be free from my oath, when you come to my relatives; and if they do not give her to you, you will be free from my oath.'

Joshua 2:17
The men said to her, "We shall be free from this oath to you which you have made us swear,

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