New International Version
The servant hurried to meet her and said, "Please give me 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, sip a little water out of thy 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;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, Rebekah came out - How admirably had the providence of God adapted every circumstance to the necessity of the case, and so as in the most punctual manner to answer the prayer which his servant had offered up!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryGuidance in the Way
'I being in the way, the Lord led me.'--GENESIS xxiv. 27. So said Abraham's anonymous servant when telling how he had found Rebekah at the well, and known her to be the destined bride of his master's servant. There is no more beautiful page, even amongst the many lovely ones in these ancient stories, than this domestic idyll of the mission of the faithful servant from far Canaan across the desert. The homely test by which he would determine that the maiden should be pointed out to him, the glimpse …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?"
"Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to her, 'Please give me a drink.'
1 Kings 17:10
So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, "Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?"
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