New International Version
He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, "Put your hand under my thigh.
King James Bible
And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham said to his servant, the eldest of his house, who ruled over all that he had, Put thy hand, I pray thee, under my thigh,
World English Bible
Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his house, who ruled over all that he had, "Please put your hand under my thigh.
Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham saith unto his servant, the eldest of his house, who is ruling over all that he hath, 'Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh,
Genesis 24:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Put, I pray thee, thy hand - See note on Genesis 24:9.
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'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 …
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So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore an oath to him concerning this matter.
So he said, "I am Abraham's servant.
And my master made me swear an oath, and said, 'You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live,
Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.
When the time drew near for Israel to die, he called for his son Joseph and said to him, "If I have found favor in your eyes, put your hand under my thigh and promise that you will show me kindness and faithfulness. Do not bury me in Egypt,
2 Samuel 12:17
The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat any food with them.
1 Kings 16:9
Zimri, one of his officials, who had command of half his chariots, plotted against him. Elah was in Tirzah at the time, getting drunk in the home of Arza, the palace administrator at Tirzah.
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