Genesis 24:25
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New International Version
And she added, "We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night."

King James Bible
She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

Darby Bible Translation
And she said to him, There is straw, and also much provender with us; also room to lodge.

World English Bible
She said moreover to him, "We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in."

Young's Literal Translation
She saith also unto him, 'Both straw and provender are abundant with us, also a place to lodge in.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The man took a golden ear-ring - נזם זהב nezem zahab. That this could not be an ear-ring is very probable from its being in the singular number. The margin calls it a jewel for the forehead; but it most likely means a jewel for the nose, or nose-ring, which is in universal use through all parts of Arabia and Persia, particularly among young women. They are generally worn in the left nostril. The word is very properly translated επιρῥινιον, an ornament for the nose, by Symmachus.

Half a shekel - For the weight of a shekel, See note Genesis 20:16.

And two bracelets - ושני צמידים usheney tsemidim. As tsemidim comes from צמד tsamad, to join or couple together, it may very properly mean bracelets, or whatever may clasp round the arms or legs; for rings and ornaments are worn round both by females in India and Persia. The small part of the leg is generally decorated in this way, and so is the whole arm from the shoulder to the wrist. As these tsemidim were given to Rebekah for her hands, it sufficiently distinguishes them from a similar ornament used for the ankles.

In different parts of the sacred writings there are allusions to ornaments of various kinds still in use in different Asiatic countries. They are of seven different sorts. 1. for the forehead; 2. for the nose; 3. for the ears; 4. for the arms; 5. for the fingers; 6. for the neck and breast; 7. for the ankles. See Genesis 24:22, Genesis 24:47; also Ezekiel 16:12; Proverbs 11:22; Isaiah 3:21; Genesis 35:4; Exodus 32:2, Exodus 32:3; Job 42:11; Judges 8:24. The principal female ornaments are enumerated in the third chapter of Isaiah, which are very nearly the same that are in use in Persia and India to the present time.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 18:4-8 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree...

Judges 19:19-21 Yet there is both straw and provender for our donkeys; and there is bread and wine also for me, and for your handmaid...

Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

Library
Guidance 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.
Subdivision B. At Jacob's Well, and at Sychar. ^D John IV. 5-42. ^d 5 So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 and Jacob's well was there. [Commentators long made the mistake of supposing that Shechem, now called Nablous, was the town here called Sychar. Sheckem lies a mile and a half west of Jacob's well, while the real Sychar, now called 'Askar, lies scarcely half a mile north of the well. It was a small town, loosely called
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Genesis 24:24
She answered him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milkah bore to Nahor."

Genesis 24:26
Then the man bowed down and worshiped the LORD,

Genesis 24:32
So the man went to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and water for him and his men to wash their feet.

Genesis 42:27
At the place where they stopped for the night one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his silver in the mouth of his sack.

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