New International Version
I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living,
King James Bible
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
Darby Bible Translation
and I will make thee swear by Jehovah, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth, that thou take not a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am dwelling;
World English Bible
I will make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live.
Young's Literal Translation
and I cause thee to swear by Jehovah, God of the heavens, and God of the earth, that thou dost not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanite, in the midst of whom I am dwelling;
Genesis 24:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will make thee swear - See note on Genesis 24:9.
Of the Canaanites - Because these had already been devoted to slavery, etc., and it would have been utterly inconsistent as well with prudence as with the design of God to have united the child and heir of the promise with one who was under a curse, though that curse might be considered to be only of a political nature. See the curse of Canaan, Genesis 9:25 (note).
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.
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites,
and he blessed Abram, saying, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the LORD, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,
"The LORD, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father's household and my native land and 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 get a wife for my son from there.
When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite.
They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.
Jump to PreviousCanaanite Canaanites Cause Daughters Dwell Dwelling Earth Heaven Heavens Isaac Live Midst Oath Swear Want Wife Wilt
Jump to NextCanaanite Canaanites Cause Daughters Dwell Dwelling Earth Heaven Heavens Isaac Live Midst Oath Swear Want Wife Wilt
LinksGenesis 24:3 NIV
Genesis 24:3 NLT
Genesis 24:3 ESV
Genesis 24:3 NASB
Genesis 24:3 KJV
Genesis 24:3 Bible Apps
Genesis 24:3 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 24:3 Chinese Bible
Genesis 24:3 French Bible
Genesis 24:3 German Bible
Genesis 24:3 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.