New Living Translation
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, who ran out to meet the man at the spring.
King James Bible
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
Darby Bible Translation
And Rebecca had a brother, named Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.
World English Bible
Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. Laban ran out to the man, to the spring.
Young's Literal Translation
And Rebekah hath a brother, and his name is Laban, and Laban runneth unto the man who is without, unto the fountain;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:29 We have here the making up of the marriage between Isaac and Rebekah, related largely and particularly. Thus we are directed to take notice of God's providence in the little common occurrences of human life, and in them also to exercise our own prudence, and other graces: for the scripture was not intended only for the use of philosophers and statesmen, but to make us all wise and virtuous in the conduct of ourselves and families.
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
He had seen the nose-ring and the bracelets on his sister's wrists, and had heard Rebekah tell what the man had said. So he rushed out to the spring, where the man was still standing beside his camels.
When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan-aram and the sister of Laban the Aramean.
So listen carefully, my son. Get ready and flee to my brother, Laban, in Haran.
"Do you know a man there named Laban, the grandson of Nahor?" he asked. "Yes, we do," they replied.
As soon as Laban heard that his nephew Jacob had arrived, he ran out to meet him. He embraced and kissed him and brought him home. When Jacob had told him his story,
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