New Living Translation
"Well," they said, "we'll call Rebekah and ask her what she thinks."
King James Bible
And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
And they said, Let us call the maiden and inquire at her mouth.
World English Bible
They said, "We will call the young lady, and ask her."
Young's Literal Translation
and they say, 'Let us call for the young person, and ask at her mouth;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:57 Call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth - As children ought not to marry without their parents consent, so parents ought not to marry them without their own. Before the matter is resolved on, ask at the damsel's mouth, she is a party principally concerned; and therefore ought to be principally consulted.
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
But he said, "Don't delay me. The LORD has made my mission successful; now send me back so I can return to my master."
So they called Rebekah. "Are you willing to go with this man?" they asked her. And she replied, "Yes, I will go."
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