rebekah-smallGod Provides a Bride for Isaac | Genesis 24

Abraham said to his chief servant, “Go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac. God will send his angel before you.” The servant took ten camels loaded with all kinds of gifts and set out for the place where Abraham’s relatives lived. When he arrived he made the camels kneel down near a well. There he began to pray, “O Lord, give me success today. See, the daughters of the townspeople are coming to draw water. May it be that when I say to a girl, ‘Please give me a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels also’—let her be the one you have chosen for Isaac.”

Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her water jar on her shoulder. She was very beautiful and was the daughter of Abraham’s relative. The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.”

“Drink, my lord,” she replied, “and I will draw water for your camels.” After the camels finished drinking, the servant took out gold jewelry and gave Rebekah the gifts. When he discovered Rebekah’s father was Abraham’s relative, the servant bowed low to the ground and worshiped the Lord.

When the servant arrived at Rebekah’s father’s house, he explained all that had happened. Rebekah’s brother and father said, “This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.” Then the servant brought out the gifts and gave them to the family. When the morning came, the servant said, “Send me on my way to my master.” So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?”

“I will go,” Rebekah said. Her family sent her off with their blessing. When the servant and Rebekah neared the place where Isaac was living, she looked up and saw Isaac coming. “Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?” she asked. “He is my master,” the servant explained. The servant told Isaac all that had happened. Isaac married Rebekah, and he loved her.