And it came to pass after these things, that Elohim did prove Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and get you into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you of. 3 And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and he cut the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which Elohim had told him. 4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off. 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Remain you here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come again to you. 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took in his hand the fire, and the knife; and they went both of them together. 7 And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here I am, my son. And he said, Behold, the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering? 8 And Abraham said, Elohim will provide himself the lamb for a burnt-offering my son: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which Elohim had told him of; and Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 11 And the angel of Yahweh called to him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here I am. 12 And he said, Lay not your hand upon the lad, neither do any thing unto him; for now I know that you fear Elohim, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son from me. 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering instead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Yahweh-yireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of Yahweh it shall be provided. 15 And the angel of Yahweh called unto Abraham a second time out of heaven, 16 and said, By myself have I sworn, says Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 that in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice. 19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she has also born children unto your brother Nahor; 21 Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 and Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel procreated Rebekah: these eight did Milcah bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she also bare Tebah, and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.
And the life of Sarah was a hundred and twenty-seven years: these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2 And Sarah died in Kiriath-arab (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.3 And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the children of Heth, saying 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, 6 Hear us, sir: you are a prince of Elohim among us: in the choice of our sepulcher bury your dead; none of us shall withhold from you his sepulchers, but that you may bury your dead. 7 And Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. 8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 9 that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his field; for the full price let him give it to me in the middle of you for a possession of a burying-place. 10 Now Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, 11 No, sir, hear me: the field give I you; in the presence of the children of my people give I it you: bury your dead. 12 And Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land. 13 And he spoke unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, but if you will, I pray you, hear me: I will give the price of the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him, 15 Sir, listen to me: a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? Bury therefore your dead. 16 And Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
17 So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was there, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the border of it round about, were made sure 18 unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. 19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. 20 And the field, and the cave that is in it, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth.
And Abraham was old, and well advanced in age: and Yahweh had blessed Abraham in all things. 2 And Abraham said unto his servant, the elder of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh: 3 and I will make you swear by Yahweh, the Elohim of heaven and the Elohim of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: 4 but you shall go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac. And the servant said unto him, What if the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land: must I take your son again to the land from where you came? 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware you that you take not my son there again. 7 Yahweh, the Elohim of heaven, who took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my birth, and who spoke unto me, and who swore unto me, saying, Unto your seed will I give this land; he will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there. 8 And if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath; only you shall not take my son there again. 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
10 And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed, having all the good things of his master’s in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. 11 And he made the camels to kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water. 12 And he said, O Yahweh, the Elohim of my master Abraham, send me, I pray you, good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I am standing by the fountain of water; and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water: 14 and let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down your pitcher, I pray you, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also: let the same be she that you have appointed for your servant Isaac; and by that I will know that you have showed kindness to my master. 15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the fountain, and filled her pitcher, and came up. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Give me to drink, I pray you, a little water from your pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, sir: and she quickly let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. 19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw for your camels also, until they have finished drinking. 20 And she hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw, and drew for all his camels. 21 And the man looked closely at her, holding his peace, to know whether Yahweh had made his journey prosperous or not. 22 And it came to pass, as the camels had finished drinking, that the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold, 23 And said, Whose daughter are you? tell me, I pray you. Is there room in your father’s house for us to lodge in? 24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bare unto Nahor. 25 She also said to him, We have both straw and fodder enough, and room to lodge in. 26 And the man bowed his head, and worshiped Yahweh. 27 And he said, Blessed be Yahweh, the Elohim of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his lovingkindness and his truth toward my master: as for me, Yahweh has led me in the way to the house of my master’s brethren.
28 And the damsel ran, and told her mother’s house according to these words. 29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the fountain. 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets upon his sister’s hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, In this manner spoke the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he was standing by the camels at the fountain. 31 And he said, Come in, you blessed of Yahweh; Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels. 32 And the man came into the house, and he unloaded the camels; and he gave straw and fodder for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men that were with him. 33 And there was set food before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak on. 34 And he said, I am Abraham’s servant. 35 And Yahweh has blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he has given him flocks and herds, and silver, and gold, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and camels and asses. 36 And Sarah my master’s wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him has he given all that he has. 37 And my master made me swear, saying, You shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell: 38 but you shall go unto my father’s house and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son. 39 And I said unto my master, What if the woman will not follow me. 40 And he said unto me, Yahweh, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father’s house: 41 Then shall you be clear from my oath, when you come to my kindred; and if they give her not to you, you shall be clear from my oath. 42 And I came this day unto the fountain, and said, O Yahweh, the Elohim of my master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go: 43 behold, I am standing by the fountain of water; and let it come to pass, that the maiden that comes forth to draw, to whom I shall say, Give me, I pray you, a little water from your pitcher to drink; 44 and she shall say to me, Both drink, and I will also draw for your camels: let the same be the woman whom Yahweh has appointed for my master’s son. 45 And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the fountain, and drew: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray you. 46 And she quickly let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter are you? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the ring upon her nose, and the bracelets upon her hands. 48 And I bowed my head, and worshiped Yahweh, and blessed Yahweh, the Elohim of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master’s brother’s daughter for his son. 49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from Yahweh: we cannot speak unto you bad or good. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before you, take her, and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as Yahweh has spoken. 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth to Yahweh. 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things. 54 And they ate and drink, he and the men that were with him, and stayed all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the girl remain with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing Yahweh has prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master. 57 And they said, We will call the girl, and inquire at her mouth. 58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go. 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Our sister, be you the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate of those that hate them.
61 And Rebekah arose, and her maids, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. 62 And Isaac came from the way of Beer-lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the land of the South. 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the evening: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, there were camels coming. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted from the camel. 65 And she said unto the servant, What man is this that walks in the field to meet us? And the servant said, It is my master: and she took her veil, and covered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.