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Genesis 24:11

    Genesis 24:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he made the camels to kneel down without the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he made the camels take their rest outside the town by the water-spring in the evening, at the time when the women came to get water.

    Webster's Revision

    And he made the camels to kneel down without the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

    World English Bible

    He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he made the camels to kneel down without the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

    Definitions for Genesis 24:11

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 24:11

    He made his camels to kneel down - To rest themselves, or lie down, as the Septuagint has very properly expressed it, Και εκοιμισε τας καμηλους.

    The time that women go out to draw water - In Bengal it is the universal practice for the women to go to pools and rivers to fetch water. Companies of four, six, ten, or more, may be seen in every town daily going to fetch water, with the pitchers resting upon their sides; and, on their return from bathing, women frequently bring water home - Ward.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 24:11

    Made the camels kneel, - for repose. "The time when the maidens that draw water come out." The evening was the cool part of the day. The simple maidens of primitive days attended personally to domestic affairs. The experienced steward might therefore naturally expect to see the high-born damsels of the land at the public well, which had probably given rise to the neighboring town. The prayer of the aged servant is conceived in a spirit of earnest, childlike faith. The matter in hand is of extraordinary importance. A wife is to be found for the heir of promise. This was a special concern of God, and so the single-hearted follower of Abraham makes it. He takes upon himself the choice of a maiden among those that come to draw, to whom he will make the request of a particular act of kindness to a stranger, and he prays God that the intended bride may be known by a ready compliance with his request. The three qualifications, then, in the mind of the venerable domestic for a bride for his master's son, are a pleasing exterior, a kindly disposition, and the approval of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 24:11

    24:11 He made his camels kneel down - Perhaps to unload them.