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Genesis 24:26

    Genesis 24:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the man bowed his head, and worshipped Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And with bent head the man gave worship to the Lord;

    Webster's Revision

    And the man bowed his head, and worshipped Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    The man bowed his head, and worshiped Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the man bowed his head, and worshipped the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 24:26

    Bowed down his head, and worshipped - Two acts of adoration are mentioned here;

    1. Bowing the head, יקד yikkod; and

    2. Prostration upon the earth, וישתחו vaiyishtaehu.

    The bowing of the head was to Rebekah, to return her thanks for her kind invitation. The prostration was to Jehovah, in gratitude for the success with which he had favored him.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 24:26

    Bowed his head and worshipped. - The bowing of the head and of the body are here combined to indicate the aged servant's deep thankfulness for the guidance of the Lord. The utterance of the mouth accompanies the external gesture of reverence. "Her mother's house;" those who were in the department of the females. We may imagine with what excitement and alacrity Rebekah would communicate the extraordinary intelligence.