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Genesis 24:29

    Genesis 24:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the fountain.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he came out quickly to the man at the water-spring.

    Webster's Revision

    And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the fountain.

    World English Bible

    Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. Laban ran out to the man, to the spring.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the fountain.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 24:29

    The reception of Abraham's servant. Laban now comes on the scene. He is ready to run with his sister to find the man, and invite him, as a matter of course, to his father's house. "When he saw the ring." The presents to his sister assure him that this is the envoy of some man of wealth and position. "Thou blessed of the Lord." The name of Yahweh was evidently not unfamiliar to Laban's ears. He calls this stranger "blessed of Yahweh," on account of his language, demeanor, and manifest prosperity. The knowledge and worship of the living God, the God of truth and mercy, was still retained in the family of Nahor. Being warmly invited, the man enters the house. "And he ungirded the camels." Laban is the actor here, and in the following duties of hospitality. "The men's feet that were with him." It comes out here, incidentally, as it was reasonable to infer from the number of camels, that Abraham's steward had a retinue of servants with him. The crowning act of an Eastern reception is the presenting of food. But the faithful servant must deliver his message before partaking of the friendly meal.

    Verse 34-49

    The servant's errand is told. He explains his business in a singularly artless and pleasing manner. He then leaves the matter in the hands of the family. "Given unto him all that he hath." His children by Hagar and Keturah were dismissed with portions during his life, and the main bulk of his property was conveyed to Isaac.