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Genesis 24:4

    Genesis 24:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But you shall go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son Isaac.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But that you will go into my country and to my relations and get a wife there for my son Isaac.

    Webster's Revision

    But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

    World English Bible

    But you shall go to my country, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

    Definitions for Genesis 24:4

    Kindred - Tribe; family.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 24:4

    My country - Mesopotamia, called here Abraham's country, because it was the place where the family of Haran, his brother, had settled; and where himself had remained a considerable time with his father Terah. In this family, as well as in that of Nahor, the true religion had been in some sort preserved, though afterwards considerably corrupted; see Genesis 31:19.

    And take a wife unto my son - A young man in Bengal is precisely in the same circumstances as Isaac; he has nothing to do in the choice of a wife; parents employ others to seek wives for their sons. Those who leave their homes in search of employment always marry their children in their own country, and among their acquaintance at home; never among the people with whom they reside. In Asiatic countries this custom has prevailed from the infancy of the human race. See Ward's Hindoo Customs.