Day 3

Day 3

Written on 11/19/2019


Genesis 24:10-26

10 Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and all kinds of gifts from his master, got up and went to Aram-Naharayim, to Nachor’s city. 

11 Toward evening, when the women go out to draw water, he had the camels kneel down outside the city by the well. 

12 He said, “Adonai, God of my master Avraham, please let me succeed today; and show your grace to my master Avraham. 

13 Here I am, standing by the spring, as the daughters of the townsfolk come out to draw water. 

14 I will say to one of the girls, ‘Please lower your jug, so that I can drink.’ If she answers, ‘Yes, drink; and I will water your camels as well,’ then let her be the one you intend for your servant Yitz’chak. This is how I will know that you have shown grace to my master.”

15 Before he had finished speaking, Rivkah the daughter of B’tu’el son of Milkah the wife of Nachor Avraham’s brother, came out with her jug on her shoulder. 

16 The girl was very beautiful, a virgin, never having had sexual relations with any man. She went down to the spring, filled her jug and came up. 

17 The servant ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a sip of water from your jug to drink.” 

18 “Drink, my lord,” she replied, and immediately lowered her jug onto her arm and let him drink. 

19 When she was through letting him drink, she said, “I will also draw water for your camels until they have drunk their fill.” 

20 She quickly emptied her jug into the trough, then ran again to the well to draw water, and kept on drawing water for all his camels. 

21 The man gazed at her in silence, waiting to find out whether Adonai had made his trip successful or not.

22 When the camels were done drinking, the man took a gold nose-ring weighing one-fifth of an ounce and two gold bracelets weighing four ounces 

23 and asked, “Whose daughter are you? Tell me, please. Is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?” 

24 She answered, “I am the daughter of B’tu’el the son Milkah bore to Nachor,” 

25 adding, “We have plenty of straw and fodder, and room for staying overnight.”

26 The man bowed his head and prostrated himself before Adonai.

 

Psalms/Proverbs

Psalm 11