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Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Genesis 24:1-67

TWELFTH SECTIONAbraham’s care for Isaac’s marriage. Eliezer’s wooing of the bride for Isaac. The theocratic founding of a picous bride-wooing. Isaac’s marriage Genesis 24:1-671And Abraham was old, and well stricken [come in days] in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. 2And Abraham said unto his eldest servant1 of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: 3And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - Genesis 24:10-27

Rebekah Meets Abraham’s Servant Genesis 24:10-27 As we enter upon a new day, or a fresh undertaking, it is always wise and right to ask for good-speed. Good-speed is God-speed. Praying times are not lost times. The reaper saves time when he stops to whet his scythe. Eliezer had learned a sincere respect for his master’s piety, and felt that his name was a sure talisman with God. How much more may we ask in the name of Jesus! John 14:13 . What a concentration of heaven-contrived circumstances... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - Genesis 24:1-67

This chapter is complete in itself and is a perfect idyll. Abraham was well stricken in years. Sarah was dead. Isaac, the son of Abraham, was still unmarried. In the interest of the divine program Isaac must not marry a Canaanite nor go back to find a bride among the people who had been left behind. Thus Eliezer was sent to seek a bride among his own kindred. Of course, the story is Eastern, and gives the account of how the quest was undertaken and rewarded. In this story Laban appears and... read more

Robert Neighbour

Wells of Living Water Commentary - Genesis 24:1-26

Seeking a Wife for Isaac Genesis 24:1-26 INTRODUCTORY WORDS 1. A remarkable co-incidence. As the Word of God tells the story of Sarah's death, it tells, also, the story of Rebekah's birth. Genesis 23:2 says, "And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba." Genesis 22:23 reads: "And Bethuel begat Rebekah." Rebekah's birth is recorded just three verses before Sarah's death is recorded. There is a lesson for us in all of this. While one may pass on, another comes in to fill up the gap, and to carry forward the... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 24:18-20

‘And she said, “Drink, sir.” And she hastily let down her pitcher on her hand and gave him a drink. And when she had finished giving him a drink she said, “I will also draw for your camels until they have had enough to drink.” And she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough and ran again to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.’ The well is clearly a large, deep hole in the ground with steps leading down to the spring. It is also clear that there was a trough by the well for the... read more

Arthur Peake

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 24:1-67

Genesis 24. At his Master’ s Command, Abraham’ s Slave Brings Rebekah to Canaan as a Wife for Isaac.— The chapter has generally been assigned to J, but it is probably composite, and has been put together from J and E rather than from two J sources. Close scrutiny discloses features which negative its unity, but the combination has been skilfully effected and the story reads admirably. It is told with great literary skill.Feeling the approach of death, Abraham summons his senior slave and... read more

Matthew Poole

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible - Genesis 24:18

She said, Drink, my lord; for his retinue showed him to be a person of more than ordinary quality. read more

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Genesis 24:15-31

CRITICAL NOTES.—Genesis 24:15. Upon her shoulder.] This was the most graceful mode of carrying a pitcher when it was empty. Genesis 24:19. Until they have done drinking.] Kalisch remarks, “If it is remembered that camels, though endowed in an almost marvellous degree with the power of enduring thirst, drink when an opportunity offers an enormous quantity of water, it will be acknowledged that the trouble to which the maiden cheerfully submitted required more than ordinary patience.” Genesis... read more

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - Genesis 24:1-67

And Abraham was old, and well-stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh ( Genesis 24:1-2 ):So Abraham is now seeking to extract a promise from the servant and he wants it to be a very strong covenant that he makes with the servant. Now earlier, the chief servant of Abraham was named Eleazar-whether or not Eleazar was still alive is not known at... read more

Joseph Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 24:1-67

Genesis 24:1. The Lord had blessed Abraham with all the four patriarchal blessings: viz. length of days, a promising issue, vast riches, and victory over his oppressors. Genesis 24:2. Under my thigh. The Jews affirm that Abraham here swore his servant by the covenant of circumcision, and by the promise of the Messiah who was to descend from his loins. Jacob required Joseph to take an oath in this manner. Genesis 47:29. So the princes and the mighty men, according to the margin, put... read more

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