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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 24:54-67

54-67 Abraham's servant, as one that chose his work before his pleasure, was for hastening home. Lingering and loitering no way become a wise and good man who is faithful to his duty. As children ought not to marry without their parents' consent, so parents ought not to marry them without their own. Rebekah consented, not only to go, but to go at once. The goodness of Rebekah's character shows there was nothing wrong in her answer, though it be not agreeable to modern customs among us. We may... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Genesis 24:50-60

Rebekah Consents to Become Isaac's Bride v. 50. Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the Lord; we cannot speak unto thee bad or good. The entire matter had so evidently progressed to this point under the direct guidance of the Lord that both Bethuel, the father of Rebekah, and Laban, her brother, could not but recognize the will of Jehovah. They had nothing to say, no change to suggest, Numbers 24:13; 2 Samuel 13:22. v. 51. Behold, Rebekah is before thee; take... read more

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 24:50-67

Rebekah Marries Isaac Genesis 24:50-67 Rebekah’s relatives recognized the hand of God in what had taken place, and could not demur. The maiden herself was not asked, according to Oriental custom, but in her readiness on the following morning to start forthwith, it was clear that her heart had been already won. This favorable reply prostrated Eliezer to the earth with thankfulness. Would that we were always as eager to praise as to pray. The precious gifts with which the whole family were... 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 24:28-67

Over the Desert Sands Genesis 24:28-67 INTRODUCTORY WORDS The Lord honored a marriage scene in Cana of Galilee with His presence. Marriage is honorable in all. God has said, "It is not good that the man should be alone." We need to magnify the sacredness of the marriage bond. That, however, to which we wish, by way of introduction, to call your attention is the Divine use of the marriage bond as an emblem, endeared and indissoluble, which exists between Christ and the Church. 1. The first... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 24:54

‘And he and the men who were with him ate and drank and remained all night, and in the morning they rose up and he said, “Send me away to my master”.’ Now that his mission is accomplished the steward accepts the hospitality of the house. He and his men are well entertained and finally go to rest. But the steward is aware that his master is eagerly awaiting word and next day insists that he must return immediately. Had Abraham himself come such haste would have been considered unseemly, but... 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

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Genesis 24:50-60

CRITICAL NOTES.—Genesis 24:50. The thing proceedeth from the Lord: we cannot speak unto the bad or good.] Heb. “The word cometh forth from Jehovah; we are not able to speak unto thee bad or good.” That is, we cannot say anything at all against the measure. (Genesis 31:24.) Genesis 24:59. Her nurse.] The name of this nurse was Deborah. (Genesis 35:8.) MAIN HOMILETICS OF THE PARAGRAPH.—Genesis 24:50-60THE SUCCESS OF THE MARRIAGE TREATYI. Due to the manifest interposition of Providence. The... 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

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