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Abraham’s oldest servant was in charge of everything Abraham owned. Abraham called that servant to him and said, “Put your hand under my leg.[a] Make a promise to me before the Lord, the God of heaven and earth. Don’t get a wife for my son from the Canaanite girls who live around here. Instead, go back to my country, to the land of my relatives. Get a wife for my son Isaac from there.”

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  1. 24:2 Put . . . leg. This showed that a person would keep the promise.

He said to the senior servant(A) in his household, the one in charge of all that he had,(B) “Put your hand under my thigh.(C) I want you to swear(D) by the Lord, the God of heaven(E) and the God of earth,(F) that you will not get a wife for my son(G) from the daughters of the Canaanites,(H) among whom I am living,(I) but will go to my country and my own relatives(J) and get a wife for my son Isaac.(K)

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