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The Lord God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my kindred, and who spoke unto me and who swore unto me, saying, ‘Unto thy seed will I give this land,’ He shall send His angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife for my son from thence.

And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath; only bring not my son thither again.”

And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning that matter.

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“The Lord, the God of heaven,(A) who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land(B) and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring[a](C) I will give this land’(D)—he will send his angel before you(E) so that you can get a wife for my son from there. If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath(F) of mine. Only do not take my son back there.”(G) So the servant put his hand under the thigh(H) of his master(I) Abraham and swore an oath to him concerning this matter.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 24:7 Or seed

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