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He said to his oldest servant, who was in charge of all that he had, “Place your hand between my thighs[a] and make a vow. I want you to make a vow in the name of the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not choose a wife for my son from the people here in Canaan. You must go back to the country where I was born and get a wife for my son Isaac from among my relatives.”

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  1. Genesis 24:2 This was the way in which a vow was made absolutely unchangeable.

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