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33 When food was served,[a] he said, “I will not eat until I have said what I want to say.”[b] “Tell us,” Laban said.[c]

34 “I am the servant of Abraham,” he began. 35 “The Lord has richly blessed my master and he has become very wealthy.[d] The Lord[e] has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 24:33 tn Heb “and food was placed before him.”
  2. Genesis 24:33 tn Heb “my words.”
  3. Genesis 24:33 tc Some ancient textual witnesses have a plural verb, “and they said.”tn Heb “and he said, ‘Speak.’” The referent (Laban) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  4. Genesis 24:35 tn Heb “become great.” In this context the statement refers primarily to Abraham’s material wealth, although reputation and influence are not excluded.
  5. Genesis 24:35 tn Heb “and he.” The referent (the Lord) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
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