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The Lord, the God of heaven, Who took me from my father’s house, from the land of my family and my birth, Who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, To your offspring I will give this land—He will send His [a]Angel before you, and you will take a wife from there for my son.

And if the woman should [b]not be willing to go along after you, then you will be clear from this oath; only you must not take my son back there.

So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master and swore to him concerning this matter.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 24:7 See footnote on Gen. 16:7.
  2. Genesis 24:8 The Holy Spirit does not win unwilling souls, only “whosoever will.”

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