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The Eternal One, the God of heaven, the God who led me from my father’s house and from the land of my birth long ago, the God who spoke to me and swore to me, “I am going to give this land to your future generations”—that God will send His messenger to guide and help you find a wife for my son from there. If for some reason the woman is not willing to follow you, then I free you from the obligation of my oath. But you must never take my son back there!

The trusted servant took the oath, holding in his hand Abraham’s power to give life. He swore to do what his master required.

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