Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Acceptance

51 Behold Rebecca is before thee, take her and go thy way, and let her be the wife of thy master's son, as the Lord hath spoken. 52 Which when Abraham's servant heard, falling down to the ground he adored the Lord. 53 And bringing forth vessels of silver and gold, and garments, he gave them to Rebecca for a present. He offered gifts also to her brothers, and to her mother. 54 And a banquet was made, and they ate and drank together, and lodged there. And in the morning, the servant arose, and said: Let me depart, that I may go to my master. 55 And her brother and mother answered: Let the maid stay at least ten days with us, and afterwards she shall depart.

56 Stay me not, said he, because the Lord hath prospered my way: send me away, that I may go to my master. 57 And they said: Let us call the maid, and ask her will. 58 And they called her, and when she was come, they asked: Wilt thou go with this man? She said: I will go. 59 So they sent her away, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his company, 60 Wishing prosperity to their sister, and saying: Thou art our sister, mayst thou increase to thousands of thousands, and may thy seed possess the gates of their enemies.

57 "Let us call the maid, and ask her will"... Not as to her marriage, as she had already consented, but of her quitting her parents and going to her husband.
Genesis 24:51-60

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