Abraham was now very old, and the Lord had blessed him in every
way. He said to the senior servant Eliezer in his household, the one in
charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh. I want you to
swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you
will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites,
among whom I am living, but will go to my country and my own
relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.” The servant asked him,
“What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land?
Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?”
“Make sure that you do not take my son back there,” Abraham said.  
“The Lord, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s
household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me
on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring I will give this land’—he will send
his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.
If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be
released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there.”
So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham
and swore an oath to him concerning this matter. Then the servant
left, taking with him ten of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of
good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made
his way to the town of Nahor. He had the camels kneel down near the
well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go
out to draw water. Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master
Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my
master Abraham. See, I am standing beside this spring, and the
daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. May it be
that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may
have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let
her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will
know that you have shown kindness to my master.” Before he had
finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She
was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of
Abraham’s brother Nahor. The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no
man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her
jar and came up again. The servant hurried to meet her and said,
“Please give me a little water from your jar.” “Drink, my lord,” she said,
and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. After
she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels
too, until they have had enough to drink.” So she quickly emptied her
jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew
enough for all his camels. Without saying a word, the man watched
her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey
successful. When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out
a gold nose ring weighing a beka and two gold bracelets weighing ten
shekels. Then he asked, “Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is
there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?” She
answered him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milkah bore
to Nahor.” And she added, “We have plenty of straw and fodder, as
well as room for you to spend the night.” Then the man bowed down
and worshiped the Lord, saying, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of my
master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and
faithfulness to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the
journey to the house of my master’s relatives.” The young woman ran
and told her mother’s household about these things. Now Rebekah
had a brother named Laban, and he hurried out to the man at the
spring. As soon as he had seen the nose ring, and the bracelets on
his sister’s arms, and had heard Rebekah tell what the man said to
her, he went out to the man and found him standing by the camels
near the spring. “Come, you who are blessed by the Lord,” he said.
“Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a
place for the camels.” So the man went to the house, and the camels
were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and
water for him and his men to wash their feet. Then food was set
before him, but he said, “I will not eat until I have told you what I have
to say.” “Then tell us,” Laban said. So he said, “I am Abraham’s
servant. The Lord has blessed my master abundantly, and he has
become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold,
male and female servants, and camels and donkeys. My master’s wife
Sarah has borne him a son in her old age, and he has given him
everything he owns. And my master made me swear an oath, and
said, ‘You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the
Canaanites, in whose land I live, but go to my father’s family and to my
own clan, and get a wife for my son.’ “Then I asked my master, ‘What
if the woman will not come back with me?’ “He replied, ‘The Lord,
before whom I have walked faithfully, will send his angel with you and
make your journey a success, so that you can get a wife for my son
from my own clan and from my father’s family. You will be released
from my oath if, when you go to my clan, they refuse to give her to
you—then you will be released from my oath.’ “When I came to the
spring today, I said, ‘Lord, God of my master Abraham, if you will,
please grant success to the journey on which I have come. See, I am
standing beside this spring. If a young woman comes out to draw
water and I say to her, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar,”
and if she says to me, “Drink, and I’ll draw water for your camels too,”
let her be the one the Lord has chosen for my master’s son.’ “Before I
finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her
shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to
her, ‘Please give me a drink.’ “She quickly lowered her jar from her
shoulder and said, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too.’ So I drank,
and she watered the camels also. “I asked her, ‘Whose daughter are
you?’ “She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milkah
bore to him.’ “Then I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her
arms, and I bowed down and worshiped the Lord. I praised the Lord,
the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to
get the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son. Now if you
will show kindness and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not,
tell me, so I may know which way to turn.” Laban and Bethuel
answered, “This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way
or the other. Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become
the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.” When
Abraham’s servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the
ground before the Lord. Then the servant brought out gold and silver
jewelry and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also
gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother. Then he and the
men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there.
When they got up the next morning, he said, “Send me on my way to
my master.” But her brother and her mother replied, “Let the young
woman remain with us ten days or so; then you[e] may go.” But he
said to them, “Do not detain me, now that the Lord has granted
success to my journey. Send me on my way so I may go to my master.”
Then they said, “Let’s call the young woman and ask her about it.”  So
they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?”
“I will go,” she said. So they sent their sister Rebekah on her way,
along with her nurse and Abraham’s servant and his men. And they
blessed Rebekah and said to her, “Our sister, may you increase to
thousands upon thousands; may your offspring possess the cities of
their enemies.” Then Rebekah and her attendants got ready and
mounted the camels and went back with the man. So the servant took
Rebekah and left. Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he
was living in the Negev. He went out to the field one evening to
meditate,and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. Rebekah
also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel and
asked the servant, “Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?”
“He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her veil and
covered herself. Then the servant told Isaac all he had done. Isaac
brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married
Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was
comforted after his mother’s death.
Genesis 24:1 - 49:31
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This is an Isaac and Rebekah lapbook
craft for kids to do in Sunday school
class or Children's Church. First you
will need a colored folder. Print all four
templates to make this folder. Using
decorative cutting scissors cut the
Issac and Rebekah picture out and
tape down on the front. It has the
scripture from Genesis 24:67 on it.  
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The booklet for the Isaac and Rebekah Craft is made from three
pieces of 3 x 9″ construction paper folded in half. You can staple the
book together or punch two holes and tie the spine together with a
ribbon. Also includes an activity sheet with a verse to trace and
picture to color.