The Servant’s Account
The maiden ran and told all this to her mother's household.
And now, if you mean to treat my master with true kindness, tell me; and if not, tell me also, that I may turn right or left.”
When Rebecca arrives home ahead of her guest, she tells her brother Laban what has transpired. Laban welcomes the servant into their home, offering both man and beast provisions. The servant, however, refuses to eat until he has said his piece.
Noting his master’s great wealth and success, he relates to the family that he has been sent by Abraham to seek a wife for his son, Isaac, from among Abraham’s kin. He tells about his prayer, and the miraculously instant appearance of Rebecca. He says he asked her identity, and offered her the jewelry, ending with his prayer thanking God for His intercession.
Virtual Classroom Discussion
The Bible is known for not mincing words, yet here it includes a near-complete repetition of the events leading up to the meeting between the servant and Rebecca’s family! Why do you think that is?