9So the servant put his hand between the thighs of Abraham, his master, and made a vow to do what Abraham had asked.
10The servant, who was in charge of Abraham's property, took ten of his master's camels and went to the city where Nahor had lived in northern Mesopotamia.
11When he arrived, he made the camels kneel down at the well outside the city. It was late afternoon, the time when women came out to get water.
12He prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, give me success today and keep your promise to my master.
13Here I am at the well where the young women of the city will be coming to get water.
14I will say to one of them, ‘Please, lower your jar and let me have a drink.’ If she says, ‘Drink, and I will also bring water for your camels,’ may she be the one that you have chosen for your servant Isaac. If this happens, I will know that you have kept your promise to my master.”
15Before he had finished praying, Rebecca arrived with a water jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel, who was the son of Abraham's brother Nahor and his wife Milcah.
16She was a very beautiful young woman and still a virgin. She went down to the well, filled her jar, and came back.
17The servant ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a drink of water from your jar.”
18She said, “Drink, sir,” and quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and held it while he drank.
19When he had finished, she said, “I will also bring water for your camels and let them have all they want.”
20She quickly emptied her jar into the animals' drinking trough and ran to the well to get more water, until she had watered all his camels.
21The man kept watching her in silence, to see if the Lord had given him success.
22When she had finished, the man took an expensive gold ring and put it in her nose and put two large gold bracelets on her arms.
23He said, “Please tell me who your father is. Is there room in his house for my men and me to spend the night?”
24“My father is Bethuel son of Nahor and Milcah,” she answered.
25“There is plenty of straw and fodder at our house, and there is a place for you to stay.”
26Then the man knelt down and worshiped the Lord.
27He said, “Praise the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has faithfully kept his promise to my master. The Lord has led me straight to my master's relatives.”