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Genesis 24:21-23 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

21 Abraham’s servant did not say a word, but he watched everything Rebekah did, because he wanted to know for certain if this was the woman the Lord had chosen.

22 The servant had brought along an expensive gold ring and two large gold bracelets. When Rebekah had finished bringing the water, he gave her the ring for her nose[a] and the bracelets for her arms. 23 Then he said, “Please tell me who your father is. Does he have room in his house for me and my men to spend the night?”

Footnotes:

  1. 24.22 ring for her nose: Nose-rings were popular jewelry items, as were earrings.

Genesis 24:21-23 New International Version (NIV)

21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.

22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka[a] and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels.[b] 23 Then he asked, “Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 24:22 That is, about 1/5 ounce or about 5.7 grams
  2. Genesis 24:22 That is, about 4 ounces or about 115 grams
New International Version (NIV)

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