Genesis 24:62

“And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 24:62

And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi, for he dwelt in the South countrey.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Isaac had come from going to Beer-lahai-roi; for he was living in the Negev.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Isaac came from the way of Beer-lahai-roi. For he dwelt in the land of the South.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now Isaac had come through the waste land to Beer-lahai-roi; for he was living in the South.
- Basic English Bible

And Isaac had just returned from Beer-lahai-roi; for he was dwelling in the south country.
- Darby Bible

And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.
- Webster's Bible

Isaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he lived in the land of the South.
- World English Bible

And Isaac hath come in from the entrance of the Well of the Living One, my Beholder; and he is dwelling in the land of the south,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Isaac came from the way of Beer-lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the land of the South.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 24:62

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 24:62


24:61 And her damsels - It seems then, when she went to the well for water, it was not because she had no servants at command, but because she took pleasure in the instances of humanity and industry.

24:63 He went out to meditate (or pray) in the field at the even tide - Some think he expected his servants about this time, and went out on purpose to meet them. But it should seem he went out to take the advantage of a silent evening, and a solitary field, for mediation and prayer. Our walks in the field are then truly pleasant, when in them we apply ourselves to meditation and prayer we there have a free and open prospect of the heavens above us, and the earth around us, and the hosts and riches of both, by the view of which we should he led to the contemplation of the Maker and Owner of all. Merciful providences are then doubly comfortable, when they find us in the way of our duty: some think Isaac was now praying for good success in this affair, and meditating upon that which was proper to encourage his hope in God concerning it; and now when he sets himself, as it were, upon his watch - tower, to see what God would answer him, he sees the camels coming.

24:64 She lighted off her camel, and took a vail and covered herself - In token of humility, modesty and subjection.


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