Parsha Chayei Sarah Aliyah 3

Bereishit (Genesis) 24:10-26

10Then the servant took ten camels of his master’s camels and sent out with all the bounty of his master in his hand and made his way to Aram Naharaim to the city of Nahor. 11He made the camels kneel down outside the city, towards a well of water it evening time, a time when the women who draw came out. 12And he said, “HaShem, G-d of my master Avraham, may You so arrange it for me this day that You do kindness with my master Avraham. 13Behold, I am standing by the spring of water and the daughters of the townsmen come out to draw water. 14Let it be that the maiden to whom I shall say, ‘Please tip over your jug so I may drink,’ and who replies, ‘Drink, and I will even water your camels,’ her will You have designated for your servant, for Yitzchak; and may I know that through her that You have done kindness with my master.”

15And it was when he had not finished speaking that suddenly Rivkah was coming out—she who had been born to Bethuel the son of Milcah the wife of Nahor, brother of Avraham—with her jug upon her shoulder. 16Now the maiden was very fair to look upon; a virgin whom no man had known. She descended to the spring, filled her jug and ascended. 17The servant ran towards her and said, “Let me sip, if you please, a little water from your jug.” 18She said, “Drink my lord,” and quickly she lowered her jug to her hand and gave him drink.

19When she finished given him drink, she said, “I will draw water even for your camels until they have finished drinking.” 20So she hurried and emptied her jug into the trough and kept running to the well to draw water; and she drew for all his camels. 21The man was astonished at her, reflecting silently to know whether HaShem had made his journey successful or not. 22And it was, when the camels had finished drinking, the man took the golden nose ring, its weight was a beka, and two bracelets on her arms, ten gold shekels was their weight. 23And he said, “Whose daughter are you? Pray tell me. Is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?”

24She said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah whom she bore to Nahor.” 25And she said to him, “Even straw and feed are plentiful with us as well as a place to lodge.”

26So the man bowed low and prostrated himself to HaShem.

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