Lesson 8: Isaac Gets a Wife

It was time for Isaac to find a wife, but the local women worshiped false gods. Abraham was worried. He feared that if Isaac married one of the local women then all his grandchildren might also become idol worshipers.

Abraham said to his loyal servant, “Go to my homeland and choose a wife for Isaac and bring her back with you.”
“How will I be able to choose the right woman?” the servant asked.
“The Most High God will send His angel before you. He will help you,” said Abraham.

Then the servant travelled to Abraham’s hometown. He stopped by a well to pray, “Lord God, please lead me to a woman who is right for Isaac.”
Just then, a beautiful young woman named Rebekah came to the well. She gave the servant a drink of water and said, “I will water your camels too.”
The servant praised God for answering his prayer.
“God has been kind and truthful. Rebekah is the right wife for Isaac.”

  1. Why did Abraham send his servant back to his homeland?
  2. Why did Abraham’s servant pray to God?


but འོན་ཀྱང་
local adj. ས་གནས་དེའི་ 本地
woman n. བུད་མེད་ 女子
worried adj. སེམས་ཁྲལ་ལངས་ 担心
if གལ་སྲིད་ 如果
married v. (p) མནའ་མ་ལེན་
grandchildren n. བུ་རྒྱུད་རྣམས་ 子孙
idol worshipers n. སྐུ་འདྲ་ལ་དད་པ་བྱེད་མཁན་ 拜偶像的人
loyal adj. ལྷག་བསམ་དག་པ་ 衷心的
servant n. ཞབས་ཕྱི་ 仆人
homeland n. ཕ་ཡུལ་ 家乡
choose v. བདམས་ 挑选
bring back v. (imp.) ཁྲིད་ཤོག་ 带回来
help v. རོགས་པ་གནང་ 帮助
well n. ཁྲོན་པ་ 水井
pray v. གསོལ་བ་བཏབ་ 祷告
lead v. ལམ་སྟོན་གནང་ 引领
just then སྐབས་དེར་ 当时
water n. ཆུ་
camels n. རྔ་མོང་ 骆驼
answering དྲི་ལན་ 回应
kind adj. བྱམས་བརྩེ་ 慈爱
truthful adj. ཡིད་རྟོན་རུང་བ་
trustworthy, reliable
right wife adj., n. ཚེ་གྲོགས་བྱས་ན་འགྲིག་ངེས་རེད་
appropriate spouse

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