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And when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will also draw water for your camels until they have finished drinking.” Bible

“until they have finished drinking.” This is an amazing act of care and hospitality to a stranger. A thirsty camel can drink up to 30 gallons (about 115 liters) in about 15 minutes. Given that Abraham’s servant had ten camels with him, that would have required a lot of effort of pulling water up out of the well, not to mention the time it would have taken. This verse gives us a wonderful look into Rebekah’s character.


Commentary for: Genesis 24:19