Genesis 22
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The Offering of Isaac

1Now it happened after these things, that God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2Then He said, “Take now your son, your only one, whom you love, Isaac, and go forth to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.” 3So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from a distance. 5And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there; and we will worship, and we will return to you.” 6Then Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and put it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together.

7Then Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8And Abraham said, “God will [†]provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together.

9Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood and bound his son Isaac and put him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11But the angel of Yahweh called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12And He said, “Do not stretch out your hand against the boy, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you [†]fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only one, from Me.” 13Then Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there was a ram after it had been caught in the thicket by its horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. 14And Abraham called the name of that place [†]Yahweh Will Provide, as it is said this day, “In the mount of Yahweh it will [†]be provided.”

15Then the angel of Yahweh called to Abraham a second time from heaven, 16and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares Yahweh, because you have done this thing and have not spared your son, your only one, 17indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. 18In your [†]seed all the nations of the earth shall [†]be blessed, because you have listened to My voice.” 19So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and walked together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived at Beersheba.

20Now it happened after these things, that it was told to Abraham, saying, “Behold, Milcah [†]also has borne children to your brother Nahor: 21Uz his firstborn and Buz his brother and Kemuel the father of Aram 22and Chesed and Hazo and Pildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel.” 23And Bethuel [†]was the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, [†]also bore Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah.

8 Lit see
12 Or reverence; lit are a fearer of God
14 Heb Yahweh-jireh
14 Lit be seen
18 Or descendants
18 Or experience blessing repeatedly, bless themselves
20 Lit she also
23 Lit begot
24 Lit she also

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