New American Standard Bible
But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
King James Bible
And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
Darby Bible Translation
And the Angel of Jehovah called to him from the heavens, and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Here am I.
World English Bible
The angel of Yahweh called to him out of the sky, and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" He said, "Here I am."
Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger of Jehovah calleth unto him from the heavens, and saith, 'Abraham, Abraham;' and he saith, 'Here am I;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
At this critical moment the angel of the Lord interposes to prevent the actual sacrifice. "Lay not thy hand upon the lad." Here we have the evidence of a voice from heaven that God does not accept of human victims. Man is morally unclean, and therefore unfit for a sacrifice. He is, moreover, not in any sense a victim, but a doomed culprit, for whom the victim has to be provided. And for a typical sacrifice that cannot take away, but only shadow forth, the efficacious sacrifice, man is neither fit nor necessary. The lamb without blemish, that has no penal or protracted suffering, is sufficient for a symbol of the real atonement. The intention, therefore, in this case was enough, and that was now seen to be real. "Now I know that thou fearest God." This was known to God antecedent to the event that demonstrated it. But the original "I have known" denotes an eventual knowing, a discovering by actual experiment; and this observable probation of Abraham was necessary for the judicial eye of God, who is to govern the world, and for the conscience of man, who is to be instructed by practice as well as principle. "Thou hast not withheld thy son from me." This voluntary surrender of all that was dear to him, of all that he could in any sense call his own, forms the keystone of Abraham's spiritual experience. He is henceforth a tried man.
LibraryThe Promise to the Patriarchs.
A great epoch is, in Genesis, ushered in with the history of the time of the Patriarchs. Luther says: "This is the third period in which Holy Scripture begins the history of the Church with a new family." In a befitting manner, the representation is opened in Gen. xii. 1-3 by an account of the first revelation of God, given to Abraham at Haran, in which the way is opened up for all that follows, and in which the dispensations of God are brought before us in a rapid survey. Abraham is to forsake …
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Now the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.
"Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him."
Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
"The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, 'To your descendants I will give this land,' He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there.
"Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob,' and I said, 'Here I am.'
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