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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Genesis 22:1 - 19
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 22
22:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied.
 
22:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about."
 
22:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about.
 
22:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.
 
22:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He said to his servants, "Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you."
 
22:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together,
 
22:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, "Father?" "Yes, my son?" Abraham replied. "The fire and wood are here," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?"
 
22:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abraham answered, "God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." And the two of them went on together.
 
22:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.
 
22:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
 
22:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied.
 
22:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Do not lay a hand on the boy," he said. "Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son."
 
22:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram F103 caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.
 
22:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided."
 
22:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time
 
22:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and said, "I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,
 
22:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
 
22:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and through your offspring F104 all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."
 
22:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F103 Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text a ram behind [him]
F104 Or seed

 
 

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