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The Offering of Isaac

1 Now it came about after these things, that God R567 tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" R568 And he said, "Here I am." 2 He said, "Take now your R569 son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, R570 and offer him there as a burnt R571 offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you." 3 So 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. 4 On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance. 5 Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you." 6 Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid R572 it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. 7 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 R573 for the burnt offering?" 8 Abraham said, "God will provide F375 for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." So the two of them walked on together.

9 Then they came to the R574 place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the R575 altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid R576 him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the R577 angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am." 12 He said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I R578 know that you fear F376 God, since you have not withheld your R579 son, your only son, from Me." 13 Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. 14 Abraham called the name of that place The F377 LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, "In the mount of the LORD it R580 will be F378 provided."

15 Then the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven, 16 and said, "By R581 Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply R582 your seed F379 as the stars of the heavens and as the R583 sand which is on the seashore; and your R584 seed F379 shall possess the gate of their F380 enemies. 18 "In R585 your seed F381 all the nations of the earth shall be F382 blessed, because you have obeyed R586 My voice." 19 So R587 Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived at Beersheba.

20 Now it came about after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, "Behold, Milcah R588 also F383 has borne children to your brother Nahor: 21 Uz his firstborn and Buz his brother and Kemuel the father of Aram 22 and Chesed and Hazo and Pildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel." 23 Bethuel became F384 the father of Rebekah; R589 these eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 24 His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also F385 bore Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah.

F375: Lit see
F376: Or reverence; lit are a fearer of God
F377: Hebrew YHWH-jireh
F378: Lit be seen
F379: Or descendants
F379: Or descendants
F380: Lit his
F381: Or descendants
F382: Or bless themselves
F383: Lit she also
F384: Lit begot
F385: Lit she also

R567: Deuteronomy 8:2,16; Hebrews 11:17; James 1:12-14
R568: Genesis 22:11
R569: Genesis 22:12,16; John 3:16; 1 John 4:9
R570: 2 Chronicles 3:1
R571: Genesis 8:20
R572: John 19:17
R573: Exodus 29:38-42; John 1:29,36; Revelation 13:8
R574: Genesis 22:2
R575: Genesis 12:7,8; 13:18
R576: Hebrews 11:17-19; James 2:21
R577: Genesis 16:7-11; 21:17,18
R578: James 2:21,22
R579: Genesis 22:2,16
R580: Genesis 22:8
R581: Psalms 105:9; Luke 1:73; Hebrews 6:13,14
R582: Genesis 15:5; 26:4; Jeremiah 33:22; Hebrews 11:12
R583: Genesis 32:12
R584: Genesis 24:60
R585: Genesis 12:3; 18:18; Acts 3:25; Galatians 3:8,16
R586: Genesis 18:19; 22:3,10; 26:5
R587: Genesis 22:5
R588: Genesis 11:29
R589: Genesis 24:15


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