The Sacrifice of Isaac
1#Heb 11:17; Dt 8:2After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
2#2Ch 3:1; Jn 3:16Then He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go 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 up early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place that God had told him. 4Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from a distance. 5Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there and worship and then return to you.”
6#Jn 19:17So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. 7But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!”
And he said, “Here I am, my son.”
Then he said, “Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8#Jn 1:36; 1:29Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.
9#Jas 2:21Then they came to the place that God had told him. So Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on the wood. 10Then Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11#Ge 16:7; 16:9–10But the angel of the Lord called to him out of heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
12#1Sa 15:22; Jas 2:21–22Then He said, “Do not lay your hands on the boy or do anything to him, because now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your only son from Me.”
13Then Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by his horns. So Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up as a burnt offering in the place of his son. 14#Ge 22:8; Ex 17:15Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.”
15Then the angel of the Lord called to Abraham out of heaven a second time, 16#Lk 1:73; Ps 105:9and said, “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17#Ge 15:5; 24:60I will indeed bless you and I will indeed multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens and as the sand that is on the seashore. Your descendants will possess the gate of their enemies. 18#Ge 12:3; Ac 3:25; Ge 18:18Through your offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
19#Ge 21:31So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba. Then Abraham lived at Beersheba.
Sons of Nahor
20#Ge 11:29; 24:24After these things Abraham was told, “Milkah has also borne children to your brother Nahor: 21#Job 1:1Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram, 22Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel.” 23#Ge 24:15Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. Milkah gave birth to these eight to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maakah.
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1And it came to pass after these things, that God#GodHebrew: Elohim tried Abraham, and said to him, Abraham! and he said, Here am I. 2And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son, whom thou lovest, Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah, and there offer him up for a burnt-offering on one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
3And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up and went to the place that God#GodHebrew: Elohim had told him of. 4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5And Abraham said to his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. 6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and the knife, and they went both of them together. 7And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, My father! And he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the sheep for a burnt-offering? 8And Abraham said, My son, God#GodHebrew: Elohim will provide himself with the sheep for a burnt-offering. And they went both of them together. 9And they came to the place of which God#GodHebrew: Elohim had told him. And Abraham built the altar there, and piled the wood; and he bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10And Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to slaughter his son.
11And the Angel of Jehovah called to him from the heavens, and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Here am I. 12And he said, Stretch not out thy hand against the lad, neither do anything to him; for now I know that thou fearest God#GodHebrew: Elohim and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me. 13And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind was a ram caught in the thicket by its horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt-offering instead of his son. 14And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said at the present day, On the mount of Jehovah will be provided.
15And the Angel of Jehovah called to Abraham from the heavens a second time, 16and said, By myself I swear, saith Jehovah, that, because thou hast done this, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, 17I will richly bless thee, and greatly multiply thy seed, as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is on the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because thou hast hearkened to my voice. 19And Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
20And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she also has borne sons to thy brother Nahor: 21Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22and Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23(And Bethuel begot Rebecca.) These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 24And his concubine, named Reumah, she also bore Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maacah.
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