Chapter 22

GEN.22:1 Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”
GEN.22:2 Then He said, “Take now 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 shall tell you.”
GEN.22:3 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 the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
GEN.22:4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off.
GEN.22:5 And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.”
GEN.22:6 So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together.
GEN.22:7 But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” Then he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”
GEN.22:8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.
GEN.22:9 Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.
GEN.22:10 And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
GEN.22:11 But the Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.”
GEN.22:12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”
GEN.22:13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.
GEN.22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided.”
GEN.22:15 Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time out of heaven,
GEN.22:16 and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son –
GEN.22:17 “blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.
GEN.22:18 “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
GEN.22:19 So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
GEN.22:20 Now it came to pass after these things that it was told Abraham, saying, “Indeed Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor:
GEN.22:21 “Huz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,
GEN.22:22 “Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel.”
GEN.22:23 And Bethuel begot Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.
GEN.22:24 His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Thahash, and Maachah.

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