Genesis 22

Abraham’s Offering of Isaac

(1) And it came to pass after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham," and he said, "Behold, here I am."

(2) He said, "Now 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 show you."

(3) And 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 split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

(5) Abraham said to his young men, "You stay here with the donkey, I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come back to you."

(6) Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering, and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and both of them went together.

Isaac Questions Abraham

(7) And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, "My father," and he said, "Here I am, my son." Then he said, "Behold the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"

(8) Abraham answered, "My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering." So they went both of them together.

(9) They came to the place of which God had told him. Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar on the wood.

(10) And Abraham reached forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

Sacrifice of Isaac Stopped

(11) Then the angel of the LORD called to him out of heaven, and said, "Abraham, Abraham." And he said, "Here I am."

(12) And he said, "Do not lay your hand on the lad, nor do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.

(13) Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram was caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

(14) And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh, as it is said to this day, "In the mount of the LORD it shall be provided."

(15) The angel of the LORD called to Abraham out of heaven a second time,

(16) and said, "By myself I have sworn, says the LORD, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son,

(17) that in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is on the sea shore, and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.

All the Nations of the Earth will be Blessed

(18) And in your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."

(19) So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba. Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

Son’s of Nahor

(20) It came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, "Behold, Milcah, she also has borne children to your brother Nahor.

(21) Huz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,

(22) Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel."

(23) Bethuel fathered Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.

(24) Also his concubine, whose name was Reumah, gave birth to Tebah, Gaham, Thahash, and Maachah.

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