Abraham Offers Isaac1 And it came to pass after these words, God tested Abraham, and said to him, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Behold, it is I. 2 And he said, Take your son, the beloved, whom you loved -- Isaac! And go into the [2land 1high], and offer him there as a whole offering upon one of the mountains! which ever I may tell you. 3 [3rising up 1And 2Abraham] in the morning, saddled his donkey, and he took with himself two servants, and Isaac his son. And splitting wood for a whole offering, [2rising up 3to go 1and], they came upon the place which [2spoke 3to him 1God], [3day 1on the 2third]. 4 And Abraham looking up with his eyes saw the place far off. 5 And Abraham said to his servants, You sit here with the donkey! and I and the lad will go through unto here. And doing obeisance we will return to you. 6 [3took 1And 2Abraham] the wood for the whole offering, and placed it upon Isaac his son. And he took with his hands the fire and the knife; and [3went 1the 2two] together. 7 [3said 1And 2Isaac] to Abraham his father, Father. And he said, What is it child? And he said, Behold, the fire and the wood, where is the sheep -- the one for a whole offering? 8 [3said 1And 2Abraham], God will see to himself a sheep for a whole offering, child. [3going 1And 2both] together, 9 they came upon the place which [2spoke 3to him 1God]. And [2built 3there 1Abraham] the altar. And he placed upon it the wood. And binding [3hand and foot 1Isaac 2his son], he placed him upon the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched his hand to take the knife to slay his son. 11 And [3called 4him 1an angel 2of the lord] from out of the heaven. And he said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Behold, it is I. 12 And he said, You should not put your hand upon the lad, nor should you do anything to him by any means. For now I know that you fear God, and spared not [3son 1your 2beloved] on account of me. 13 And Abraham looking up with his eyes, saw. And behold, [2ram 1one] being held in a plant of a thicket by the horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and he offered it for a whole offering instead of Isaac his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place, The lord saw; that they may say today, [3in 4the 5mountain 1the lord 2was seen]. 15 And [3called 1the angel 2of the lord] Abraham a second time from out of the heaven, saying, 16 According to myself I swear by an oath, says the lord, because you did this saying, and you did not spare [3son 1your 2beloved] on account of me. 17 Assuredly in blessing, I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand by the edge of the sea. And [2will inherit 1your seed] the cities of your opponents. 18 And [6will be blessed 7by 8your seed 1all 2the 3nations 4of the 5earth]; because you obeyed my voice. 19 [3returned 1And 2Abraham] to his servants. And rising up they went together to the Well of the Oath. And Abraham dwelt near the Well of the Oath. 20 And it came to pass after these words, that it was announced to Abraham, saying, Behold, [3has born 1even Milcah 2herself] sons to Nahor your brother. 21 Huz first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel father of the Syrians, 22 and Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel procreated Rebekah. These are the eight sons whom Milcah bore to Nahor the brother of Abraham. 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, bore even herself, Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
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