The Offering of Isaac1 Now it came about after these things, that a God tested Abraham, and said to him, b “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take now c your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of d Moriah, and offer him there as a e burnt 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 f laid 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 g lamb for the burnt offering?” 8 Abraham said, “God will ▼
▼ Lit seeprovide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together. 9 Then they came to i the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built j the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and k laid 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 l the 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 m I know that you ▼
▼ Or reverence; lit are a fearer of Godfear God, since you have not withheld o your 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 ▼
▼ Heb YHWH-jirehThe Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the Lord q it will ▼
▼ Lit be seenbe provided.” 15 Then the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, 16 and said s “By 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 t multiply your ▼ seed as the stars of the heavens and as v the sand which is on the seashore; and w your ▼ seed shall possess the gate of ▼
▼ Lit histheir enemies. 18 z “In your ▼ seed all the nations of the earth shall ▼
▼ Or bless themselvesbe blessed, because you have ac obeyed My voice.” 19 ad So 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 ae Milcah ▼
▼ Lit she alsoalso 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 ▼
▼ Lit begotbecame the father of ah Rebekah; these eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24 His concubine, whose name was Reumah ▼
▼ Lit she alsoalso bore Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah.
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