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Genesis 22

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God Commands Abraham to Offer Isaac
1 # Heb 11.17–19 Some time later God tested Abraham; he called to him, “Abraham!” And Abraham answered, “Yes, here I am!”
2 # 2 Chr 3.1 “Take your son,” God said, “your only son, Isaac, whom you love so much, and go to the land of Moriah. There on a mountain that I will show you, offer him as a sacrifice to me.”
3Early the next morning Abraham cut some wood for the sacrifice, loaded his donkey, and took Isaac and two servants with him. They started out for the place that God had told him about. 4On the third day Abraham saw the place in the distance. 5Then he said to the servants, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there and worship, and then we will come back to you.”
6Abraham made Isaac carry the wood for the sacrifice, and he himself carried a knife and live coals for starting the fire. As they walked along together, 7Isaac said, “Father!”
He answered, “Yes, my son?”
Isaac asked, “I see that you have the coals and the wood, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?”
8Abraham answered, “God himself will provide one.” And the two of them walked on together.
9 # Jas 2.21 When they came to the place which God had told him about, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. He tied up his son and placed him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10Then he picked up the knife to kill him. 11But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven, “Abraham, Abraham!”
He answered, “Yes, here I am.”
12“Don't hurt the boy or do anything to him,” he said. “Now I know that you honour and obey God, because you have not kept back your only son from him.”
13Abraham looked round and saw a ram caught in a bush by its horns. He went and got it and offered it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14Abraham named that place “The LORD Provides”.#22.14 Provides; or Sees. And even today people say, “On the LORD's mountain he provides.”#22.14 provides; or is seen.
15The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time, 16#Heb 6.13–14“I make a vow by my own name — the LORD is speaking — that I will richly bless you. Because you did this and did not keep back your only son from me, 17#Heb 11.12I promise that I will give you as many descendants as there are stars in the sky or grains of sand along the seashore. Your descendants will conquer their enemies. 18#Acts 3.25All the nations will ask me to bless them as I have blessed your descendants — all because you obeyed my command.” 19Abraham went back to his servants, and they went together to Beersheba, where Abraham settled.
The Descendants of Nahor
20Some time later Abraham learnt that Milcah had borne eight children to his brother Nahor: 21Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram, 22Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel, 23Rebecca's father. Milcah bore these eight sons to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 24Reumah, Nahor's concubine, bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.
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The Sacrifice of Isaac
1After these things #1 Cor. 10:13; Heb. 11:17; James 1:12, 13; 1 Pet. 1:6, 7God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to #2 Chr. 3:1the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” 3So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy#22:5 Or young man; also verse 12 will go over there and worship and come again to you.” 6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and #[John 19:17]laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. 7And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8Abraham said, #[John 1:29, 36; 1 Pet. 1:19; Rev. 5:12]“God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.
9When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and #Heb. 11:17; James 2:21laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12He said, #[Mic. 6:7, 8] “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for #[ch. 26:5]now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” 13And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham called the name of that place, #ver. 8“The Lord will provide”;#22:14 Or will see as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”#22:14 Or he will be seen
15And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16and said, #Ps. 105:9; Luke 1:73; Heb. 6:13“By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring #Jer. 33:22; See ch. 15:5 as the stars of heaven and #See ch. 13:16 as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess #ch. 24:60; Ps. 127:5the gate of his#22:17 Or their enemies, 18and #ch. 12:3; 18:18; 26:4; Gal. 3:8; Cited Acts 3:25 in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, #ver. 3; ch. 26:5because you have obeyed my voice.” 19So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to #ch. 21:31Beersheba. And Abraham lived at #ch. 21:31Beersheba.
20Now after these things it was told to Abraham, “Behold, #ch. 11:29Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor: 21#Job 1:1 Uz his firstborn, #Jer. 25:23Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram, 22Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel.” 23(#ch. 24:15Bethuel fathered Rebekah.) These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24Moreover, his concubine, whose name was Reumah, bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.