THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 22 ©
God tempts Abraham, charging him to offer up his son Isaac, vs. 1. Abraham obeys and is ready to the utmost for to slay Isaac, 3. But hindered by God from heaven, highly commended, and rewarded with renewed promises, and the oath of God, 11. Abraham receives good tidings of his brother Nahor’s welfare, and descendants, 20.
AND 1it came to pass after these things, that God 2did tempta Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, 3Behold, here I am.
And he said, 4Take now thy son, thineb only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into 5the land of Moriah; and 6offer him there for a 7burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
¶And Abraham 8rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clavec the 9wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
10Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the 11lad will go yonder and 12worship, 13and come again to you.
14And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, 15My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
And Abraham said, My son, God will 16provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and 17bound Isaac his son, and laidd him on the altar upon the wood.
And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife 18to slay his son.
And the 19angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, 20Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
And he said, 21Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for 22now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son 23from me.
And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold 24behind him a ram caught 25in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
And 26Abraham called the name of that place 27Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, 28In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
¶And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
And said, 29Bye myself have If sworn, saith the LORD, for 30because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
31That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is 32upon the sea shore; andg thy seed shall possess 33the gate of his enemies;
Andh34in thy seed shall 35all the nations of the earth 36be blessed; 37because thou hast obeyed my voice.
So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to 38Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
¶And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, 39Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;
40Huz his firstborn, and 41Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of 42Aram,
And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
And Bethuel begat 43Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
And his 44concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and 45Maachah.