Genesis 22 ©

1 Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac. 3 He giveth proof of his faith and obedience. 11 The angel stayeth him from slaying his son, in whose stead he offereth a ram. 15 Abraham is blessed again. 20 The generations of Nahor, from whom came Rebekah.


AND it came to pass after these things, that aGod did *tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, 1Behold, here I am.


And he said, Take now bthy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of cMoriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.


¶And Abraham drose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and *clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and ewent unto the place of which God had told him.


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


And Abraham said unto his young men, gAbide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.


And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and hlaid 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, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the 2lamb for a burnt offering?


And Abraham said, My son, iGod will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.


And they came to the jplace which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and klaid him on the altar upon the wood.

j v.2-4. Mat. 21; 26; 27.

And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.


And the langel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.


And he said, mLay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now nI know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.


And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold obehind him a ram caught in 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 Abraham pcalled the name of that place 3Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, qIn 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, rBy myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son :


That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying sI will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea 4shore; and thy seed shall possess tthe gate of his enemies;


And uin thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; vbecause thou hast obeyed my voice.

v v.2.

So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to wBeer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.


¶And it came to pass after these things, that it was xtold Abraham, saying, Behold, yMilcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;


zHuz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of aAram,

a Ps. 60,title. Nu. 23.7. ch. 24.10.

And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and bBethuel.


And Bethuel begat cRebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

c ch. 24.15,24,67. Called, Ro. 9.10, Rebecca.

And his dconcubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

d ch. 16.3,6,7; 25.1,5,6.