Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac. He giveth proof of his faith and obedience. The angel stayeth him from slaying his son, in whose stead he offereth a ram. Abraham is blessed again. The generations of Nahor, from whom came Rebekah.
1AND it came to pass after these things, that aGod did *tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, 1Behold, here I am.
1Heb. Behold me.
a He. 11.7,17. 2Sa. 24.1. Ja. 1.12,13. 1Pe. 1.6,7.
2And 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.
b ch. 21.12. Jn. 3.16. Ro. 5.8. 1Jn. 4.9,10. c 2Ch. 3.1.
3¶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.
d ch. 21.14. Ps. 119.60. Ec. 9.10. He. 11.19. e v.2. Mar. 10.28-34. De. 12.32. Jn. 8.29. He. 5.8. Phi. 2.8.
4Then on the fthird day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
f Ex. 19.11,15. Le. 7.17. Nu. 19.12,19; 31.19. 2Ki. 20.5. Ho. 6.2. 1Co. 15.4.
5And 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.
g Mat. 9.16. He. 12.1; 11.19.
6And 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.
h Is. 53.6. Jn. 19.17. Lu. 24.26,27. 1Pe. 2.24; 3.18. 2Co. 5.21.
7And 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?
2Or, kid, v.8. Ex. 12.3,5.
8And Abraham said, My son, iGod will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
i 2Ch. 25.9. ch. 18.14. Mat. 19.26.
9And 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. k Ja. 2.21-23. He. 11.17-19. Is. 53.4-6,10. Mat. 8.20; 26; 27. 2Co. 5.21. Ga. 3.13. Phi. 2.7,8. He. 2.9,10; 9.28. 1Pe. 2.24; 3.18.
10And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11And the langel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
l ch. 16.7; 21.17. v.16.
12And 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.
m He. 11.19. 2Co. 8.12. 1Co. 10.13. Job 5.19. Mi. 6.7,8. n Mat. 5.16; 16.21,24; 10.37,38; 19.29. Jn. 2.18,21. Jn. 3.16. Ro. 5.8. 1Jn. 4.9,10. ch. 26.5.
13And 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.
o Is. 30.21. v.8. Ps. 89.19,20. 1Pe. 1.19. Pr. 8.23,31. Ps. 40.6-8. Je. 30.21.
14And 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.
3That is, the LORD will see or provide, v.8,13.
p Ex. 17.15. Ju. 6.24. Eze. 48.35. q De. 32.36. Ps. 135.14. Jn. 1.14. 1Ti. 3.16.
15¶And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16And 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 :
r Ps. 105.9. Lu. 1.73. He. 6.13-18. Ro. 4.13-17.
17That 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;
s ch. 12.2; 13.16; 15.5; 17.6; 26.4; 28.3,14. Je. 32.22. t ch. 24.60. De. 21.19. Ps. 2.8,9; 127.5. Da. 2.44,45. 1Co. 15.57.
18And uin thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; vbecause thou hast obeyed my voice.
u ch. 12.3; 18.18; 26.4. Ac. 3.25. Ga. 3.8,29. Ps. 72.17. Ep. 1.3. Ro. 8.17. v v.2.
19So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to wBeer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
w ch. 21.31. Jos. 15.28. Ju. 20.1.
20¶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;
x Pr. 25.25. y ch. 11.29; 24.15,24.
21zHuz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of aAram,
z Job 1.1; 32.2. a Ps. 60,title. Nu. 23.7. ch. 24.10.
22And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and bBethuel.
b ch. 24.15,24; 28.5.
23And Bethuel begat cRebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
c ch. 24.15,24,67. Called, Ro. 9.10, Rebecca.
24And 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.