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Genesis 22

Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac.

Genesis 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God tried Abraham, and said to him, Abraham! and he said, Here am I. Genesis 22:2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son], whom thou lovest, Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah, and there offer him up for a burnt-offering on one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

He giveth proof of his faith and obedience.

Genesis 22:3 And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up and went to the place that God had told him of. Genesis 22:4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. Genesis 22:5 And Abraham said to his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. Genesis 22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and the knife, and they went both of them together. Genesis 22:7 And Isaac spoke to 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 sheep for a burnt-offering? Genesis 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself with the sheep for a burnt-offering. And they went both of them together. Genesis 22:9 And they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built the altar there, and piled the wood; and he bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. Genesis 22:10 And Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to slaughter his son.

The angel stayeth him.

Genesis 22:11 And the Angel of Jehovah called to him from the heavens, and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Here am I. Genesis 22:12 And he said, Stretch not out thy hand against the lad, neither do anything to him; for now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son], from me.

Isaac is exchanged with a ram.

Genesis 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind was a ram caught in the thicket by its horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt-offering instead of his son.

The place is called JEHOVAH-jireh.

Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said at the present day, On the mount of Jehovah will be provided.

Abraham is blessed again.

Genesis 22:15 And the Angel of Jehovah called to Abraham from the heavens a second time, Genesis 22:16 and said, By myself I swear, saith Jehovah, that, because thou hast done this, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son], Genesis 22:17 I will richly bless thee, and greatly multiply thy seed, as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is on the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; Genesis 22:18 and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because thou hast hearkened to my voice. Genesis 22:19 And Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

The generation of Nahor unto Rebekah.

Genesis 22:20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she also has borne sons to thy brother Nahor: Genesis 22:21 Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, Genesis 22:22 and Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. Genesis 22:23 (And Bethuel begot Rebecca.) These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother. Genesis 22:24 And his concubine, named Reumah, she also bore Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maacah.

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