English Revised Version

Genesis 22

Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac.

Genesis 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did prove Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham; and he said, Here am I. Genesis 22:2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son, whom thou lovest, even Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon 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 unto the place of which God had told him. Genesis 22:4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. Genesis 22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come again to you. Genesis 22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took in his hand the fire and the knife; and they went both of them together. Genesis 22:7 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 lamb for a burnt offering? Genesis 22:8 And Abraham said, God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son: so they went both of them together. Genesis 22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. Genesis 22:10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

The angel stayeth him.

Genesis 22:11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. Genesis 22:12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou 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 [him] a ram caught in the 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.

The place is called JEHOVAH-jireh.

Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.

Abraham is blessed again.

Genesis 22:15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham a second time out of heaven, Genesis 22:16 and said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: Genesis 22:17 that 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 upon 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 be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. Genesis 22:19 So Abraham returned unto 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 hath borne children unto thy brother Nahor; Genesis 22:21 Uz his firstborn, 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 begat Rebekah: these eight did Milcah bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. Genesis 22:24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she also bare Tebah, and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.

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