Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac.
Genesis 22:1 And it came to pass, after these things, that, God, did prove Abraham,and he said unto him, Abraham! And he said, Behold me! Genesis 22:2 And he saidTake, I pray thee, thy son, thine only one, whom thou lovest, even, Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah,and cause him to ascend there, as an ascending-sacrifice, on one of the mountains, which I shall name unto thee.
He giveth proof of his faith and obedience.
Genesis 22:3 So Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took his two young men with him, and Isaac his son,and clave the pieces of wood for an ascending-sacrifice, and mounted and went his way unto the place which God had named to him. Genesis 22:4 It was, on the third day, that Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place, afar off. Genesis 22:5 And Abraham said unto his young menTarry by yourselves here, with the ass, but, I and the young man, must go yonder,that we may bow ourselves down, and return unto you. Genesis 22:6 So Abraham took the pieces of wood for the ascending-sacrifice, and laid them on Isaac his son, and took in his own hand, the fire and the knife,and they went on their way, both of them, together. Genesis 22:7 Then said Isaac unto Abraham his father, then said he: My father! And he said, Behold me, my son,And he said, Beholdthe fire, and the pieces of wood,but where is the lamb, for an ascending-sacrifice? Genesis 22:8 And Abraham said, God, will provide for himself the lamb, for an ascending-sacrifice, my son! So they went on their way, both of them, together. Genesis 22:9 Then came they into the place which God had named to him, and Abraham built there the altar, and laid in order the pieces of wood,and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, above the pieces of wood. Genesis 22:10 And Abraham put forth his hand, and took the knife,to slay his son.
The angel stayeth him.
Genesis 22:11 Then called out unto him the messenger of Yahweh, out of the heavens, and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Behold me! Genesis 22:12 Then he said, Do not put forth thy hand, unto the young man, neither do to himanything at all,for, now, know I that, one who reverest God, thou art, when thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only one, from me.
Isaac is exchanged with a ram.
Genesis 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and lo! a ram, behind, caught in a thicket by his horns,and Abraham went, and took the ram, and caused him to ascend as an ascending-sacrifice, instead of his son.
The place is called JEHOVAH-jireh.
Genesis 22:14 So Abraham called the name of that place, Yahweh-yireh,as to which it is still said today, In the mountain of Yahweh, will provision be made.
Abraham is blessed again.
Genesis 22:15 Then called out the messenger of Yahweh, unto Abraham,a second time, out of the heavens; Genesis 22:16 and said, By myself, have I sworn is the oracle of Yahweh,Because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only one, Genesis 22:17 That I will, richly bless, thee, and, abundantly multiply, thy seed, as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the lip of the sea,that thy seed may take possession of the gate of his foes: Genesis 22:18 So shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves in thy seed,Because thou didst hearken unto my voice. Genesis 22:19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they mounted, and went on their way together, unto Beer-sheba,and Abraham dwelt in 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! Milcahshe also, hath borne sons, to Nahor thy brother: Genesis 22:21 Uz his firstborn, and Buz his brother,and Kemuel, father of Aram Genesis 22:22 and Chesed and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph,and Bethuel; Genesis 22:23 And, Bethuel, hath begotten Rebekah,These eight, hath Milcah borne to Nahor, brother of Abraham. Genesis 22:24 And, his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she also, hath borne Tebah and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.