Abraham got up early in the morning and saddled his donkey. He took Isaac and two servants with him. After he cut the wood for the sacrifice, they went to the place God had told them to go.
On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.
He said to his servants, "Stay here with the donkey. My son and I will go over there and worship, and then we will come back to you."
Abraham took the wood for the sacrifice and gave it to his son to carry, but he himself took the knife and the fire. So he and his son went on together.
Isaac said to his father Abraham, "Father!" Abraham answered, "Yes, my son." Isaac said, "We have the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb we will burn as a sacrifice?"
Abraham answered, "God will give us the lamb for the sacrifice, my son." So Abraham and his son went on together
and came to the place God had told him about. Abraham built an altar there. He laid the wood on it and then tied up his son Isaac and laid him on the wood on the altar.
Then Abraham took his knife and was about to kill his son.
But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham! Abraham!" Abraham answered, "Yes."
The angel said, "Don't kill your son or hurt him in any way. Now I can see that you trust God and that you have not kept your son, your only son, from me."
Then Abraham looked up and saw a male sheep caught in a bush by its horns. So Abraham went and took the sheep and killed it. He offered it as a whole burnt offering to God, and his son was saved.