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Genesis 22 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now after these things, God put Abraham to the test, and said to him, Abraham; and he said, Here am I. 1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied.
2 And he said to him, Take your son, your dearly loved only son Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah and give him as a burned offering on one of the mountains of which I will give you knowledge. 2 Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about."
3 And Abraham got up early in the morning, and made ready his ass, and took with him two of his young men and Isaac, his son, and after the wood for the burned offering had been cut, he went on his way to the place of which God had given him word. 3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about.
4 And on the third day, Abraham, lifting up his eyes, saw the place a long way off. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.
5 Then he said to his young men, Keep here with the ass; and I and the boy will go on and give worship and come back again to you. 5 He said to his servants, "Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you."
6 And Abraham put the wood for the burned offering on his son's back, and he himself took the fire and the knife in his hand, and the two of them went on together. 6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together,
7 Then Isaac said to Abraham, My father; and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, We have wood and fire here, but where is the lamb for the burned offering? 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, "Father?" "Yes, my son?" Abraham replied. "The fire and wood are here," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?"
8 And Abraham said, God himself will give the lamb for the burned offering: so they went on together. 8 Abraham answered, "God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." And the two of them went on together.
9 And they came to the place of which God had given him knowledge; and there Abraham made the altar and put the wood in place on it, and having made tight the bands round Isaac his son, he put him on the wood on the altar. 9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.
10 And stretching out his hand, Abraham took the knife to put his son to death. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
11 But the voice of the angel of the Lord came from heaven, saying, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 11 But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied.
12 And he said, Let not your hand be stretched out against the boy to do anything to him; for now I am certain that the fear of God is in your heart, because you have not kept back your son, your only son, from me. 12 "Do not lay a hand on the boy," he said. "Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son."
13 And lifting up his eyes, Abraham saw a sheep fixed by its horns in the brushwood: and Abraham took the sheep and made a burned offering of it in place of his son. 13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.
14 And Abraham gave that place the name Yahweh-yireh: as it is said to this day, In the mountain the Lord is seen. 14 So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided."
15 And the voice of the angel of the Lord came to Abraham a second time from heaven, 15 The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time
16 Saying, I have taken an oath by my name, says the Lord, because you have done this and have not kept back from me your dearly loved only son, 16 and said, "I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,
17 That I will certainly give you my blessing, and your seed will be increased like the stars of heaven and the sand by the seaside; your seed will take the land of those who are against them; 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
18 And your seed will be a blessing to all the nations of the earth, because you have done what I gave you orders to do. 18 and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."
19 Then Abraham went back to his young men and they went together to Beer-sheba, the place where Abraham was living. 19 Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.
20 After these things, Abraham had news that Milcah, the wife of his brother Nahor, had given birth to children; 20 Some time later Abraham was told, "Milcah is also a mother; she has borne sons to your brother Nahor:
21 Uz the oldest, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel, the father of Aram, 21 Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram),
22 And Chesed and Hazo and Pildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel. 22 Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph and Bethuel."
23 Bethuel was the father of Rebekah: these eight were the children of Milcah and Nahor, Abraham's brother. 23 Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. Milcah bore these eight sons to Abraham's brother Nahor.
24 And his servant Reumah gave birth to Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah. 24 His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also had sons: Tebah, Gaham, Tahash and Maacah.