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Genesis 22 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 After all this, God tested Abraham. God said, "Abraham!" "Yes?" answered Abraham. "I'm listening." 1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied.
2 He said, "Take your dear son Isaac whom you love and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I'll point out to you." 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 Abraham got up early in the morning and saddled his donkey. He took two of his young servants and his son Isaac. He had split wood for the burnt offering. He set out for the place God had directed him. 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 On the third day he looked up and saw the place in the distance. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.
5 Abraham told his two young servants, "Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I are going over there to worship; then we'll come back 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 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and gave it to Isaac his son to carry. He carried the flint and the knife. The two of them went off 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 Isaac said to Abraham his father, "Father?" "Yes, my son." "We have flint and wood, but where's the sheep for the burnt 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 Abraham said, "Son, God will see to it that there's a sheep for the burnt offering." And they kept on walking 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 They arrived at the place to which God had directed him. Abraham built an altar. He laid out the wood. Then he tied up Isaac and laid him on the wood. 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 Abraham reached out and took the knife to kill his son. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
11 Just then an angel of God called to him out of Heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Yes, I'm listening." 11 But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied.
12 "Don't lay a hand on that boy! Don't touch him! Now I know how fearlessly you fear God; you didn't hesitate to place your son, your dear son, on the altar for 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 Abraham looked up. He saw a ram caught by its horns in the thicket. Abraham took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead 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 Abraham named that place God-Yireh (God-Sees-to-It). That's where we get the saying, "On the mountain of God, he sees to it." 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 The angel of God spoke from Heaven a second time to Abraham: 15 The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time
16 "I swear - God's sure word! - because you have gone through with this, and have not refused to give me your son, your dear, dear 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 I'll bless you - oh, how I'll bless you! And I'll make sure that your children flourish - like stars in the sky! like sand on the beaches! And your descendants will defeat their enemies. 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 All nations on Earth will find themselves blessed through your descendants because you obeyed me." 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 servants. They got things together and returned to Beersheba. Abraham settled down in Beersheba. 19 Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.
20 After all this, Abraham got the news: "Your brother Nahor is a father! Milcah has given him children: 20 Some time later Abraham was told, "Milcah is also a mother; she has borne sons to your brother Nahor:
21 Uz, his firstborn, his brother Buz, Kemuel (he was the father of Aram), 21 Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram),
22 Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel." 22 Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph and Bethuel."
23 (Bethuel was the father of Rebekah.) Milcah gave these eight sons to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 23 Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. Milcah bore these eight sons to Abraham's brother Nahor.
24 His concubine, Reumah, gave him four more children: Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah. 24 His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also had sons: Tebah, Gaham, Tahash and Maacah.