Hebrews 11:17

Being tried (peirazomeno). Present passive participle of peirazw. The test was still going on. Offered up (prosenhnocen). Perfect active indicative of prosperw, the verb so often used in this Epistle. The act was already consummated so far as Abraham was concerned when it was interrupted and it stands on record about him. See Genesis 22:1-18 . He that had gladly received the promises (o ta epaggelia anadexameno). Anadecomai is old verb to welcome, to entertain, in N.T. only here and Acts 28:7 . It seemed the death of his hopes. Was offering up (proseperen). It is the imperfect of an interrupted action like ekaloun in Luke 1:59 .