But the Messenger of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Yes?" he answered.
"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 did not refuse to give me your son, your only son."
When Abraham looked around, he saw a ram behind him caught by its horns in a bush. So Abraham took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son.
Abraham named that place The LORD Will Provide. It is still said today, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided."
Then the Messenger of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time
and said, "I am taking an oath on my own name, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not refused to give me your son, your only son,
I will certainly bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of their enemies' cities.
Through your descendant all the nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."
Then Abraham returned to his servants, and together they left for Beersheba. Abraham remained in Beersheba.
Later Abraham was told, "Milcah has given birth to these children of your brother Nahor:
Uz (the firstborn), Buz (his brother), Kemuel (father of Aram),