The Sacrifice of Isaac

22 After these things God tested Abraham(A) and said to him, “Abraham!”

“Here I am,” he answered.

“Take your son,” He said, “your only son Isaac, whom you love,(B) go to the land of Moriah,(C) and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”

So Abraham got up early in the morning,(D) saddled his donkey, and took with him two of his young men and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out to go to the place God had told him about. On the third day(E) Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there to worship; then we’ll come back to you.”

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15 Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16 and said, “By Myself I have sworn,”(A) this is the Lord’s declaration: “Because you have done this thing and have not withheld your only son,[a] 17 I will indeed bless you(B) and make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky(C) and the sand on the seashore.(D) Your offspring will possess the gates of their enemies.(E) 18 And all the nations of the earth will be blessed[b] by your offspring(F) because you have obeyed My command.”

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  1. Genesis 22:16 Sam, LXX, Syr, Vg add from Me
  2. Genesis 22:18 Or will bless themselves, or will find blessing