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10 Then Abraham [L sent his hand and] took his knife and was about to ·kill [slaughter] his son.

11 But the ·angel [messenger] of the Lord [16:7] called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham! Abraham!”

Abraham answered, “Yes.”

12 The angel said, “Don’t ·kill [L send out your hand against] your son or ·hurt [L do anything to] him in any way. Now I can see that you ·trust [L fear] God and that you have not ·kept [withheld] your son, your ·only [or precious] son, from me [Heb. 11:17–19; James 2:21–23].”

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10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife(A) to slay his son.(B) 11 But the angel of the Lord(C) called out to him from heaven,(D) “Abraham! Abraham!”(E)

“Here I am,”(F) he replied.

12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God,(G) because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.(H)

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