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10 Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to [a]kill his son.(A) 11 But the [b]Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” He answered, “Here I am.” 12 The Lord said, “Do not reach out [with the knife in] your hand against the boy, and do nothing to [harm] him; for now I know that you fear God [with reverence and profound respect], since you have not withheld from Me your son, your only son [of promise].”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 22:10 The Hebrew verb refers to a ritual procedure by which the blood flows straight to the ground.
  2. Genesis 22:11 See note 16:7.

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