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10 Then he stretched out his hand and grabbed the knife to slaughter his son.

The Angel of the Lord Intervenes

11 Just then, an angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven and said, “Abraham! Abraham!”

“Here I am,” he answered.

12 “Don’t lay your hand on the youth!” he said. “Don’t do anything to him, because I’ve just demonstrated[a] that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only unique one, from me.”

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  1. Genesis 22:12 Lit. because now I know

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