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Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself [a]a lamb for the burnt offering.” So the two walked on together.

When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood, and bound Isaac his son and placed him on the altar, on top of the wood.(A) 10 Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to [b]kill his son.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 22:8 Abraham had complete faith and trust in God. Because God’s covenant with him depended on Isaac, Abraham may have anticipated that God would reveal to him an alternative to the sacrifice of Isaac, as He in fact did (vv 11-13). But Abraham was determined to carry out what God had commanded him to do, because of his faith in God’s promise.
  2. Genesis 22:10 The Hebrew verb refers to a ritual procedure by which the blood flows straight to the ground.

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