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10 Then Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice. 11 But the Lord’s messenger called out to Abraham from heaven, “Abraham? Abraham?”

Abraham said, “I’m here.”

12 The messenger said, “Don’t stretch out your hand against the young man, and don’t do anything to him. I now know that you revere God and didn’t hold back your son, your only son, from me.” 13 Abraham looked up and saw a single ram[a] caught by its horns in the dense underbrush. Abraham went over, took the ram, and offered it as an entirely burned offering instead of his son. 14 Abraham named that place “the Lord sees.”[b] That is the reason people today say, “On this mountain the Lord is seen.”[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 22:13 LXX, Sam, Syr, Tg; MT a ram behind
  2. Genesis 22:14 Or the Lord is seen; or the Lord provides
  3. Genesis 22:14 Or the Lord sees; or on the Lord’s mountain, it will be provided