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Hebrews 11:17 New English Translation (NET Bible)

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He had received the promises,[a] yet he was ready to offer up[b] his only son.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 11:17 tn Here “received the promises” refers to the pledges themselves, not to the things God promised.
  2. Hebrews 11:17 tn Grk “he was offering up.” The tense of this verb indicates the attempt or readiness to sacrifice Isaac without the actual completion of the deed.
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