Chapter 22

Abraham commanded to offer Isaac -- His willingness accepted -- Relieved by divine interposition -- Names of Nahor's children.

1)And it came to pass after these things, that God did try Abraham and said unto him, Abraham; and Abraham said, Behold, here am I.

2)And the Lord said, Take now thy son, thine only Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering, upon one of the mountains of which I will tell thee.

3)And Abraham rose up early in the morning and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son,

4)And clave the wood for the burnt offering; and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

5)Then on the third day, Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place afar off.

6)And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide you here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come to you again.

7)And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon his back; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and Isaac his son; and they went both of them together.

8)And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father! And he said, Here am I, my son.

9)And he said, Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

10)And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering. So they went both of them together; and they came to the place of which God had told him.

11)And Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.

12)And Abraham stretched forth his hand and took the knife to slay his son.

13)And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham! Abraham! And Abraham said, Here am I.

14)And the angel said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him;

15)For now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only Isaac from me.

16)And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind a thicket, there was a ram caught in it by his horns.

17)And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering, in the stead of his son.

18)And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said unto this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

19)And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, and said,

20)Thus saith the Lord, I have sworn by myself, that because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only Isaac from me;

21)That in blessing I will bless thee; and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore.

22)And thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

23)So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

24)And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying,

25)Behold, Milcah, she hath also borne children unto thy brother Nahor; Huz is his firstborn, and Buz is his brother.

26)And Kemuel is the father of Aram, and Chesed, and Haza, and Bildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel;

27)And Bethuel begat Rebekah.

28)These eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother; and his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, Thahash, and Maachah.