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Genesis 22 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Abraham Tested

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:1 - Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:2 - Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:4 - On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:5 - He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:6 - Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:7 - Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:8 - Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:9 - When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:10 - Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:11 - But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:12 - “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:13 - Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[fn] caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:14 - So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:15 - The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:16 - and said, “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:17 - I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:18 - and through your offspring[fn] all nations on earth will be blessed,[fn] because you have obeyed me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:19 - Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.

Nahor’s Sons

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:20 - Some time later Abraham was told, “Milkah is also a mother; she has borne sons to your brother Nahor:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:21 - Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram),

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:22 - Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph and Bethuel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:23 - Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. Milkah bore these eight sons to Abraham’s brother Nahor.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:24 - His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also had sons: Tebah, Gaham, Tahash and Maakah.
NIV Footnotes
Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text a ram behind him
Or seed
Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)
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