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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:1 - Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:2 - Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:4 - Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:5 - And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad[fn] and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:6 - So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:7 - But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” Then he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:8 - And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:9 - Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:10 - And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:11 - But the Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:12 - And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:13 - Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:14 - And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide;[fn] as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:15 - Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time out of heaven,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:16 - and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son—

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:17 - “blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:18 - “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:19 - So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:20 - Now it came to pass after these things that it was told Abraham, saying, “Indeed Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:21 - “Huz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:23 - And Bethuel begot Rebekah.[fn] These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:24 - His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Thahash, and Maachah.
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Hebrew YHWH Yireh
Spelled Rebecca in Romans 9:10

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