Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac. He giveth proof of his faith and obedience. The angel stayeth him from slaying his son, in whose stead he offereth a ram. Abraham is blessed again. The generations of Nahor, from whom came Rebekah.
1 And it came to pass after these things, that 1God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, aBehold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now 1thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of 2Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
3 ¶ And Abraham 1rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and 2went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the 1third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, 1Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and 1laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the alamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, 1God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the 1place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and 2laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the 1angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, 1Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now 2I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold 1behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham 1called the name of that place aJehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, 2In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.
15 ¶ And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, 1By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying 1I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea ashore; and thy seed shall possess 2the gate of his enemies;
18 And 1in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 2because thou hast obeyed my voice.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to 1Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
20 ¶ And it came to pass after these things, that it was 1told Abraham, saying, Behold, 2Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;
21 1Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of 2Aram,
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and 1Bethuel.
23 And Bethuel begat 1Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
24 And his 1concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.