Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

Bible References


Joshua 24:3
But I took your father Abraham from the region beyond the Euphrates River, led him throughout the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants. I gave him Isaac,
Isaiah 51:2
Look to Abraham your father,
and to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain.
When I called him, he was only one;
I blessed him and made him many.
Matthew 3:9
And don’t presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!
Luke 1:73
the oath that He swore to our father Abraham.
He has given us the privilege,
Luke 16:24
‘Father Abraham!’ he called out, ‘Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame!’
John 8:39
“Our father is Abraham!” they replied.

“If you were Abraham’s children,” Jesus told them, “you would do what Abraham did.
Acts 7:2
“Brothers and fathers,” he said, “listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he settled in Haran,
Romans 4:1
What then can we say that Abraham, our physical ancestor, has found?


Genesis 22:9
When they arrived at the place that God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood. He bound his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood.

General references

Genesis 22:10
Then Abraham reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.
Genesis 26:5
because Abraham listened to My voice and kept My mandate, My commands, My statutes, and My instructions.”
James 2:24
You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

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