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Genesis 22:1 (show verse)

Some time after these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am!" Abraham replied.

Genesis 22:2 (show verse)

God said, "Take your son -- your only son, whom you love, Isaac -- and go to the land of Moriah! Offer him up there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will indicate to you."
Abraham » Trial of his faith in the offering of isaac
Afflictions made beneficial » In trying our faith and obedience
The atonement » Typified
Bible stories for children » The young man whom an angel saved
the Burnt offering » The most ancient of all sacrifices
Communion » Instances of » Abraham
Courage » Instances of the courage of conviction » In offering isaac
Faith » Instances of » In the offering up of isaac
Faith » Trial of » Abraham, when commanded to offer isaac
Faith » Faith tested tested » Of abraham
High places » Sometimes used for true worship
High places » A term used to describe places of worship
Hindrances » Faith tested » Examples of
isaac » The miraculous son of abraham » Offered in sacrifice by his father
Moriah » The land of
Mountain » Mount moriah » Abraham » Offers » isaac » Sacrifice
Mountains » Names of » Moriah, in jerusalem, where the temple was built and where it is supposed abraham offered up isaac
Mountains » Mentioned in scripture » Moriah
Mountains » Sometimes selected as places for divine worship
Mountains » Scenes of great events » Moriah, abraham sacrificed isaac
Obedience » Examples of » Abraham
Offerings » Human sacrifices » Offered by » Abraham
Places » High » Sometimes used for true worship
Sacrifices » Were offered » By the patriarchs
Temple » Solomon's » Where abraham offered isaac
Temptation » A test
Tested » Faith tested, examples of
spiritual Tests » Faith tested » Faith tested, examples of
Types of Christ » isaac

Genesis 22:3 (show verse)

Early in the morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took two of his young servants with him, along with his son Isaac. When he had cut the wood for the burnt offering, he started out for the place God had spoken to him about.

Genesis 22:4 (show verse)

On the third day Abraham caught sight of the place in the distance.

Genesis 22:5 (show verse)

So he said to his servants, "You two stay here with the donkey while the boy and I go up there. We will worship and then return to you."

Genesis 22:6 (show verse)

Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and put it on his son Isaac. Then he took the fire and the knife in his hand, and the two of them walked on together.

Genesis 22:7 (show verse)

Isaac said to his father Abraham, "My father?" "What is it, my son?" he replied. "Here is the fire and the wood," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?"

Genesis 22:8 (show verse)

"God will provide for himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son," Abraham replied. The two of them continued on together.

Genesis 22:9 (show verse)

When they came to the place God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood on it. Next he tied up his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood.

Genesis 22:10 (show verse)

Then Abraham reached out his hand, took the knife, and prepared to slaughter his son.

Genesis 22:11 (show verse)

But the Lord's angel called to him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!" "Here I am!" he answered.

Genesis 22:12 (show verse)

"Do not harm the boy!" the angel said. "Do not do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God because you did not withhold your son, your only son, from me."

Genesis 22:13 (show verse)

Abraham looked up and saw behind him a ram caught in the bushes by its horns. So he went over and got the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son.

Genesis 22:14 (show verse)

And Abraham called the name of that place "The Lord provides." It is said to this day, "In the mountain of the Lord provision will be made."

Genesis 22:15 (show verse)

The Lord's angel called to Abraham a second time from heaven

Genesis 22:16 (show verse)

and said, "'I solemnly swear by my own name,' decrees the Lord, 'that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Genesis 22:17 (show verse)

I will indeed bless you, and I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be as countless as the stars in the sky or the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the strongholds of their enemies.

Genesis 22:18 (show verse)

Because you have obeyed me, all the nations of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using the name of your descendants.'"

Genesis 22:19 (show verse)

Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set out together for Beer Sheba where Abraham stayed.

Genesis 22:20 (show verse)

After these things Abraham was told, "Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor --

Genesis 22:21 (show verse)

Uz the firstborn, his brother Buz, Kemuel (the father of Aram),

Genesis 22:22 (show verse)

Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel."

Genesis 22:23 (show verse)

(Now Bethuel became the father of Rebekah.) These were the eight sons Milcah bore to Abraham's brother Nahor.

Genesis 22:24 (show verse)

His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore him children -- Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.