Genesis 22
American Standard Version
The Offering of Isaac

1And it came to pass after these things, that God did prove Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. 2And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son, whom thou lovest, even Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah. And offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. And he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come again to you. 6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. And they went both of them together. 7And 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 lamb for a burnt-offering? 8And Abraham said, God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son. So they went both of them together.

9And they came to the place which God had told him of. And Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. 10And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

The Sacrifice Averted

11And the angel of Jehovah called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here I am. 12And he said, Lay not thy hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him. For now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me. 13And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the 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. 14And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh. As it is said to this day, In the mount of Jehovah it shall be provided.

15And the angel of Jehovah called unto Abraham a second time out of heaven, 16and said, By myself have I sworn, saith Jehovah, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, 17that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore. And thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. 18And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. Because thou hast obeyed my voice. 19So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

Nahor's Sons

20And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she also hath borne children unto they brother Nahor. 21Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram. 22And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23And Bethuel begat Rebekah. These eight did Milcah bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 24And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she also bare Tebah, and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Abraham is tested with the command to offer Isaac.
3. He gives proof of his faith and obedience.
11. The angel prevents him.
13. Isaac is exchanged for a ram.
14. The place is called Jehovah-jireh.
15. Abraham is again blessed.
20. The generations of Nahor unto Rebekah.
Genesis 1: The Creation

Genesis 2: The Seventh Day: God Rests

Genesis 3: The Serpent's Deception

Genesis 4: Cain and Abel

Genesis 5: The Descendants of Adam

Genesis 6: The Wickedness of Man

Genesis 7: Entering the Ark

Genesis 8: The Ark Rests on Ararat

Genesis 9: The Covenant of the Rainbow

Genesis 10: The Japhethites

Genesis 11: The Tower of Babel

Genesis 12: The Calling of Abram

Genesis 13: Abram and Lot Part Ways

Genesis 14: The War of the Kings

Genesis 15: God's Covenant with Abram

Genesis 16: Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael

Genesis 17: Abram Named Abraham

Genesis 18: Abraham's Celestial Visitors

Genesis 19: Lot Welcomes the Angels

Genesis 20: Abraham, Sarah and Abimelech

Genesis 21: The Birth of Isaac

Genesis 22: The Offering of Isaac

Genesis 23: The Death and Burial of Sarah

Genesis 24: A Wife for Isaac

Genesis 25: Abraham and Keturah

Genesis 26: God's Promise to Isaac

Genesis 27: Jacob's Deception

Genesis 28: Jacob Flees to Laban

Genesis 29: Jacob Meets Rachel

Genesis 30: Dan and Naphtali

Genesis 31: Jacob Flees From Laban

Genesis 32: Jacob's Fear of Esau

Genesis 33: Jacob Meets Esau

Genesis 34: The Defiling of Dinah

Genesis 35: Jacob Returns to Bethel

Genesis 36: Esau's Descendants

Genesis 37: Joseph's Dreams

Genesis 38: Judah and Tamar

Genesis 39: Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

Genesis 40: The Cupbearer and the Baker

Genesis 41: The Dreams of Pharaoh

Genesis 42: Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt

Genesis 43: The Return to Egypt with Benjamin

Genesis 44: Benjamin and the Silver Cup

Genesis 45: Joseph Reveals his Identity

Genesis 46: Jacob's Journey to Egypt

Genesis 47: Jacob Settles in Goshen

Genesis 48: Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh

Genesis 49: Jacob Blesses his Sons

Genesis 50: Mourning and Burial for Jacob

Genesis 21
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