Genesis 21

Genesis 21

Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14
The Lord dealt with Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for
Sarah as he had promised. 2Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a
son in his old age, at the time of which God had spoken to him.
3Abraham gave the name Isaac to his son whom Sarah bore him.

After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him,
“Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2He said, “Take 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 that I shall
show you.” 3So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey,
and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac; he cut the
wood for the burnt offering, and set out and went to the place in the
distance that God had shown him. 4On the third day Abraham looked up
and saw the place far away. 5Then Abraham said to his young men,
“Stay here with the donkey; the boy and I will go over there; we will
worship, and then we will come back to you.” 6Abraham took the wood
of the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried
the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. 7

Isaac said
to his father Abraham, “Father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He
said, “The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt
offering?” 8Abraham said, “God himself will provide the lamb for a
burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together. 9When
they came to the place that God had shown him, Abraham built an altar
there and laid the wood in order. He bound his son Isaac, and laid him on
the altar, on top of the wood. 10Then Abraham reached out his hand and
took the knife to kill his son. 11But the angel of the Lord called to him
from heaven, and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”
12He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy 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.” 13And Abraham looked up and saw a ram,
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caught in a thicket by its horns. Abraham went and took the ram and
offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham called
that place “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the
mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

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