1 And it came to pass after these things, that
God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he
said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac,
whom thou lovest, 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.
3 And Abraham rose 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 went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and
saw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide 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
laid 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 lamb for a burnt
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a
lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them
9 And they came to the place which God had told him of;
and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in
order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid 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 angel of the LORD called unto him out of
heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither
do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest
God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and
behold behind 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 called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In 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, By 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 I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the
heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy
seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be
blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose
up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at
20 And it came to pass after these things, that
it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also
born children unto thy brother Nahor;
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel
the father of Aram,
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did
bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare
also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.