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The Sacrifice of Isaac

1It came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!”

He said, “Here I am.”

2He said, “Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go into the land of Moriah and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I will point out to you.”

3So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and he split the wood for the burnt offering and rose up and went to the place that God had told him of.
  4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place in the distance.
  5Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey while the boy and I go over there and bow down in worship, then come back to you.”
  6Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his own hand the fire and the knife. And the two of them walked on together.

7And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!”

And he said, “Here I am, my son.”

And he said, “Here are the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”

8And Abraham said, “God will himself see to providing the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they both went together.

9And they came to the place that 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, on the wood.
  10Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son.

11And the angel of Yahweh called to him out of heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”

And he said, “Here I am.”

12He said, “Do not reach out your hand toward the boy; do not do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”
  13Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that behind him was a ram, caught in the thicket by his horns. Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son.
  14Abraham called the name of that place “Yahweh Will Provide.” As it is said to this day, “On Yahweh’s mountain it will be provided.”

15The angel of Yahweh called to Abraham a second time out of heaven
  16and said, “I have sworn by myself,” says Yahweh, “because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,
  17that I will bless you, yes, bless you, and I will make your seed many, yes, many, like the stars of the heavens and like the sand that is on the seashore. And your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.
  18In your seed all the nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”

19Then Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham lived at Beer-sheba.

Rebekah’s Family

20It came to pass after these things that it was told to Abraham, saying, “Behold, Milcah has also borne sons to your brother Nahor:
  21Uz his firstborn and Buz his brother and Kemuel (the father of Aram),
  22and Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.”
  23Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.
  24And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.

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