Bishops' Bible

Genesis 22

Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac.

Genesis 22:1 After these sayinges, god did tempt Abraham, and sayde vnto him Abraham. Which answered, here I am. Genesis 22:2 And he saide: take thy sonne, thyne onlye sonne Isahac whom thou louest, & get thee vnto the lande Moriah, and offer him there for a burnt offering vpon one of the mountaines which I wyl shewe thee.

He giveth proof of his faith and obedience.

Genesis 22:3 Then Abraham rose vp early in the mornyng, and sadled his Asse, and toke two of his young men with hym, and Isahac his sonne, and cloue wood for the burnt offering, and rose vp, and got hym to the place whiche God had appointed hym. Genesis 22:4 The thirde day Abraham lyft vp his eyes, and sawe the place a farre of: Genesis 22:5 And sayde vnto his young men, byde here with the Asse, I and the lad will go yonder & worship, and come agayne to you. Genesis 22:6 And Abraham toke the wood of the burnt offeryng, and layde it vpon Isahac his sonne: but he him selfe toke fire in his hande and a knyfe, and they went both of them together. Genesis 22:7 Then spake Isahac vnto Abraham his father, and sayd, my father. And he aunswered, here am I, my sonne. He sayde, see here is fyre and wood, but where is the beast for burnt sacrifice? Genesis 22:8 Abraham aunswered: My God wyll prouide a beast for burnt sacrifice: and so they went both together. Genesis 22:9 And when they came to ye place which God had shewed him, Abraham buylt an aulter there, and dressed the wood, and bound Isahac his sonne, and layde him on the aulter aboue vpo the wood. Genesis 22:10 And Abraham stretchyng foorth his hande, toke the knyfe to haue killed his sonne.

The angel stayeth him.

Genesis 22:11 And the angell of the Lord called vnto him from heauen, saying: Abraham, Abraham. And he sayd, here [am] I: Genesis 22:12 And he sayde: lay not thy hande vpon the chylde, neyther do any thyng vnto hym, for nowe I knowe that thou fearest God, & hast for my sake not spared [yea] thine onlye sonne.

Isaac is exchanged with a ram.

Genesis 22:13 And Abraham lifting vp his eyes, looked: and beholde, behynde [hym] there was a Ramme caught by the hornes in a thicket: and Abraham went & tooke the Ramme, and offered hym vp for a burnt offering in the steade of his sonne.

The place is called JEHOVAH-jireh.

Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called ye name of the place, the Lorde wyll see. As it is sayde this day, in the mounte will the Lorde be seene.

Abraham is blessed again.

Genesis 22:15 And the angell of the Lorde cryed vnto Abraham from heauen the seconde tyme, Genesis 22:16 And sayd: by my selfe haue I sworne, sayeth the Lorde, because thou hast done this thyng, and hast not spared yea thyne onlye sonne, Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I wyll blesse thee, and in multiplying I wyll multiplie thy seede as the starres of heauen, and as the sande which is vpon the sea side, and thy seede shall possesse the gates of his enemies. Genesis 22:18 And in thy seede shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast hearde my voyce. Genesis 22:19 So turned Abraham againe vnto his young men: and they rose vp, and went together to Beer seba, and Abraham dwelt at Beer seba.

The generation of Nahor unto Rebekah.

Genesis 22:20 And after these thynges, one tolde Abraham, saying: beholde Milcha, she hath also borne chyldren vnto thy brother Nachor, Genesis 22:21 Hus his eldest sonne, and Buz his brother, and Camuel the father of the Syrians, Genesis 22:22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Iidlaph, and Bethuel. Genesis 22:23 And Bethuel begat Rebecca. These eyght did Milcha beare to Nachor Abrahams brother. Genesis 22:24 And his concubine called Reumah, she bare also Tebah, & Gaham, Thahas, and Maacha.

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