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Genesis 22

Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac.

Genesis 22:1 After these actes God tempted Abraham, and sayde vnto him: Abraham. And he answered: I am here. Genesis 22:2 And he sayde: Take ye sonne, this onely sonne of thine, eue Isaac whom thou louest, and go thy waye in to the londe of Moria, & offre him there for a burntofferynge, vpon a mountayne that I shal shew the.

He giveth proof of his faith and obedience.

Genesis 22:3 Then Abraham stode vp by tymes in the mornynge, and sadled his Asse, and toke with him two yonge men, and his sonne Isaac, and cloue wodd for the brentofferynge, gat him vp, and wente on vnto the place, wherof the LORDE had sayde vnto him. Genesis 22:4 Vpon the thirde daye Abraham lift vp his eyes, and sawe the place a farre of, Genesis 22:5 and sayde vnto his yonge me: Tary ye here with the Asse: as for me and the childe, we wyl go yonder: and whan we haue worshipped, we wyll come to you againe. Genesis 22:6 And Abraha toke the wodd to the brentofferynge, and layed it vpon Isaac his sonne. As for him self, he toke the fyre and a knyfe in his hande, and wente on both together. Genesis 22:7 Then sayde Isaac vnto his father Abraham: My father. Abraham answered: here I am, my sonne. And he sayde: lo, here is fyre and wodd, but where is the shepe for the brentofferynge? Genesis 22:8 Abraham answered: My sonne, God shall prouyde him a shepe for the brentofferynge. And they wente both together. Genesis 22:9 And whan they came to the place which God shewed him, Abraham buylded there an altare, and layed the wodd vpon it, and bande his sonne Isaac, layed him on the altare, aboue vpo the wodd, Genesis 22:10 and stretched out his hande, and toke the knyfe, to haue slayne his sonne.

The angel stayeth him.

Genesis 22:11 Then the angell of the LORDE called from heauen vnto him, and sayde: Abraham Abraham. He answered: here am I. Genesis 22:12 He sayde: Laye not thy handes vpon the childe, & do nothinge vnto him: for now I knowe that thou fearest God, and hast not spared thine onely sonne for my sake.

Isaac is exchanged with a ram.

Genesis 22:13 Then Abraham lift vp his eyes, and sawe behynde him a ramme, holde fast by the hornes in the breres, and wente, and toke the ramme, and offred him for a brent sacrifice, in steade of his sonne.

The place is called JEHOVAH-jireh.

Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the place. The LORDE shall prouyde. Therfore it is a comon sayenge yet this daye: Vpon the mountayne shal the LORDE prouyde.

Abraham is blessed again.

Genesis 22:15 And the angell of the LORDE cryed vnto Abraham from heauen the seconde tymy, Genesis 22:16 and sayde: I haue sworen by myne owne self (sayeth the LORDE) that for so moch as thou hast done this, and hast not spared thine onely sonne, Genesis 22:17 I wyll prospere and multiplye thy sede as the starres of heauen, and as the sonde vpon the see shore. And thy sede shall possesse the gates of his enemies: Genesis 22:18 and in thy sede shal all the nacions of the earth be blessed, because thou hast herkened vnto my voyce. Genesis 22:19 So Abraham turned ageyne to the yonge men, and they gat vp, and wente together vnto Berseba, and dwelt there.

The generation of Nahor unto Rebekah.

Genesis 22:20 After these actes it fortuned, that it was tolde Abraham: Beholde, Milca hath borne children also vnto thy brother Nahor: Genesis 22:21 namely, Hus ye eldest, and Bus his brother, and Kemnel, of whom came the Syrians: Genesis 22:22 and Cesed, and Haso, and Pildas, and Iedlaph and Bethuel. Genesis 22:23 And Bethuel begat Rebecca. These eight dyd Milca beare vnto Nahor Abrahams brother. Genesis 22:24 And his concubyne called Rehuma, bare also: namely, Theba, Sahan, Thahas, and Maacha.

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