Genesis 22:9–18

When they arrived at the place that God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood. He bound his son IsaacA and placed him on the altara on top of the wood. 10 Then Abraham reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.

11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”

He replied, “Here I am.”

12 Then he said, “Do not lay a hand on the boy or do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your only son from me.”b 13 Abraham looked up and saw a ramB caught in the thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son. 14 And Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide,C so today it is said, “It will be providedD on the Lord’s mountain.”

15 Then the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16 and said, “By myself I have sworn,”c this is the Lord’s declaration: “Because you have done this thing and have not withheld your only son, 17 I will indeed bless youd and make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the skye and the sand on the seashore.f Your offspring will possess the city gates of their* enemies.g 18 And all the nations of the earth will be blessedE by your offspringh because you have obeyed my command.”

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