1 And it came to pass after these things that God proved 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 dost love, and go to 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 cut 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 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 the knife; and they both went together.
7 Then Isaac spoke 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 the burnt offering?
8 And Abraham answered, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering, so they both went together.
9 And when they came to the place which God had told him of, 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 Then 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 anything unto him; for now I know that thou doest fear God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son] from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked and beheld 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 instead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Shall See ([YHWH-hjireh]). Therefore 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 I have sworn, said 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 gates of his enemies;
18 and in thy seed shall all the Gentiles of the earth be blessed because thou hast hearkened unto my voice.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
20 And it came to pass after these things that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she has also born sons 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 Bethuel.
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah. Milcah gave birth to these eight unto Nahor, Abraham's brother.
24 And his concubine, whose name [was] Reumah, also gave birth to Tebah and Gaham and Thahash and Maachah.: