And it came to pass after these things that God tempted Abraam; and said to him, Abraam, Abraam; and he said, Lo! I am here.2And he said, Take thy son, the beloved one, whom thou hast loved-Isaac, and go into the high land, and offer him there for a whole-burnt-offering on one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3 And Abraam rose up in the morning and saddled his ass, and he took with him two servants, and Isaac his son, and having split wood for a whole-burnt-offering, he arose and departed, and came to the place of which God spoke to him 4 on the third day; and Abraam having 1 lifted up his eyes, saw the place far off. 5 And Abraam said to, his servants, Sit ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will proceed thus far; and having worshipped we will return to you. 6 And Abraam took the wood of the whole-burnt-offering, and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took into his hands both the fire and the 2 knife, and the two went together. 7 And Isaac said to Abraam his father, Father. And he said, What is it, son? And he said, Behold the fire and the wood, where is the sheep for a whole-burnt-offering? 8 And Abraam said, God will provide himself a sheep for a whole-burnt-offering, my son. And both having gone together, 9 came to the place which God spoke of to him; and there built the altar, and laid the wood on it, and having bound the feet of Isaac his son together, he laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraam stretched forth his hand to take the knife to slay his son. 11 And an angel of the Lord called him out of heaven, and said, Abraam, Abraam. And he said, Behold, I am here. a And he said, 12 Lay not thine hand upon the child, neither do any thing to him, for now I know that thou fearest God, and for my sake thou hast not spared thy beloved son. 13 And Abraam lifted up his eyes and beheld, and lo! A ram caught by his horns in a 3 plant of Sabec; and Abraam went and took the ram, and offered him up for a whole-burnt-offering in the place of Isaac his son.
14 And Abraam called the name of that place The Lord hath seen; that they might say to-day, In the mount the Lord was seen. 15 And an angel of the Lord called Abraam the second time out of heaven,
1 Lit. looked up with.
2 macairan, a short dagger used both for defense sacrifice, etc.
3 Heb. in a thicket.
6 Men, understood.
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