22 1God tempted Abraham by saying,
2Take your only son Isaac, the one that you love, and offer him to me as a burnt sacrifice.
3Abraham saddled his donkey while his son Isaac gathered firewood. Then he piled the wood on Isaac's back, took fire and a knife, and went to the place where God had chosen.
7When they arrived, Isaac asked his father, "Where is the lamb for the burnt offering?"
8Abraham replied, "God will provide a lamb."
9When they arrived at the place God selected for the sacrifice, Abraham built and altar, arranged the wood, tied Isaac down, and prepared to kill his son with his knife.
11Then he heard an angel calling out from heaven, saying,
12Don't kill the boy.13Abraham then saw a ram caught in a thicket. He caught the ram and offered it to God instead of his son.
Now I know that you fear God, since you were willing to kill your only son for me.?p-->
16God swears to himself, saying,
I swear to myself that since you were willing to kill your only son for me, 17 I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars and the sand of the seashore. 18They will possess the land of their enemies, and all of the nations will be blessed in them.
Abraham's first son was Ishmael (Genesis 16:15), whom Abraham abandoned, at Sarah and God's request (Genesis 21:1-21).
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Abraham had proved his love for God by his willingness to murder his son.
Greater evil hath no man than this, that he is willing to kill his own son for God.
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