1Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
2Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
3Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
6Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
9When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
12“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
13Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram22:13 Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text a ram behind him caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
15The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18and through your offspring22:18 Or seed all nations on earth will be blessed,22:18 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20) because you have obeyed me.”
19Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.
20Some time later Abraham was told, “Milkah is also a mother; she has borne sons to your brother Nahor: 21Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram), 22Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph and Bethuel.” 23Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. Milkah bore these eight sons to Abraham’s brother Nahor. 24His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also had sons: Tebah, Gaham, Tahash and Maakah.
Wɔsɔ Abraham Hwɛ
1Yeinom nyinaa akyiri, Onyankopɔn sɔɔ Abraham hwɛeɛ. Ɔfrɛɛ Abraham sɛ, “Abraham!”
Abraham buaa sɛ, “Me nie!”
2Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Fa wo ba, wo ba korɔ Isak a wodɔ no no kɔ Moria asase so, na fa no kɔbɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ wɔ mmepɔ a ɛwɔ hɔ no mu baako a mɛkyerɛ wo no so.”
3Abraham sɔree anɔpatutuutu hyehyɛɛ nʼafunumu. Ɔfaa ne nkoa no mu baanu ne ne ba Isak kaa ne ho. Ɔtwitwaa egya a ɛbɛso ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ no bɔ no, ɔsiim kɔɔ baabi a Onyankopɔn kyerɛɛ no sɛ ɔnkɔ no. 4Ne nnansa so no, Abraham too nʼani hunuu sɛ baabi a ɔrekɔ no wɔ akyirikyiri. 5Na Abraham ka kyerɛɛ ne nkoa no sɛ, “Mo ne afunumu no ntwɛn ha, na me ne abarimaa no nkɔ animu kakra, nkɔsom. Sɛ yɛsom wie a, yɛbɛsane aba.”
6Abraham faa anyina a wɔde rekɔbɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ no de soaa ne ba Isak. Ɛnna ɔno nso faa egya ne sekammoa kuraeɛ. Ɛberɛ a wɔrekɔ no, 7Isak frɛɛ nʼagya Abraham sɛ, “Agya!”
Ɛnna Abraham buaa sɛ, “Me ba, asɛm bɛn?”
Isak bisaa no sɛ, “Egya ne anyina no nie, na odwammaa a yɛde no rekɔbɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ no wɔ he?”
8Abraham buaa sɛ, “Onyankopɔn no ankasa bɛma yɛn afɔredwan a yɛde rekɔbɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ no.” Afei, wɔn baanu no toaa so kɔeɛ.
9Wɔbɛduruu baabi a Onyankopɔn kyerɛɛ no no, Abraham sii afɔrebukyia wɔ hɔ, hyehyɛɛ anyina no wɔ so. Ɔkyekyeree ne ba Isak, de no too anyina no so wɔ afɔrebukyia no so. 10Abraham twee sekammoa no, pagyaa sɛ ɔde rebɛtwa ne ba no mene akum no. 11Ɛhɔ ara na Awurade ɔbɔfoɔ frɛɛ no firi soro sɛ, “Abraham! Abraham!”
Ɛnna Abraham gyee so sɛ, “Me nie.”
12Awurade ɔbɔfoɔ no kaa sɛ, “Mfa wo nsa nka abɔfra no. Ɛnyɛ no bɔne biara. Esiane sɛ woamfa wo dɔ ba, wo ba korɔ no ankame me no enti, mahunu sɛ wosuro Onyankopɔn.”
13Abraham maa nʼani so hunuu sɛ nkyɛkyerɛ bi asɔ odwennini bi mmɛn mu wɔ wira no mu hɔ. Abraham kɔkyeree odwennini no de no bɔɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ wɔ afɔrebukyia no so, sii ne ba no ananmu. 14Abraham too beaeɛ no din sɛ Awurade De Bɛma. Ɛbɛsi ɛnnɛ no wɔka sɛ, “wɔde bɛma wɔ Awurade bepɔ no so.”
15Awurade ɔbɔfoɔ no frɛɛ Abraham firii soro deɛ ɛtɔ so mmienu kaa sɛ, 16“Maka me ho ntam sɛ, ɛsiane sɛ woayɛ yei, na woamfa wo ba, wo ba korɔ no ankame me enti, 17hyira na mɛhyira wo na mama wʼase adɔre sɛ ɔsoro nsoromma ne mpoano anwea. Na wʼasefoɔ bɛgye wɔn atamfoɔ nkuropɔn adi so. 18Wɔnam wʼasefoɔ so na wɔbɛhyira ewiase amanaman nyinaa, ɛfiri sɛ, woadi mʼasɛm so.”
19Afei, Abraham sane kɔɔ nʼasomfoɔ no nkyɛn ne wɔn siim kɔɔ Beer-Seba kɔtenaa hɔ.
20Yeinom nyinaa akyiri no, wɔka kyerɛɛ Abraham sɛ, “Milka nso yɛ ɔbaatan a wawo mmammarima ama wo nuabarima Nahor. Wɔn din na ɛdidi so yi:
21Us yɛ abakan, Us nuabarima Bus na ɔtɔ so mmienu.
Deɛ ɔdi so ne Kemuel, a ɔyɛ Aram agya.
22Wɔn a wɔaka no ne Kesed, Haso, Pildas, Yidlaf ne Betuel.”
23Saa Betuel yi na ɔwoo Rebeka.
Milka ne Abraham nua Nahor na wɔwowoo saa mmammarima baawɔtwe yi.
24Nahor ne ne mpena Rehuma nso wowoo mma baanan a wɔn din de,
Teba, Gaham, Tahas ne Maaka.