1And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.22.1 Behold…: Heb. Behold me 2And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into 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 clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. 6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. 7And Isaac spake 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 a burnt offering?22.7 lamb: or, kid 8And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. 9And they came to the place which God had told him of; and 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. 10And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 13And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold 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 in the stead of his son. 14And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.22.14 Jehovah-jireh: that is, The Lord will see, or, provide
15¶ And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17That 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 gate of his enemies;22.17 shore: Heb. lip 18And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. 19So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
20¶ And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor; 21Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.22.23 Rebekah: Gr. Rebecca 24And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
Kujua Uthabiti Wa Abrahamu
122:1 Kut 15:25; 16:4; 20:20; Kum 8:2, 16; 13:3; Amu 2:22; 3:1; 2Nya 32:31; Za 66:10; Ebr 11:17; Yak 1:12-13; Mwa 31:11; 46:2; 1Sam 3:4-8; Isa 6:8Baadaye Mungu akamjaribu Abrahamu. Akamwambia, “Abrahamu!”
Abrahamu akajibu, “Mimi hapa.”
222:2 Yn 3:16; Ebr 11:17; 1Yn 4:9; Mwa 8:20Kisha Mungu akamwambia, “Umchukue mwanao, mwana wako wa pekee, Isaki umpendaye, uende katika nchi ya Moria. Mtoe huko kama sadaka ya kuteketezwa juu ya mlima mmojawapo nitakaokuambia.”
322:3 Yos 8:10Abrahamu akaamka asubuhi na mapema siku iliyofuata, akamtayarisha punda wake. Akawachukua watumishi wake wawili pamoja na Isaki mwanawe. Baada ya kuchanja kuni za kutosha kwa ajili ya hiyo sadaka ya kuteketezwa, akaondoka kuelekea mahali Mungu alipokuwa amemwambia. 4Siku ya tatu Abrahamu akainua macho, akapaona mahali pale kwa mbali. 522:5 Kut 24:14Akawaambia watumishi wake, “Kaeni hapa pamoja na punda, wakati mimi na kijana tunakwenda kule. Tutakwenda kuabudu na kisha tutawarudia.”
622:6 Yn 19:17; Amu 19:29Abrahamu akachukua kuni kwa ajili ya sadaka ya kuteketezwa, akamtwika Isaki mwanawe, yeye mwenyewe akachukua moto na kisu. Walipokuwa wakienda pamoja, 722:7 Kut 29:38-42; Law 1:10; Ufu 13:8Isaki akanena akamwambia Abrahamu baba yake, “Baba yangu!”
Abrahamu akaitika, “Mimi hapa, mwanangu.”
Isaki akasema, “Moto na kuni zipo, Je, yuko wapi mwana-kondoo kwa ajili ya sadaka ya kuteketezwa?”
822:8 Yn 1:29Abrahamu akajibu, “Mwanangu, Mungu mwenyewe atajipatia mwana-kondoo kwa ajili ya hiyo sadaka ya kuteketezwa.” Nao hawa wawili wakaendelea mbele pamoja.
922:9 Mwa 4:26; 8:20; Law 1:7; 1Fal 18:33; Ebr 11:17-19; Yak 2:21Walipofika mahali pale alipokuwa ameambiwa na Mungu, Abrahamu akajenga madhabahu hapo, akaziweka kuni juu yake. Akamfunga Isaki mwanawe na akamlaza kwenye madhabahu, juu ya zile kuni. 1022:10 Mwa 18:19Kisha akanyoosha mkono wake na akachukua kisu ili amchinje mwanawe. 1122:11 Mwa 16:7; 21:17; 46:2Lakini malaika wa Bwana akamwita kutoka mbinguni, akamwambia, “Abrahamu! Abrahamu!”
Akajibu, “Mimi hapa.”
1222:12 Mwa 18:19; 42:18; Kut 18:21; 1Sam 15:22; Ay 1:1; 37:24; Mit 8:13; Yak 2:21-23; Yn 3:16; 1Yn 4:9Akamwambia, “Usimdhuru kijana, wala usimtendee jambo lolote. Sasa ninajua kwamba unamcha Mungu, kwa sababu hukunizuilia mwanao, mwana wako wa pekee.”
1322:13 Mwa 8:20; Rum 8:32Abrahamu akainua macho yake, akaona kondoo dume amenaswa pembe zake nyuma yake katika kichaka. Akaenda akamchukua huyo kondoo dume, akamtoa awe sadaka ya kuteketezwa badala ya mwanawe. 1422:14 Kut 17:15; Amu 6:24; Isa 30:29Abrahamu akapaita mahali pale Yehova-Yire.22:14 Yehova-Yire maana yake Bwana atatupa. Mpaka siku ya leo inasemekana, “Katika mlima wa Bwana itapatikana.”
1522:15 Mwa 21:17Basi malaika wa Bwana akamwita Abrahamu kutoka mbinguni mara ya pili, 1622:16 Kut 13:11; 32:13; 33:1; Isa 45:23; 62:8; Yer 22:5; 44:26; 49:13; 51:14; Amo 6:8; Ebr 6:13; Lk 1:73akasema, “Ninaapa kwa nafsi yangu, asema Bwana, kwamba kwa sababu umefanya jambo hili na hukunizuilia mwanao, mwana wako wa pekee, 1722:17 Mwa 12:2; 15:5; 26:24; 24:60; Ebr 6:14; Kut 32:13; Kum 7:7; 28:62; Hos 1:10; Rum 9:27; Ebr 11:12; Es 9:2hakika nitakubariki, na nitauzidisha uzao wako kama nyota za angani na kama mchanga ulioko pwani. Wazao wako watamiliki miji ya adui zao, 1822:18 Mwa 12:2-3; 17:2, 9; Mdo 3:25; Gal 3:8; Za 105:9na kupitia uzao wako mataifa yote duniani yatabarikiwa, kwa sababu umenitii.”
1922:19 Mwa 21:14; 26:23; 28:10Ndipo Abrahamu akawarudia watumishi wake, wakaondoka wakaenda wote pamoja mpaka Beer-Sheba. Abrahamu akaishi huko Beer-Sheba.
Wana Wa Nahori
2022:20 Mwa 11:29Baada ya muda, Abrahamu akaambiwa, “Milka pia amepata watoto, amemzalia ndugu yako Nahori wana: 2122:21 Mwa 10:23; Ay 32:2; Yer 25:23Usi mzaliwa wake wa kwanza, Buzi nduguye, Kemueli (baba wa Aramu), 2222:22 Mwa 24:15, 47; 25:20Kesedi, Hazo, Pildashi, Yidlafu na Bethueli.” 2322:23 Mwa 24:15; 11:29Bethueli akamzaa Rebeka. Milka alimzalia Nahori nduguye Abrahamu hao wana wanane. 2422:24 Mwa 25:6; 35:22; 36:12; Amu 8:31; 2Sam 3:7; 1Fal 2:22; 11:3; 1Nya 1:32; Wim 6:8Suria wake Nahori aliyeitwa Reuma pia alikuwa na wana: Teba, Gahamu, Tahashi na Maaka.