New International Version

Genesis 22

Abraham Tested

1Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”

“Here I am,” he replied.

Then 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.”

Early 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. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. He 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.”

Abraham 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, Isaac 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?”

Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.

When 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. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But 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.”

13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So 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.”

15 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I 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, 18 and through your offspring[b] all nations on earth will be blessed,[c] because you have obeyed me.”

19 Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.

Nahor’s Sons

20 Some time later Abraham was told, “Milkah is also a mother; she has borne sons to your brother Nahor: 21 Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram), 22 Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph and Bethuel.” 23 Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. Milkah bore these eight sons to Abraham’s brother Nahor. 24 His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also had sons: Tebah, Gaham, Tahash and Maakah.

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 22:13 Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text a ram behind him
  2. Genesis 22:18 Or seed
  3. Genesis 22:18 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 22

上帝考驗亞伯拉罕

1這些事以後,上帝要考驗亞伯拉罕,就呼喚他:「亞伯拉罕!」他回答說:「我在這裡。」 上帝說:「帶著你的兒子,你的獨生子,你疼愛的以撒前往摩利亞,在我指示你的山上把他獻為燔祭。」 亞伯拉罕清早起來,準備好驢,劈好獻燔祭用的柴,帶著兩個僕人和兒子以撒動身前往上帝指示他的地方。 到了第三天,亞伯拉罕遠遠看見那地方, 就對僕人說:「你們和驢在這裡等著,我和孩子到那邊敬拜上帝,然後便回來。」

於是,亞伯拉罕把獻燔祭用的柴放在兒子以撒肩上,自己手裡拿著火種和刀。父子二人一同向前走。 以撒說:「父親。」亞伯拉罕說:「孩子,什麼事?」以撒說:「你看,火種和柴都有了,但獻燔祭用的羊羔在哪裡呢?」 亞伯拉罕說:「孩子,上帝自己會預備獻燔祭的羊羔。」二人就繼續向前走。

他們到了上帝指示的地方,亞伯拉罕就築起祭壇,把柴擺在上面,然後把以撒捆起來放在柴上。 10 亞伯拉罕伸手拿起刀來,要殺他的兒子。 11 耶和華的天使從天上呼喚他說:「亞伯拉罕!亞伯拉罕!」他回答說:「我在這裡。」 12 天使說:「不要動孩子,不可傷害他!現在我知道你敬畏上帝,因為你不惜獻上你的兒子——你的獨生子。」 13 這時亞伯拉罕抬起頭來,突然看見有一隻公綿羊兩角卡在稠密的樹叢中,於是把羊取來代替他的兒子獻為燔祭。 14 亞伯拉罕稱那地方為「耶和華以勒」[a]。直到今天人們還說:「在耶和華的山上必有預備。」

15 耶和華的天使再次從天上呼喚亞伯拉罕, 16 對他說:「耶和華說,『你既然願意把你的兒子,你的獨生子獻給我,我憑自己向你起誓, 17 我必賜福給你,使你的後裔多如天上的星和海邊的沙。你的後裔必佔領仇敵的城池, 18 天下萬國必因你的後裔而蒙福,因為你聽從了我的話。』」 19 於是,亞伯拉罕回到僕人等候的地方,他們一同返回亞伯拉罕居住的別示巴。

拿鶴的後代

20 後來,有人告訴亞伯拉罕:「密迦為你的兄弟拿鶴生了幾個兒子, 21 長子烏斯、烏斯的弟弟布斯、亞蘭的父親基姆利、 22 基薛、哈瑣、必達、益拉和利百加的父親彼土利。」 23 密迦為亞伯拉罕的兄弟拿鶴生了八個兒子。 24 拿鶴的妾流瑪生了提八、迦含、他轄和瑪迦。

Footnotes

  1. 22·14 耶和華以勒」或譯「耶和華必預備」。