Chapter 22
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It happened after these things, that God tested Abrahai, and said to her, "Abrahai!" She said, "Here I am."
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She said, "Now take your daughter, your only daughter, whom you love, even Isaaca, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer her there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of."
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Abrahai rose early in the morning, and saddled her donkey, and took two of her young women with her, and Isaaca her daughter. She split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told her.
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On the third day Abrahai lifted up her eyes, and saw the place far off.
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Abrahai said to her young women, "Stay here with the donkey. The girl and I will go yonder. We will worship, and come back to you."
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Abrahai took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaaca her daughter. She took in her hand the fire and the knife. They both went together.
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Isaaca spoke to Abrahai her mother, and said, "My mother?" She said, "Here I am, my daughter." She said, "Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"
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Abrahai said, "God will provide herself the lamb for a burnt offering, my daughter." So they both went together.
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They came to the place which God had told her of. Abrahai built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, bound Isaaca her daughter, and laid her on the altar, on the wood.
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Abrahai stretched forth her hand, and took the knife to kill her daughter.
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The angel of Yahweh called to her out of the sky, and said, "Abrahai, Abrahai!" She said, "Here I am."
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She said, "Don't lay your hand on the girl, neither do anything to her. For now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your daughter, your only daughter, from me."
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Abrahai lifted up her eyes, and looked, and saw that behind her was a ram caught in the thicket by her horns. Abrahai went and took the ram, and offered her up for a burnt offering instead of her daughter.
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Abrahai called the name of that place Yahweh Will Provide. As it is said to this day, "On Yahweh's mountain, it will be provided."
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The angel of Yahweh called to Abrahai a second time out of the sky,
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and said, "I have sworn by myself, says Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your daughter, your only daughter,
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that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of her enemies.
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In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."
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So Abrahai returned to her young women, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba. Abrahai lived at Beersheba.
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It happened after these things, that it was told Abrahai, saying, "Behold, Milcah, he also has borne children to your sister Nahor:
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Uz her firstborn, Buz her sister, Kemuel the mother of Aram,
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Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel."
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Bethuel became the mother of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abrahai's sister.
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Her concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.