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Genesis 22

 

 

Introduction
1Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac.
3He gives proof of his faith and obedience.
11The angel prevents him.
13Isaac is exchanged for a ram.
14The place is called Jehovah-jireh.
15Abraham is again blessed.
20The generations of Nahor unto Rebekah.

Verse 1
And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
A. M. 2132. B.C. 1872. Jos. Ant. God
Exodus 15:25,26; 16:4; Deuteronomy 8:2; 13:3; Judges 2:22; 2 Samuel 24:1; 2 Chronicles 32:31; Proverbs 17:3; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 11:17; James 1:12-14; 2:21; 1 Peter 1:7
tempt
Or prove, or try, as tempt, from tento, originally signified.
Behold, here I am
Heb. Behold me.
7,11; Exodus 3:4; Isaiah 6:8

Verse 2
And 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.
Take
17:19; 21:12; John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 8:32; Hebrews 11:17; 1 John 4:9,10
Moriah
2 Chronicles 3:1
and offer
Judges 11:31,39; 2 Kings 3:27; Micah 6:7

Verse 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.
17:23; 21:14; Psalms 119:60; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 26:3,4; Matthew 10:37; Mark 10:28-31; Luke 14:26; Galatians 1:16; Hebrews 11:8,17-19

Verse 4
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
third
Exodus 5:3; 15:22; 19:11,15; Leviticus 7:17; Numbers 10:33; 19:12,19; 31:19; Joshua 1:11; 2 Kings 20:5; Esther 5:1; Hosea 6:2; Matthew 17:23; Luke 13:32; 1 Corinthians 15:4
saw
1 Samuel 26:13

Verse 5
And 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.
Abide
Hebrews 12:1
come
Hebrews 11:19

Verse 6
And 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.
laid it
Isaiah 53:6; Matthew 8:17; Luke 24:26,27; John 19:17; 1 Peter 2:24

Verse 7
And 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?
My father
Matthew 26:39,42; John 18:11; Romans 8:15
Here am I
Heb. Behold me.
but
4:2-4; 8:20
lamb
or, kid.
Exodus 12:3

Verse 8
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
18:14; 2 Chronicles 25:9; Matthew 19:26; John 1:29,36; 1 Peter 1:19,20; Revelation 5:6,12; Revelation 7:14; 13:8

Verse 9
And 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.
place
2-4; Matthew 21:1-46; 26:1-27
built
8:20
bound
Psalms 118:27; Isaiah 53:4-10; Matthew 27:2; Mark 15:1; John 10:17,18; Acts 8:32; Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 2:7,8; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 2:24

Verse 10
And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
Isaiah 53:6-12; Hebrews 11:17-19; James 2:21-23

Verse 11
And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
angel
12,16; 16:7,9,10; 21:17
Abraham
1; Exodus 3:4; 1 Samuel 3:10; Acts 9:4; 26:14

Verse 12
And 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.
Lay
1 Samuel 15:22; Job 5:19; Jeremiah 19:5; Micah 6:6-8; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 8:12; Hebrews 11:19
now
20:11; 26:5; 42:18; Exodus 20:20; 1 Samuel 12:24,25; 15:22; Nehemiah 5:15; Job 28:28; Psalms 1:6; 2:11; 25:12,14; 111:10; 112:1; 147:11; Proverbs 1:7; Ecclesiastes 8:12,13; Ecclesiastes 12:13; Jeremiah 32:40; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 5:16; 10:37,38; 16:24; 19:29; Acts 9:31; Hebrews 12:28; James 2:18,21,22; Revelation 19:5
seeing
John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 8:32; 1 John 4:9,10

Verse 13
And 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.
behind
8; Psalms 40:6-8; 89:19,20; Isaiah 30:21; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 1:9,10
in the
1 Corinthians 5:7,8; 1 Peter 1:19,20

Verse 14
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
called
16:13,14; 28:19; 32:30; Exodus 17:15; Judges 6:24; 1 Samuel 7:12; Ezekiel 48:35
Jehovah-jireh
i.e., The Lord will see, or provide.
8,13; Exodus 17:15
In
Deuteronomy 32:36; Psalms 22:4,5; Daniel 3:17-25; Micah 4:10; John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10; 1 Timothy 3:16
it shall be seen
"In the mount of the Lord it shall be provided." The meaning is, that God, in the greatest difficulties, when all human assistance is vain, will make a suitable provision for the deliverance of those who trust in Him.

Verse 15

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Verse 16
And 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:
12:2; Psalms 105:9; Isaiah 45:23; Jeremiah 49:13; 51:14; Amos 6:8; Luke 1:73; Romans 4:13,14; Hebrews 6:13,14

Verse 17
That 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;
in blessing
12:2; 27:28,29; 28:3,14-22; 49:25,26; Deuteronomy 28:2-13; Ephesians 1:3
I will multiply
13:16; 15:5; 17:6; 26:4; Deuteronomy 1:10; Jeremiah 33:22
shore
Heb. lip.
1 Kings 9:26
thy seed
24:60; Numbers 24:17-19; Deuteronomy 21:19; Joshua 1:1-10; 2 Samuel 8:1-18; 10:1-19; Psalms 2:8,9; 72:8,9; Jeremiah 32:22; Daniel 2:44,45; Micah 1:9; Luke 1:68-75; 1 Corinthians 15:57; Revelation 11:15

Verse 18
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
And in
12:3; 18:18; 26:4; Psalms 72:17; Acts 3:25; Romans 1:3; Galatians 3:8,9,16,18,28,29; Ephesians 1:3
obeyed
3,10; 26:5; 1 Samuel 2:30; Jeremiah 7:23; Hebrews 11:1-40

Verse 19
So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
So Abraham
to Beer-sheba
21:31; Joshua 15:28; Judges 20:1

Verse 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;
A. M. 2142. B.C. 1862. told
Proverbs 25:25
Milcah
11:29; 24:15,24
Nahor
11:26; 24:10,24; 31:53

Verse 21
Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
Huz
Job 1:1
Uz
Buz.
Job 32:2
Kemuel
Kemuel might have given name to the Kamilites, a people of Syria, mentioned by Strabo, to the west of the Euphrates.
Aram
Syrians.
24:10; Numbers 23:7; Psalms 60:1; *title; Psalms 60:2-12

Verse 23
And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
Bethuel
24:15,24,47; 25:20; 28:2,5
Rebekah
24:51,60,67; Romans 9:10
Rebecca

Verse 24
And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
concubine
16:3; 25:6; Proverbs 15:25
Maachah
He may have been the father of the Macetes, in Arabia Felix: there is a city called Maca towards the straits of Ormus.

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 22:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/genesis-22.html.

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