- And it came to pass after these things
that God tempted Abraam, and said to him,
Abraam, Abraam; and he said, Lo! I am here.
- And he said, Take thy son, the beloved one,
whom thou hast loved -- Isaac, and go into
the high land, and offer him there for a
whole-burnt-offering on one of the
mountains which I will tell thee of.
- And Abraam rose up in the morning and saddled his
ass, and he took with him two servants, and
Isaac his son, and having split wood for a
whole-burnt-offering, he arose and departed,
and came to the place of which God spoke
- on the third day; and Abraam
having [a] lifted up his eyes, saw the place afar
- And Abraam said to his servants, Sit
ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will
proceed thus far, and having worshipped we
will return to you.
- And Abraam took the
wood of the whole-burnt-offering, and laid
it on Isaac his son, and he took into his
hands both the fire and the [b] knife, and the
two went together.
- And Isaac said to
Abraam his father Father. And he said,
What is it, son? And he said, Behold the
fire and the wood, where is the sheep for a
- And Abraam said,
God will provide himself a shee for a
whole-burnt-offering, my son. And both having
- came to the place which God
spoke of to him and there Abraam built the
altar and laid the wood on it, and having
bound the feet of Isaac his son together, he
laid him on the altar upon the wood.
Abraam stretched forth his hand to take
the knife to slay his son.
- And an angel
of the Lord called him out of heaven, and
said Abraam, Abraam. And he said,
Behold, I am here.
- And he said, Lay not
thine hand upon the child, neither do
anything to him, for now I know that thou
fearest God, and for my sake thou hast not
spared thy beloved son.
- And Abraam
lifted up his eyes and beheld, and lo! a ram
caught by his horns in a [c] plant of Sabec;
and Abraam went and took the ram, and
offered him up for a whole-burnt-offering in
the place of Isaac his son.
- And Abraam called the name of that
place, The Lord hath seen; that they might
say to-day, In the mount the Lord was
- And an angel of the Lord called
Abraam the second time out of heaven,
saying, I have sworn by myself, says the
Lord, because thou hast done this thing,
and on my account hast not spared thy
- [d] surely blessing I will bless
thee, and multiplying I will multiply thy
seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand
which is by the shore of the sea, and thy
seed shall inherit the cities of their enemies.
- And [e] in thy seed shall all the nations of
the earth be blessed, because thou hast
hearkened to my voice.
- And Abraam returned to his servants, and they arose and
went together to the well of the oath; and
Abraam dwelt at the well of the oath.
- And it came to pass after these things,
that it was reported to Abraam, [f] saying,
Behold, Melcha herself too has born sons
to Nachor thy brother,
- Uz the first-born,
and Baux his brother, and Camuel the
father of the Syrians, and Chazad, and
- Azav and Phaldes, and Jeldaph, and
Bathuel, and Bathuel begot Rebecca;
are eight sons, which Melcha bore to Nachor
the brother of Abraam.
- And his concubine
whose name was Rheuma, she also bore
Tabec and Taam, and Tochos, and Mocha.
[a] Lit. look up with.
[b] ma/xairan, a short dagger used both for defence and sacrifice, etc.
[c] Heb. in a thicket.
[d] Heb. 6. 14.
[e] Acts 3. 25.
[f] Men, understood.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]