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Abraham said, My son, [a]God Himself will provide a lamb for the burnt offering. So the two went on together.

When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built an altar there; then he laid the wood in order and [b]bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar on the wood.(A)

10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand and took hold of the knife to slay his son.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 22:8 We must not suppose that this was the language merely of faith and obedience. Abraham spoke prophetically, and referred to that Lamb of God which He had provided for Himself, Who in the fullness of time would take away the sin of the world, and of Whom Isaac was a most expressive type (Adam Clarke, The Holy Bible with A Commentary). For Abraham was a prophet (Gen. 20:7). Jesus said Abraham hoped for “My day [My incarnation]; and he did see it and was delighted” (John 8:56).
  2. Genesis 22:9 Isaac, who was perhaps twenty-five years old (according to the ancient historian Josephus), shared his father’s confidence in God’s promise. Was not his very existence the result of God keeping His word? (Gen. 17:15-17.)

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