17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice.(A) He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[a](B) 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead,(C) and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 11:18 Gen. 21:12
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17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

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21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?(A)

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21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

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