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The faith and obedience of Abraham is proved in his readiness to sacrifice his son Isaac. He is stayed from the act by an angel. Former promises are renewed to him. His brother Nachor's issue.

[1] After these things, God tempted Abraham, and said to him: Abraham, Abraham. And he answered: Here I am. [2] He said to him: Take thy only begotten son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and go into the land of vision: and there thou shalt offer him for an holocaust upon one of the mountains which I will shew thee. [3] So Abraham rising up in the night, saddled his ass: and took with him two young men, and Isaac his son: and when he had cut wood for the holocaust he went his way to the place which God had commanded him. [4] And on the third day, lifting up his eyes, he saw the place afar off.

[15] And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, saying:

[16] By my own self have I sworn, saith the Lord: because thou hast done this thing, and hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake: [17] I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore: thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies. [18] And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed my voice. [19] Abraham returned to his young men, and they went to Bersabee together, and he dwelt there. [20] After these things, it was told Abraham that Melcha also had borne children to Nachor his brother.

[21] Hus the firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Camuel the father of the Syrians, [22] And Cased, and Azau, and Pheldas, and Jedlaph, [23] And Bathuel, of whom was born Rebecca: These eight did Melcha bear to Nachor Abraham's brother. [24] And his concubine, named Roma, bore Tabee, and Gaham, and Tahas, and Maacha.

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