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Genesis 22 - NIV

Abraham Tested

1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.

2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”

3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about.

4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.

5 He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”

6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together,

7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”

8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.

9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.

10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.

11 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.

12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”

13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.

14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

15 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time

16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,

17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,

18 and through your offspring[b] all nations on earth will be blessed,[c] because you have obeyed me.”


a. Genesis 22:13 Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text a ram behind him
b. Genesis 22:18 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)
c. Genesis 22:18 Or seed

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Summary: The name Jehovah-Jireh is one of God's compound names in which His identity is covenant connected to certain attributes, guaranteeing His fulfillment in those areas. We look at the origin, meaning, and purpose of the name Jehovah-Jireh in relation to us.
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Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Dec, 2016
Summary: Last week we looked at verses 1 and 2, and seen the willingness of Abraham to hear God (That is an important part of our relationship to God) Abraham does more than just listen, he does what is asked of him.
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-14
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Tested and Proved
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Dec, 2016
Summary: If you have come today, and you know there is a God! Great! If you have come today and you know that God is the only God! Wonderful! But I want you to leave today and know that He is your God!
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-14
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Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2016
Summary: God gives us tests to refine our faith.
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-19
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Shared by: Brandon Boyd on Sep, 2016
Summary: We need to learn to walk with God, and completely sale out to Him!
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Scripture: Genesis 22:12
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Shared by: Ron Tuit on Sep, 2016
Summary: Abraham received righteousness on account of what he believed; What was is that Abraham believed? Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Isaac is a picture of what Christians believe the Gospel.
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Shared by: David Taylor on Aug, 2016
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Shared by: C. Philip Green on Aug, 2016
Summary: If you want to truly worship God, obey without delay, give without limits, and receive without fail.
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Shared by: D Marion Clark on Jun, 2016
Summary: Abraham, what were you thinking? What was going through your mind? What was going through your heart? We parents want to know. We want to know how you could do it? How could you obey such a command? How could you have taken that knife?
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-18
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Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jun, 2016
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-3
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Mar, 2016
Summary: God would take Abraham to the limit of obedience when He asked for Isaac as a sacrifice
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Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: To really understand the significance of this name, we need to consider carefully the events leading up to the time when Abraham spoke of God as being "Jehovah jireh."
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Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Feb, 2016
Summary: Scripture tells us that God is looking everywhere for faithful people. In the story of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, we see the type of person God is looking for.
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Scripture: Genesis 22:1-18
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Views: 1,067
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Shared by: Dwayne Dickson on Feb, 2016
Summary: In this sermon of the sacrifice of Isaac we see a presentation of the Gospel. Most importantly we see us. We see that God is willing to provide a sacrifice for us if we are willing to put ourselves on His altar.
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Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: Isaac is the first real reference to Christ. God did the exact same thing with Christ that He expected Abraham to do with Isaac.
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Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Nov, 2015
Summary: Today we have a God-given opportunity to glorify God for the gift of Christ. We have a reason to be thankful and we ought to honor the sacrifice of God. He has provided all we will ever need -- do we live our life in thanksgiving because of it?
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Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Abraham's Surrender
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-19
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-14
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-19
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Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Sep, 2015
Summary: The testing of our faith brings perseverance and allows us to know where we are at on the obedience scale.
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-18
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Shared by: Gordon Curley on Jul, 2015
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Shared by: James Chandler on Jun, 2015
Summary: What role should worship play in the life of the church? This message looks at the very first time the word "worship" appears in the Bible. Genesis 22, Abraham is tested and commanded to sacrifice his son Isaac. It was an act of real worship.
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Shared by: Lou Bartet on May, 2015
Summary: We often mistake the means of worship for worship itself!
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Shared by: James Linders on Apr, 2015
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Shared by: Daniel Habben on Feb, 2015
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Shared by: OKOYE BENJAMIN on Jan, 2015
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Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2015
Summary: Jehovah Jireh, or "God Our Provider, " is one of the more well known names of God. But what does He provide? Why? How can we be sure He will provide for us?