Genesis 22:10

“And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Abraham stretched foorth his hand, and tooke the knife to slay his sonne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And stretching out his hand, Abraham took the knife to put his son to death.
- Basic English Bible

And Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to slaughter his son.
- Darby Bible

And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
- Webster's Bible

Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to kill his son.
- World English Bible

and Abraham putteth forth his hand, and taketh the knife -- to slaughter his son.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 22

  • Weser
    Jesus is the Passover Lamb to atone our sins of the whole world!
  • Oliver
    This chapter of the Bible marks a great meaning in human and God relationship and human salvation
    1. the human nature is always to " take" and rarely give as portrayed in infants who alway put in their mouth whatever they grab
    I perceived God must have had goose pimples allover when Abraham willing gave his beloved son Isaac
    2.Isaac signifies Jesus whom GOD gave as a ransom for our sin
  • Anne
    It is notable that Abraham did not tell anyone else about what God had asked him to do. He knew it was God and did not need anyone else's opinion. When God speaks to us we should not hesitate and debate with anyone else, but trust Him completely.
  • Seven Trumpets
    Genesis 22:20 "And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;" An ineresting part "after these things..." because it shows us something, that many of us feel often, as Christians in the world. How many times have we had great experience in God, and after to meet some who seemed only sent to "one up" us?
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This chapter has important lessons for Christians. It presents a double test of faith and adherence to the command of God. Abraham demonstrated unshakable faith, a trait true Christians should hold dear. He also heeded the command of God not minding the sore consequence. As Christians,"Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it." (John 2:5). God Himself used this episode to herald the sacrifice of Jesus
  • Irene123
    "..... and I and the lad will go ....... and come again to you." This was just br'ot out in this a.m. Bible study. Abraham had FAITH in God, but did he realize what he said here? Or did God put those words in his mouth, un-knowing to Abraham? Abraham actually raised the knife. I just feel that Abraham didn't realize what he had said; and 'feelings' are not a good interpreter of His word.

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