Genesis 22:13

“And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Abraham lifted vp his eyes, and looked, and beholde, behinde him a Ramme caught in a thicket by his hornes: And Abraham went and tooke the Ramme, and offered him vp for a burnt offering, in the stead of his sonne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind {him} a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind `him' a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And lifting up his eyes, Abraham saw a sheep fixed by its horns in the brushwood: and Abraham took the sheep and made a burned offering of it in place of his son.
- Basic English Bible

And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind was a ram caught in the thicket by its horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt-offering instead of his son.
- Darby Bible

And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son.
- Webster's Bible

Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and saw that behind him was a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son.
- World English Bible

And Abraham lifteth up his eyes, and looketh, and lo, a ram behind, seized in a thicket by its horns; and Abraham goeth, and taketh the ram, and causeth it to ascend for a burnt-offering instead of his son;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 22:13


22:13 Behold a ram - Tho' that blessed Seed was now typified by Isaac, yet the offering of him up was suspended 'till the latter end of the world, and in the mean time the sacrifice of beasts was accepted, as a pledge of that expiation which should be made by that great sacrifice. And it is observable, that the temple, the place of sacrifice, was afterward built upon this mount Moriah, #2Ch 3:1|, and mount Calvary, where Christ was crucified, was not far off.


Discussion for Genesis 22:13

  • Have you ever been going through a tough time, or couldn 't see your way out, and heard the saying, "God always has a Ram in the Bush " This is where it comes from. When you 've reached your limit and have used every resource possible to get you out of this situation, this scripture always reminds me that God is always in control. He always has a ram in the bush. God always has a way for us to escape whatever it is we 're going through. Put your trust in him and know for sure that he 's working it out!
  • A Ram being sacrificed showed the ending of a lineage the Ram would never lie with a ewe again This was a type and shadow of the lamb that was to come and by this Lamb the seed of Abraham would never end the only way for the seed to be like the sands of the earth is for burnt offerings to be done away with

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