Genesis 22:4

“Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 22:4

Then on the third day Abraham lift vp his eyes, and saw the place afarre off.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And on the third day, Abraham, lifting up his eyes, saw the place a long way off.
- Basic English Bible

On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar.
- Darby Bible

Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
- Webster's Bible

On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off.
- World English Bible

On the third day -- Abraham lifteth up his eyes, and seeth the place from afar;
- Youngs Literal Bible

On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 22:4

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 22:4


22:2 And he said, take thy son - Not thy bullocks and thy lambs; how willingly would Abraham have parted with them by thousands to redeem Isaac! Not thy servant, no, not the steward of thine house. Thine only son - Thine only son by Sarah. Ishmael was lately cast out, to the grief of Abraham, and now Isaac only was left and must he go too? Yes: take Isaac, him by name, thy laughter, that son indeed. Yea, that son whom thou lovest - The trial was of Abraham's love to God, and therefore it must be in a beloved son: in the Hebrew 'tis expressed more emphatically, and I think might very well be read thus, Take now that son of thine, that only son of thine, whom thou lovest, that Isaac. And get thee into the land of Moriah - Three days journey off: so that he might have time to consider it, and if he do it, must do it deliberately. And offer him for a burnt offering - He must not only kill his son, but kill him as a sacrifice, with all that sedateness and composedness of mind, with which he used to offer his burnt - offering.

22:3 The several steps of this obedience, all help to magnify it, and to shew that he was guided by prudence, and governed by faith, in the whole transaction. He rises early - Probably the command was given in the visions of the night, and early the next morning he sets himself about it, did not delay, did not demur. Those that do the will of God heartily will do it speedily. He gets things ready for a sacrifice, and it should seem, with his own hands, cleaves the wood for the burnt - offering. He left his servants at some distance off, left they should have created him some disturbance in his strange oblation. Thus when Christ was entering upon his agony in the garden, he took only three of his disciples with him.

22:6 Isaac's carrying the wood was a type of Christ, who carried his own cross, while Abraham, with a steady and undaunted resolution, carried the fatal knife and fire.


Discussion for Genesis 22:4

  • Marvin on Genesis 22:4
    God performed a great miracle on the third day when Jesus was risen. In the kingdom of God great things happen on the third day and the number three is very significant in the Bible.


 

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