Genesis 22:5

“And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 22:5

And Abraham said vnto his yong men, Abide you here with the asse, and I and the lad will goe yonder and worship, and come againe to you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come again to you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he said to his young men, Keep here with the ass; and I and the boy will go on and give worship and come back again to you.
- Basic English Bible

And Abraham said to his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
- Darby Bible

And Abraham said to his young men, Abide you here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and return to you.
- Webster's Bible

Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go yonder. We will worship, and come back to you."
- World English Bible

and Abraham saith unto his young men, `Remain by yourselves here with the ass, and I and the youth go yonder and worship, and turn back unto you.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abraham said unto his young men: 'Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come back to you.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 22:5

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 22:5


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.

22:7 Behold the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb? - This is, A trying question to Abraham; how could he endure to think that Isaac is himself the lamb? 'Tis a teaching question to us all, that when we are going to worship God, we should seriously consider whether we have every thing ready, especially the lamb for a burnt - offering. Behold, the fire is ready; that is, the Spirit's assistance, and God's acceptance: the wood is ready, the instituted ordinances designed to kindle our affections, which indeed, without the Spirit, are but like wood without fire, but the Spirit works by them. All things are now ready, but where is the lamb? Where is the heart? Is that ready to be offered up to God, to ascend to him as a burnt - offering?


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