Genesis 22:8

“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Abraham said, My sonne, God will prouide himselfe a lambe for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Abraham said, "God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son. So the two of them walked on together."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abraham said, God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son. So they went both of them together.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Abraham said, God himself will give the lamb for the burned offering: so they went on together.
- Basic English Bible

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself with the sheep for a burnt-offering. And they went both of them together.
- Darby Bible

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering: so they went both of them together.
- Webster's Bible

Abraham said, "God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." So they both went together.
- World English Bible

and Abraham saith, `God doth provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son;' and they go on both of them together.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abraham said: 'God will provide Himself the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son.' So they went both of them together.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 22:8


22:8 My son, God will provide himself a lamb - This was the language either, Of his obedience; we must offer the lamb which God has appointed now to be offered; thus giving him this general rule of submission to the divine will to prepare him for the application of it to himself. Or, Of his faith; whether he meant it so or no, this proved to be the meaning of it; a sacrifice was provided instead of Isaac. Thus, Christ the great sacrifice of atonement was of God's providing: when none in heaven or earth could have found a lamb for that burnt - offering, God himself found the ransom. All our sacrifices of acknowledgement are of God's providing too; 'tis he that prepares the heart. The broken and contrite spirit is a sacrifice of God, of his providing.


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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