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 22:8

  • Cecil Ryan for verse 8
    The rebellion sin of man being so greivious could only be satisfied by God himself providing the sacrifice
  • Steve collett for verse 8
    this is far more than i can ever comperhend.GOD is so amazing what he did for mankind.thank you JESUS

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