Hebrews 11:17

“By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By faith Abraham when he was tried, offered vp Isaac: and he that had receiued the promises, offered vp his onely begotten sonne,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten {son;}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By faith Abraham, being tried, offered up Isaac: yea, he that had gladly received the promises was offering up his only begotten `son';
- American Standard Version (1901)

By faith Abraham made an offering of Isaac, when he was tested: and he with whom the agreement had been made gave up as an offering the only son of his body,
- Basic English Bible

By faith Abraham, [when] tried, offered up Isaac, and he who had received to himself the promises offered up his only begotten [son],
- Darby Bible

By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only-begotten son,
- Webster's Bible

Through faith Abraham, as soon as God put him to the test, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had joyfully welcomed the promises was on the point of sacrificing his only son
- Weymouth Bible

By faith, Abraham, being tested, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had gladly received the promises was offering up his one and only son;
- World English Bible

Bi feith Abraham offride Ysaac, whanne he was temptid; and he offride the oon bigetun, whych had takun the biheestis;
- Wycliffe Bible

By faith Abraham hath offered up Isaac, being tried, and the only begotten he did offer up who did receive the promises,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 11:17


11:17 By faith Abraham - When God made that glorious trial of him. Offered up Isaac - The will being accepted as if he had actually done it. Yea, he that had received the promises - Particularly that grand promise, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. Offered up - This very son; the only one he had by Sarah. #Gen 22:1|,&c.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 11:17


Heb 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried. See Ge 22:1-14. Offered up Isaac . . . his only begotten [son]. Abraham stands as the great Old Testament example of faith, "the Father of the faithful", the man whose faith was "counted for righteousness" (Ro 4:5). Hence his faith was tried by the sternest test of any Man of God on record, not that God might be certain of his faith, but that all his spiritual children should profit by his example. Note: (1) Isaac was the only child of his marriage; (2) he was the child of promise and by grace; (3) he was the heir, not only of Abraham but of all God's promises to Abraham. Yet Abraham was told to offer him. It was God's command. What a trial of faith! Yet, he believed, though he would not see how, that God would keep his promises.

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