(1) After these things, Elohim tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham,” and he answered, “Here I am.” (2) And He said, “Take your son, your only one, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and bring him up as a offering on one of the mountains that I will point out to you.” (3) So the next morning, Abraham saddled his donkey and took with him two of his young men and his son Isaac. He split the wood for the burnt offering, and he set out for the place of which Elohim had told him. (4) On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place from afar. (5) Then Abraham said to his servants, “You stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go up there; we will worship and we will return to you.” (6) Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and put it on his son Isaac. He himself took the fire and the knife; and the two walked off together.
(7) Then Isaac said to his father Abraham, “Father!” And he answered, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Here are the fire and the wood; but where is the sheep for the burnt offering?” (8) And Abraham said, “Elohim will see to Himself the sheep for the offering, my son.” And the two of them walked on together.
(9) They arrived at the place of which Elohim had told him. Abraham built an altar there; he laid out the wood; he bound his son Isaac; he laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. (10) And Abraham picked up the knife to slay his son. (11) Then an angel of Adonai called to him from heaven: “Abraham! Abraham!” And he answered, “Here I am.” (12) And he said, “Do not raise your hand against the boy, or do anything to him. For now I know that you fear Elohim, since you have not withheld your son, your only one, from Me.” (13) When Abraham looked up, his eye fell upon a ram, caught in the thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering in place of his son. (14) And Abraham named that site Adonai-Yireh, as they still say today, “On the mount of the Adonai there is vision.”
(15) The angel of Adonai called to Abraham a second time from heaven, (16) and said, “By Myself I swear, Adonai declares: Because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your favored one, (17) I will bestow My blessing upon you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven and the sands on the seashore; and your descendants shall seize the gates of their foes. (18) All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, because you have obeyed My command.” (19) Abraham then returned to his servants, and they departed together for Beer-sheba; and Abraham stayed in Beer-sheba.